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Kia Ora and Welcome to Rafting New Zealand. A family run business established in 1991. We raft the best rivers, providing family fun rafting for ages 3 years and up all the way through to extreme whitewater action. With professional, fun, Kiwi...more
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41 Ngawaka Place | Southern Lake Taupo, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Such an amazing experience from the start to finish. Luke had so much local knowledge about the area and the rapids were heaps of fun even for beginners like us. I was expecting the water to be freezing but was actually quite nice for a...More

Thank Wil W
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia Ora, Thanks for coming rafting with us - had a great time out on the Awa with you both - hope you have a great time skiing for the rest of your break away. Thanks for leaving an awesome review. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 1 week ago

From start to finish the service was professional and friendly. As soon as we got there and sat and had a coffee, got changed into all the gear and off we went. We were lucky enough to have a lovely sunny day and our 2...More

Thank Sue A
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia Ora Sue, Thanks for choosing to raft with us and for leaving an awesome review. Stoked to hear that yourself and your 8 year old daughter had a fantastic time. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the White water rafting trip with Harry as a guide and he was GREAT!! We were made to feel very welcome by all the team upon arrival and everyone was very competent with their tasks. I felt safe with him as our guide...More

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kia Ora Kate, Thanks for choosing to raft with us and for leaving a great review, Stoked to hear that Harry provided you with an awesome time on the Awa (River). Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would like to thank Luke and all the staff at Rafting New Zealand for our magnificent family rafting experience we had on the Tongariro River Grade 2 course. Our two daughters Amity and Brydie loved every minute of their experience from the minute we...More

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora, Thanks for leaving such a great review - we really appreciate it! Your Whanau was a pleasure to take down and alot of fun. Stoked the girls loved the trip and pretty special to hear it was the highlight of your NZ holiday....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did not get off to a good start as my trip was deferred by a da (being the only one booked) fortunately another trip provider cancelled on us, so I was free the next day and they had enough numbers to go. This was my...More

Thank Dave B
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora Dave, Thanks for being a great Sport and being able/happy to change dates so we could get you out there on the Awa (river). Means alot to get such a great review from a seasoned rafter like yourself - so thanks alot for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first white water rafting experience and it was so much fun. It was exciting, completely absorbing and after this thrilling ride we booked another trip the net day. Everything was provided equipment wise, the guides explained how everything would happen and gave...More

Thank Clare R
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora Clare, Stoked you loved the Wairoa Grade 5 adventure - its certainly a blasty! Thanks for choosing to raft with us and for leaving a review. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Made to feel welcome as soon as we arrived. All staff very friendly! Harry the raft guide was excellent and gave us a lot of local knowledge throughout the trip! The rafting it’s self was amazing, plenty of rapids and a long trip down! Definitely...More

Thank Gillian A
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora Gillian, Thanks for choosing to raft with us and for leaving a review. Awesome to hear that Harry showed you all a superb time. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A big thank you to the staff at New Zealand rafting in Turangi who provided such a great safe and very pleasurable experience. Every aspect of the trip was very well planned and all items of safety equipment were provided at no extra charge. All...More

Thank Michael M
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora Michael, Thanks for leaving a review. Stoked to hear that both You and your Wife had a great time with us. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I took our two kids (aged 6 & 10) and his mother on this tour. We all loved it. Perfect experience for first time rafters and families. The Rafting NZ team were really friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed our trip. We can't...More

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora, Thanks for bringing the Whanau rafting and for leaving a review. Stoked to hear that everyone had a great time - we look forward to seeing you again in a few years time to tackle the grade 3 adventure. Nga Mihi, Luke

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Experienced team who made us feel very at ease. Fabulous equipment to keep you warm. Winter, in the rain and we still had so many laughs and thrills. Money well spent for a school holiday activity. Food, drink and hot showers after quality time on...More

Thank Karaka1
Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora, Thanks for leaving such a great review. Awesome to hear the family all had a fantastic time with us. Nga Mihi, Luke

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