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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.

    Includes:

    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
    Duration
    3h
    Inclusions
    • 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.
    Exclusions
    • 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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    All reviews hot chocolate hot pools wet suits these guys blue duck great quality great experience grade rapids great fun nice touch the staff were great beautiful scenery great afternoon recommend this trip new zealand rene gear
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    Reviewed yesterday

    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...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank BaseTaupoManagement
    Reviewed 5 June 2019 via mobile

    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...More

    Thank jgentele
    Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 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

    Reviewed 15 May 2019 via mobile

    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...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank IsabellF129
    Tongariro1, Reservations at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 27 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

    Reviewed 30 April 2019

    This is a fantastic experience and my husband I loved everything about it. It's really well organised, with great guides who are very knowledgeable and FUN! They also included lovely little extras such as hot drinks while on the raft and soup when we returned....More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Voyage56304
    Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2019

    Hi there, Thank you for your review. Awesome to hear that you had such a great experience, and that our guides showed you a great time. All the best, The team at TRR

    Reviewed 18 April 2019

    We enjoyed everything about this tour - the staff were great (Zane did an excellent job and was good fun), the equipment was first class and the rafting was excellent. The water is crystal clear and the rapids challenging enough to make it great fun...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Paul H
    Tongariro1, Reservations at Tongariro River Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2019

    Hi Paul, Thrilled to hear that you had such a good time out with Zane on the river. Maybe we will see you back here again sometime soon. All the best, The Team at TRR

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