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Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure from Taupo

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    What to Expect
    You’ll start your unforgettable adventure with an on-shore safety briefing and paddle instructions with an experienced guide. You and the rest of the crew will then begin your white water rafting journey on grade 3 rapids – an ideal grade for experienced paddlers or first-time rafters.

    In 2.5 hours you navigate over 60 heart-pounding, roller coaster rapids with an expert guide at the helm. Throughout the trip you’ll be treated to sights only accessed by raft.

    Keep a look out for the elusive and native Blue Duck 'whio' that make these waters their home. Tongariro River Rafting is so dedicated to preserving the natural environment of the Tongariro River that they founded the Blue Duck Project – with the goal of returning the rare native Blue Duck to its traditional habitat along the Tongariro River.


    Deli-style meal in the summer, granny’s soup & thermal soak in the winter.

    Pick up from Taupo accommodation is available for 2pm trip in summer.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Centrally located Taupo and Turangi accommodation providers only for 12pm and 2pm departures alternative meet at The Rafting Centre, Turangi
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Lunch
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (only for 12.00pm and 2.00pm trips if option selected)
    • Rafting and safety equipment
    • Wetsuit, boots, fleece jacket, spray jacket, helmet and gloves when required.
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • All customers will be supplied with a wetsuit that must be worn when rafting
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    The guide was really friendly and gave clear instructions. He also gave feedback on how we were doing so we knew when we were doing the right thing. I felt like I was in safe hands. After the rafting we were treated to delicious vegetable soup and bread to warm us up. All the
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    Great trip Brilliant guide (Braden). Make us laugh, felt safe but had lots of fun. Not rushed and worth the money. Highly recommend!
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    Response from GarthO_13, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure from Taupo
    Responded 1 week ago
    Hi there, So glad to hear that you had an excellent day out on the river with Brayden! We hope to see you in the future for our Grade 4 adventure. All the best, The team at TRR
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    An awesome experience, the tour guides are amazing and transport is included from and back to Taupo! The grade 3 river is so much fun and still challenging. An overall well organised excursion, spending 2 hours on the river then taken to lovely hot pools and free soup at the
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    Response from Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure from Taupo
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Hi BaseTaupoManagemnt, Glad to hear you had an awesome experience out on the river and at the hot pools. Thanks for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed it, and thank you for spending the day with us! All the best, The TRR Team
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    Our Winter rafting experience was exceptional. After worrying that we’d freeze our butts off, we were kept warm and cozy in the 4 layers of equipment provided. We were taken out by owner Garth who was funny and provided us with great entertainment throughout. Hot chocolate in
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    Response from Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure from Taupo
    Responded 05 Jun 2019
    Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. Excellent that you were nice and warm out on the river! We look forward to seeing you again soon, All the best, The team at TRR
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    We Had so much fun on the river, at the hot Pools and Afterwards at the Office looking through the Photos and eating hot soup. Thank you Tongariro River Rafting Team for that wonderful day! PS: you can even See the rare blue Duck ob the River!
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    Response from Tongariro1, Reservations at Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure from Taupo
    Responded 25 May 2019
    Hi Isabell, Wonderful to hear that you had such a good time out on the river. Even better that you got to see some Whio (Blue Ducks) on the river. Hopefully we will see you back here soon. All the best, The Team at TRR
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