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Address: 41 Ngawaka Place | Southern Lake Taupo, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
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Kia Ora and Welcome to Rafting New Zealand. A family run business...

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 guides, premier gear and facilities, Maori culture and an excellent safety record, book with us to experience the thrill of rafting, Aotearoa styles. Rafting NZ is NZ's most awarded rafting company.

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US$109.33*
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Tongariro White Water Rafting from Taupo and Turangi
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US$72.64*
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Tongariro River Family Fun White Water Rafting from Turangi
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US$124.01*
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Extreme Wairoa River Grade 5 Rafting

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Absolutely Wicked!

Awesome day and the whole team made the experience! Front line were helpful and funny and accommadated us perfectly. Looked after from the time you walk in the door til the very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Awesome day and the whole team made the experience! Front line were helpful and funny and accommadated us perfectly. Looked after from the time you walk in the door til the very end - Shannon, Jimmy and the cute lady whose name I can't remember to name a few. Jerry for making the travel fun and informative and last but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

awesome trip, awesome guides, great sunday date. Thanks RNZ will see you again. Tips are... call ahead if your interested in doing some Grade 5 in Nz as they only run this certain sundays of the year, sit in the front, have a good breakfast and work on your poses for the camera.

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Great to hear that you loved our Grade 5 adventure on the Wairoa! you are correct the Grade 5 runs on limited days - only 26 Days a year - all on Sundays from October through to the end of April. Thanks for choosing to raft with us! Nga Mihi, Luke More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was my first time white water rafting and the experience greatly exceeded my expectations. Our guide Kayla was very friendly making everyone feel like part of the team whilst keeping us out of trouble. I loved the amazing scenery and can't wait to come back and see more.

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora Cameron, Awesome to hear the trip with us exceeded your expectations! Thanks for leaving a review and choosing to raft with us - we look forward to seeing you again in the future - maybe next time on our Grade 5 Adventure! Nga Mihi, Luke More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An awesome experience and great fun. Our guide, Kayla was really great and the rafting was safe and enjoyable, despite it only being our first time. Would recommend!!

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora, Thanks for leaving a review and for choosing to raft with us - awesome to here that Kayla gave you a great time, Nga Mihi, Luke More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This company is very good it was very busy when we went with 7 boats (lots of people) there were a lot of young kids around so we were not sure if we had booked the right trip. we decided to wait in their shed after a quick sign in. The only person to greet us while we waited was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing!! Don't think about it.... just DO IT!! The crew are wonderful people, and always have your safety as priority.

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora Hokitawam, Thanks for leaving an awesome little review - stoked to hear you had an "amazing" time with us. Nga Mihi, Luke More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked the grade 3 tour despite none of us having ever rafted before. A family of 4 with 2 kids aged 13 and 17. It was an amazing experience from the moment we were picked up (free of charge) from Taupo. We were well supplied with equipment, taken 20 mins up the river to commence our adventure and given... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Joined the Tongariro Whitewater grade 3 rafting. Most impressed with the gorgeous view of the river and our instructor, Grace, who was very professional, nice and caring. Highly recommended! If you stay in Taupo, they have a pick up service for their 2:30 pm session.

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora Gill, Thanks for leaving a fantastic review - awesome to hear you loved the river and that Grace did a superb job. We do have a pick up serrvice from Taupo for our 2pm trip - the pick up from Taupo is at 1pm. Nga Mihi, Luke More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First time rafting in New Zealand, we went for Grade 3 on the Tongariro River near Taupo. It's the highlight of this summer! Stayed roughly 2 hours on the river, plenty of small and medium rapids, the tour guides had their ways of successfully generating laughters. The protection gears were well equipped, as well as an extra layer to keep... More 

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Luke B, Manager at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora Alexis, Thanks for leaving a review - great to hear Jack and the Team gave you a great time on the Awa (River) and awesome to know it was the highlight of your summer - even with the sandflies! Nga Mihi, Luke More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went on the Tongariro Family Fun trip - 4 adults and 2 children (aged 9 and 7). It was a fun afternoon on the river. It is a great trip for young children and those not confident on the water (including my 70 year old father-in-law). It's unfortunate that children under 10 can only go on this trip (Grade... More 

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this review

Kia Ora Shannon, Thanks for bringing the Whanau (Family) rafting with us - great to hear that you all enjoyed the adventure - the great thing about our Grade two "Family Fun" rafting adventure, is that it caters for such a wide variance of ages and abilities - meaning that everyone in the family can have a rafting adventure together.... More 

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