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A thrilling adventure with breathtaking scenery in Turangi

New Zealand’s best Grade 3 rafting adventure happens just a few minutes outside of Turangi on the upper reaches of the Tongariro River – world-famous for its pristine water, incredible scenery, and awesome wildlife so close to the Tongariro National Park.

Tongariro White Water Rafting is our most popular adventure. Only with Rafting New Zealand will you get to experience the 50+ Grade 3 rapids of the Tongariro River with an authentic professional Kiwi raft guide.

A unique blend of fun, excitement, adrenaline, education, and culture is what you’ll receive with our Tongariro White Water Grade 3 Adventure. Experience authentic Maori myths and legends shared by professional New Zealand guides that have a special connection to them.

Witness some of the world’s most pristine environments from crystal-clear waters to native flora and fauna. As well as the chance to see one of New Zealand’s most endangered birds in its natural environment – the Whio (or, blue duck) – famous for its ‘whistle,’ rather than ‘quack.’ Enjoy on-river snacks and an optional cliff jump for those feeling confident.

Let’s not forget the rapids! There’s over 60 of them during our 14km (8-mile) journey. They each have a story our guides will share with you as you rock-and-roll down the river, bouncing off of canyon walls and over boulders in this natural adventure playground we call home.

Riding rapids through an awesomely beautiful and untouched natural volcanic gorge is a uniquely spiritual experience. Who better to guide you than the Kiwi professionals at New Zealand’s best rafting company?

This Activity Includes

  •  Tongariro Whitewater runs 2 – 2.5 Hours on the River (4 Hours base-to-base)
  • All on-river apparel and Rafting Equipment
  • Full safety briefing
  • 14kms (8miles) of 60+ rapids

Adult 17+, Child 13+

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17+ years old



Ages 13-17