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“One for the bucket list”

Rafting New Zealand
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US$103.90*
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Tongariro White Water Rafting from Taupo and Turangi
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US$96.92*
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Tongariro River Family Fun White Water Rafting from Turangi
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US$131.79*
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Extreme Wairoa River Grade 5 Rafting
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Turangi
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed 30 December 2013

We went on the grade 3 Tongariro river and it was a great day out, thanks to Jimmy for a great few hours on the river. Its a nice mix of learning rafting skills and some good whitewater, looking forward to the grade 4 next time. A very professional company, provide you everything you need and gives you just the right mix of adventure with safety, highly recommended to all, thanks guys

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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2013

Kia Ora,

Thank you for leaving a review and for coming rafting with us. Great to hear you had such a good experience - I trust the rest of your holiday was a blast. Nga Mihi, Luke.

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Reviewed 24 December 2013

Great company, great guide-Jimmy. A great experience if you are a novice or an experienced paddler. Class 3 rapids. About 2 1/2 hours on the water. Wetsuit, booties, life jacket, helmet, kayak, paddle and transportation all provided. Snack and drink provided on water and after. Hot showers and great pictures of your trip also provided.

Thank Amy W
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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2013

Kia Ora Amy,

Thank you for taking up the challenge of doing our Kayak Blast Adventure. Great to here Jimmy gave you a great time. Have a great 2014 - Nga Mihi, Luke

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Reviewed 19 December 2013

This is a great day out and a super way to beat the heat and get some fresh air in the mountains. the staff were nice and careful of everything from the moment you arrive: all the personal equipment, wetsuits, etc, transportation to the departure point, an excellent safety and training briefing and fun all along the way. the crew is a great bunch of locals who have diplomas in water sports and guiding customers. They have a variety of choice of activities on the river. feel great with friends..

Thank Nathan N
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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2013

Kia Ora - Great to hear you enjoyed your trip with Lee. Thank you for rafting with us and for taking the time to write a review. Have a great Xmas and Happy New Year!!! Luke.

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Reviewed 19 December 2013

This river rafting operator is very professional and makes you feel safe right from the beginning. Our family of 4 were allocated a raft to ourselves and we were lucky to get Lee as our guide. Lee was very friendly and told us stories and named some of the rapids as we were going down the river. Showers available at the centre after returning from the rafting trip.

Thank mikaomarr
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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2013

Kia ora - Thank you for rafting with us and writing a review. Great to hear you had such a good time with us. I will pass on your feedback to the staff. Have a great Xmas - Luke.

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Reviewed 11 December 2013

I can’t believe that I had an awesome 2 hours rafting in Tongariro River. The trip included peaceful part we can enjoy the scenery, education part our guides telling us the history and story, exciting part of the big blast and secret point of jumping from the waterfall, relax part of enjoying hot drinks and snacks. It was really Great! Thanks to all the great staff there:) I'm going to share my experience with my friends and tell them "When you come to New Zealand, you MUST do it!!"

Thank EmilyChang
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Luke B, Owner at Rafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2013

Kia Ora Emily, Thank you for leaving a review - super stoked to hear you had such a good time with us - I will pass your feedback onto the crew - have a great Xmas and happy New Year - Luke.

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