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Tongariro River Rafting

95 Atirau Road | The Rafting Centre, Turangi 3353, New Zealand
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Tongariro River Rafting is the most experienced outdoor adventure company on the Tongariro River. We create journeys, share stories and bring people closer to nature through biking, fishing and rafting. We celebrate 25 years as a family owned and operated business in 2015. We're passionate about showing off our amazing region to visitors and are dedicated to preserving the natural environment of the Tongariro River for future generations – so much so, we founded the Blue Duck Project – with the goal of returning the rare native Blue Duck to its traditional habitat along the Tongariro River. Our adventures include Grade 3 white water rafting trips, family floats for the younger rafters or first timers, mountain biking and fishing. On your Grade 3 white water rafting trip, you will have an unforgettable 2.5 hours navigating over 60 heart-pounding rapids with an expert guide at the helm. All of our guides are highly trained professionals and our equipment is top quality. You'll even enjoy a deli style lunch after your trip (hot soup in winter). Prepare yourself for one of the most stunning white water rafting adventures in New Zealand – we know this river like the back of our paddle! “Oar-some!!”
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95 Atirau Road | The Rafting Centre, Turangi 3353, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well done to the team and thanks to our guide Lauren! Will definitely recommend you guys. Best tomato soup. C:

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New Zealand is filled with activities for the adrenaline junkie but rafting is so much more than the 30 second racing pulse of most! We went as a couple that are hugely different in athleticism and experience but both loved it equally. They really have...More

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Hi Laura, It is awesome to hear that our trip suited both you and your partner. It really is a trip for everyone and we love it when we get good feedback about our professional but friendly approach. Thanks for rafting with us ! All...More

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Oakland_Gal
4 February 2017|
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Response from Tongariro1 | Property representative |
Hello! The water in March is great! Come on down! Because the section of river we run is below the NZ power scheme, the flow of the river is controlled and we have the same flow at the same temperature everyday. The... More
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4acadia
12 July 2016|
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Response from Garth O | Property representative |
Hi, the river is grade 3 3+ in places. There are 60 ish rapid s over 13 kms with half of them being good solid grade 3. There are no real drops as such but there are some good steep technical Rapids that we need to move the... More
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HazelBrowne
11 July 2016|
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Response from Garth O | Property representative |
Hi Hazel, The only reason that we would not be rafting is if the river was unsafe and that normally only happens 4 or 5 days of the year. (We can't though control the weather). You can book closer to the time if you wish... More
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