Join our family friendly New Zealand rafting trip on the Grade 2 lower reaches of the Tongariro River.
Family Rafting just a few minutes outside of Turangi.
Great for Family groups, social groups, parents and their children.
New Zealand’s best Grade 3 Team rafting adventure happens just a few minutes outside of Turangi on the upper reaches of the Tongariro River – the best place to whitewater raft with your team.
Looking for a Fun Day out for your Team?
Our staff are experts in their field and we will develop a program to fulfil your requirements and suit your budget.
Rafting is a great adventure activity – because small, tall, young and old can do it. There’s no better way to develop team spirit, break down personal barriers and develop leadership than stepping out of your comfort zone and into the unknown.
With your professional raft guide/facilitator to direct things and keep you safe, you will not only enjoy a trip to remember but learn powerful things about yourself and your crew as well. At Rafting New Zealand we believe we can offer your company/team a truly unique experience which will provide highly rewarding outcomes for your staff and business.
THIS IS THE ULTIMATE PLATFORM TO CREATE SOME AWESOME TEAM BUILDING.
Looking to create some awesome team bonding, but limited on time?
The Thermal Float is the perfect solution to your problem. The Grade 1 section of the awesome Waikato River is relatively flat, enabling your staff to use the current and the flow of the river to take turns leading the team down each section.
Control the raft/s, give the orders, navigate the crew. Perfect for gaining leadership and trust in your teams. Why not take a few rafts and have a race/competition amongst the company?
Experience the natural sights on New Zealand’s longest river, take in the fresh water – even hop in for a swim/float down. The Waikato River provides the best platform to bring a team to its true potential within any company.
WHERE: 15 MINUTES FROM OUR BASE IN TURANGI WHEN: ALL YEAR – EVERYDAY HOW LONG: GRADE 2: 3 HOURS BASE TO BASE (1.5 HOURS ON RIVER)
This section starts where the grade 3+ section finishes. With its fun easy rapids we have a unique opportunity to hand the “guides paddle” over to you and your crew. Self-guide yourselves, calling the commands and steering the raft. It’s a great chance to develop leadership and team work, with the river giving you instant feedback on how you are performing. It’s also a barrel of laughs for all involved and you will finish the trip on a big high. At the end of your exciting adventure, return to our base and warm up with a hot solar powered shower, and enjoy a cold Beer or Soad with a delicious River Dog (RNZ Hot-Dog) while viewing a slide show of images from your trip.
WHERE: 15 MINUTES FROM OUR BASE IN TURANGI WHEN: ALL YEAR – EVERYDAY HOW LONG: GRADE 3+: 4 HOURS BASE TO BASE (2.5 HOURS ON RIVER)
The best half day rafting trip in the country, 50+ exciting, technical rapids, spectacular scenery, trout laden pools, pristine, clear drinkable water, optional waterfall jump, and on river hot chocolate and snacks. This trip is not to be missed, your staff/team will talk about this trip for months to come. At the end of your exciting adventure, return to our Base and warm up with a hot solar powered shower, and enjoy a cold Beer or Soda and delicious River Dog (RNZ Hot-Dog) while viewing a slide show of images from your trip.
WHERE: 15 MINUTES FROM OUR BASE IN TURANGI WHEN: ALL YEAR – EVERYDAY HOW LONG: COMBINED SECTIONS: 6 HOURS BASE TO BASE
FULL DAY OPTION
Combine both the Grade 3+ and Grade 2 sections for the complete Tongariro experience.
With this option you get the thrills and spills of the upper section including the jump off the Puketarata waterfall (weather permitting), then with lunch provided and the skills you acquired from the morning session you and your team can take on the rapids of the lower section by yourselves (still under the watchfull eye of your professional RNZ Guide/s).
At the end of your exciting adventure, return to our base and warm up with a hot solar powered shower, and enjoy a cold Beer or Soad and delicious River Dog (RNZ Hot-Dog) while viewing a slide show of images from your trip.
The Rafting Industry has been legislated for over 25years so the new Adventure Regulation is nothing new to us. We will assist and provide you with all the necessary documentation to ensure your health and safety planning is streamlined.
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Why come to us! Rafting is an adventure activity that very few New Zealanders get to experience. The river environment is something our kids need to be confident in and what better way to open the doors to them then by including a rafting adventure..
Why plan to come here? The Central Plateau is spread over the Ruapehu and Taupo regions. Within these regions there is a vast array of activities that your school can incorporate into your visit. From walking the many numerous tracks, to kayaking down hidden streams there is something for all abilities.