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Kia ora (Welcome)!

Based in Turangi and Taupo, Rafting New Zealand is home to New Zealand’s Most Awarded Rafting Adventures

We are proud to be New Zealand's safest and most awarded whitewater rafting company! We raft from ages 3 and up, and no previous rafting experience is necessary. We offer Aotearoa's best half-day rafting adventures. Look below to find out more information.
Rafting New Zealand Awards
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. And our more senior of citizens or those that are just not very water-confident.

Our Most Popular Adventure

Tongariro Whitewater Grade 3

This is Rafting New Zealand’s most popular adventure. The Tongariro River is world-famous for its incredible scenery, pristine water and incredibly rare wild life. Only with Rafting New Zealand will you get to experience the 60+ Grade 3 Rapids of the Tongariro River with an authentic professional Kiwi guide.

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 Maritime NZ certified. We offer unique, safe, educational and fun adventures that will bring your classroom alive. Rafting New Zealand promises to meet your EOTC requirements and strive to deliver excellence across all areas.

Don't Miss The Big One

Raft Fishing Adventures

Here at Rafting New Zealand are proud to offer the ultimate fly fishing trips. Raft Fishing on the spectacular Tongariro, Waikato, Mohaka or Whakapapa rivers are the ultimate Trout fishing adventures.

“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