Rafting down the Tongariro River in Turangi near Taupo

Rafting down the Tongariro River in Turangi near Taupo

Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Adventurous
  • Spoken languages: English
  • Fitness level: Everybody welcome
  • Duration: 3 hrs
  • Cancellation policy: 
    strict1) Cancellation 30 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 30 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 10 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, are considered last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Rafting New Zealand: 41 Ngawaka Pl, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Experience the thrill of paddling down the mighty Tongariro River, born in the mountains of Tongariro National Park, as it flows next to Turangi!

Rafting New Zealand's expertise in organizing amazing rafting trips in the Tongariro River, one of the reasons they have been awarded "Best Rafting Company" 7 years straight, allows them to guarantee you'll have the time of your life.

The crew has designed two different rafting itineraries depending on how big you want your adrenaline fix, the age of the participants, and your previous experience. The Tongariro River has over 20 km. in which you'll be able to experience a series of exciting rapids class 2 and 3!

The Tongariro Family Fun rafting will allow you experience 8 km. of class 2 rapids that can be enjoyed by almost anyone! Considered by many as the best family-fun rafting trip in al NZ, this rafting is the perfect way to get introduced to the sport. Over 20 rapids will test you, and your crew; a perfect way to develop teamwork and to bond! A cold beer (soda for the kids) and a hot dog will be waiting for you at the end.

The Tongariro White Water Rafting, on the other hand, is perfect for the boldest! Over 14 km. of class 3 rapids will keep you engaged. Bumps, twist, turns, drops and even whirlwinds are just some of the obstacles you'll  have to overcome on this segment with over 60 different rapids. Hot Chocolate stops are considered so you can regain your strength! 

Offers

1
Family rafting (class 2)

Splash, crash, swim, and laugh: this is one of the best class 2 rafting in New Zealand and it's a great way to experience the thrill of rafting. This rafting adventure is all about having fun while traveling through the beautiful stretch of the lower Tongariro River.

Itinerary

Your half-day rafting trip:
- Full safety briefing
- 1.5 hours on the river (3 hours base to base)
- 8 km. of over 20 class 2 rapids
- Cliff jumps
- Swimming in the river
- On-River hot chocolate and chocolate snacks

Activity requirements

All participants must be able to swim. Every minor must be accompanied by an adult on a 1:1 ratio.

Special terms

The pick-up service will be arranged directly with your instructor after booking.

Do not forget to bring
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes
  • Sports camera
Sensation Level:Adventurous
Fitness level:Everybody welcome
Duration:3 hrs
Minimum Age:minimum 3 y/o
Meeting point:
Rafting New Zealand: 41 Ngawaka Pl, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
Included:
  • All necessary equipment
  • Hot chocolate and snacks
  • Refreshments (hot dog and drinks)
  • Access to showers and changing rooms
Excluded:
  • Pick-up service (+20 NZD)
  • Photo and video service (to be purchased on site)
2
White water rafting (class 3)

Experience white water rafting on the Tongariro River with 60 exciting rapids class 3 rapids! Travel 14 km., raft through a beautiful volcanic gorge, and fuel up with on-river hot chocolate and snacks. You’ll even get the chance to explore a hidden waterfall (jump optional, weather permitting).

Itinerary

Your half-day rafting trip:
- Full safety briefing
- 2-2.5 hours on the river (4 hours base to base)
- 14 km. of over 60 class 3 rapids
- Cliff jumps
- Swimming in the river
- On-River hot chocolate and chocolate snacks

Activity requirements

All participants must be able to swim. Every minor must be accompanied by an adult on a 1:1 ratio.

Special terms

The pick-up service will be arranged directly with your instructor after booking.

Do not forget to bring
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes
  • Sports camera
Sensation Level:Adventurous
Fitness level:Everybody welcome
Duration:3 hrs
Minimum Age:minimum 13 y/o
Meeting point:
Rafting New Zealand: 41 Ngawaka Pl, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
Included:
  • All necessary equipment
  • Hot chocolate and snacks
  • Refreshments (hot dog and drinks)
  • Access to showers and changing rooms
Excluded:
  • Pick-up service (+20 NZD)
  • Photo and video service (to be purchased on site)
3
Overnight rafting trip (class 2 and 3)

With all your gear safely packed in your raft, descend down exciting rapids before arriving at the gorgeous campsite just next to the river. There, you'll sit back and relax besides a campfire.

The next day, you'll awake to the sounds of the birds chirping and the gentle hum of the river. After a hearty breakfast and hot coffee, you'll continue on the rest of the Tongariro White Water Adventure.

Itinerary

Your 2-day rafting trip:
- Full safety briefing
- Class 2 rafting: 1.5 hours, 8 km. of over 20 class 2 rapids
- Overnight in camping site
- Breakfast
- Class 3 rafting: 2 – 2.5 hours, 14 km. of over 60 class 3 rapids.

Activity requirements

All participants must be able to swim. Every minor must be accompanied by an adult on a 1:1 ratio.

Special terms

The pick-up service will be arranged directly with your instructor after booking.

Do not forget to bring
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes
  • Sports camera
Sensation Level:Adventurous
Fitness level:Everybody welcome
Duration:3 hrs
Minimum Age:minimum 13 y/o
Meeting point:
Rafting New Zealand: 41 Ngawaka Pl, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
Included:
  • All necessary equipment
  • Hot chocolate and snacks
  • Refreshments (hot dog and drinks)
  • Access to showers and changing rooms
Excluded:
  • Pick-up service (+20 NZD)
  • Photo and video service (to be purchased on site)

Meeting point

Rafting New Zealand: 41 Ngawaka Pl, Turangi 3334, New Zealand Get directions
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