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Raft the Tongariro River with Rafting New Zealand. #1 on Trip Advisor Things To Do In Turangi

The Best White Water Rafting Company in New Zealand.

We are proud to be New Zealand's best, safest and also the most awarded whitewater rafting company!

In the heart of the Tongariro district. As a result, it's home of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and the Mt. Ruapehu Ski Fields. Also close to the Tongariro National Trout Centre. Additionally, Rafting New Zealand offers complimentary transport from Taupo to Turangi on some trips.

We raft from ages 3 and up. No previous rafting experience is necessary. We offer Aotearoa's best rafting adventures. Look below to find out more information.
New Zealand's Best Family Rafting Adventure

Tongariro Family Fun Grade 2

Suitable for ages 3 and up. Rafting New Zealand’s Tongariro Family Fun is an adventure for people wanting a safe, intimate introduction to white-water rafting. The 8km (5 mile) journey is perfect for families with young children. Plus have an opportunity to see one of New Zealand’s most rare birds – the Blue Duck – in its natural habitat.

Our Most Popular Adventure

Tongariro Whitewater Grade 3

The Tongariro River White Water is Rafting New Zealand’s most popular adventure. Experience the 60+ Grade 3 Rapids of the Tongariro River with an authentic professional Kiwi guide. The Tongariro River is world-famous for its incredible scenery. Also for its pristine water. Plus the incredibly rare Blue Duck.

Leadership and Team Building

Schools Groups

At Rafting New Zealand we are proud to be New Zealand’s leading rafting provider. One of a select few rafting companies in New Zealand to have received the QualMark Gold Award. We are also Maritime NZ certified. Because of this, we can offer unique, safe, educational and fun adventures that will bring your classroom alive. As a result Rafting New Zealand will meet your EOTC requirements and deliver excellence across all areas.

Don't Miss The Big One

Raft Fishing Adventures

Raft Fishing on the spectacular Tongariro, Waikato, Mohaka or Whakapapa rivers are the ultimate Trout fishing adventures. Due to Rafting New Zealand’s ability to navigate these rivers we provide our clients the best opportunities to catch the ‘big one.’

“This trip was one of the best things we did with our time in New Zealand!”


“fantastic experience. Highly recommend, I will like to try again next time.”


“We did the Grade 3 rafting with a fantastic guide Jesse, the scenery was amazing!”



“We planned our white water rafting trip at the last minute and are so glad we did!”

Amy R