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2-hour Tongariro River Family Rafting Excursion in Turangi

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    What to Expect
    Choose the departure time that suits your schedule, then start with hotel pickup in Turangi or Taupo. The precise departure time varies with the time of year: morning rafting trips start between 9am and 10:30am, and summertime afternoon rafting starts at 3:30pm.

    Upon arrival at a rafting base camp in Turangi, meet your guide, suit up in a wetsuit, and learn the basics of river rafting technique and safety. You’ll have 90 minutes of river time, rolling through small rapids and stretches of flat water that are the perfect places to try out your new skills. Throughout the trip, you’ll pass through a scenic, natural landscape, with lush forests crowded at the edge of the water. At the end of your time on the river, refuel with a cup of hot tea or coffee overlooking the Tongariro River, then finish the day with drop-off back at your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Pick up from local hotels in Taupo and Turangi.

    Self drive to The Rafting Centre, 95 Atirau Road, Turangi.
    Duration
    1h 30m
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off Turangi only(if option selected)
    • All equipment and instruction
    • Coffee, tea, and snacks
    Exclusions
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Advisable to bring swimwear and a towel
    • All customers will be supplied with a wet-suit that must be worn when rafting
    • No experience necessary: suitable for all abilities
    • Minimum age is 3 years old
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    despite it being freezing cold the day went well, from beginning to end everyone was there to have fun. Safety was a priority and that's great to see. Would love to try a different tour next time.
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    Response from Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at 2-hour Tongariro River Family Rafting Excursion in Turangi
    Responded 5 days ago
    Hi Nartarsha, Thanks for your review! Safety is definitely key for us. Let's see if we can do something about the weather for you next time. All the best, The TRR Team.
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    We can't say enough great things about our rafting experience with these guys and girl! Kudos to Garth, Jade, Stu, John and Amanda for job well done. We are experienced river rats and appreciate the professionalism this outfit exhibits, while giving a thrilling adventure to us.
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    Response from Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at 2-hour Tongariro River Family Rafting Excursion in Turangi
    Responded 5 days ago
    Hi Terri & Sergio! It was so nice to meet you both. Thank you for sharing your rafting experience with us, we had a great time hosting you! Special thanks from me (Amanda) for my first Trip Advisor mention - it's going on the wall! All the best, The TRR Team
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    Such an epic day spent with these guys sending it down the river! We went down rapids, jumped off cliffs and even stopped for a hot chocolate along the way. Such beautiful scenery! We saw lots of trout, endangered ducks and other native birds. The dip in the thermal pool and hot
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    Response from Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at 2-hour Tongariro River Family Rafting Excursion in Turangi
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Hi Renee, We agree it is a great way to spend a day in Turangi! Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us, we loved being able to share the experience with you. All the best, The TRR Team :)
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    This was my first time ever river rafting and it was the best! They made it very easy for us, providing transport from our accommodation and all the gear required for winter rafting. The experience was challenging at times but the guide gave us heaps of guidance making the trip
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    Response from GarthO_13, Front Office Manager at 2-hour Tongariro River Family Rafting Excursion in Turangi
    Responded 10 Oct 2019
    Hi Claire, So glad that you had an excellent first time rafting. Pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, we are lucky to have such a beautiful river! All the best, The team at TRR
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    My 12yr old daughter insisted I go with her to do this rafting adventure at Turangi I was very nervous but ended up having the best time, the staff were amazing and the experience was one I will never forget. I highly recommend the experience
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    Response from Tongariro1, Reservations at 2-hour Tongariro River Family Rafting Excursion in Turangi
    Responded 29 Aug 2019
    Hi, We are so glad that your daughter convinced you to go rafting, and that you enjoyed it so much. Hopefully we will see you out there again in the future. All the best, The Team at TRR
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    About the operator
    By: Tongariro River Rafting
    979 reviews
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    Joytraveller2019
    10
    Amazing experience!
    Our company organized a team work event and this White Water Rafting Adventure was a great choice, it's has
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    JTD8684
    20
    Awesome trip
    Booked last minute on a whim and didn’t disappoint. Rafting itself was amazing and the scenery was out of this
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    Scubajonesy
    Palmerston North, New Zealand
    826
    Great experience
    I recently hade the opertunity to go for a raft trip and mountainbike ride with these guys. I have done this trip
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    s0m0l
    Melbourne, Australia
    83
    Won't disappoint
    Great guides and exceeded expectations. They have all the gear so you won't be cold. Beautiful scenery.
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    Margaret Placen... J
    54
    Combo white water rafting and mountain biking trip
    We did this combo adventure yesterday as part of a Friendship Force trip on the way to Taupo. I was a little
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    elainearm
    10
    Great guides!
    Just spent several hours doing a mountain bike trip and then river rafting. The guides were great! They are very
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    Nartarsha I
    146
    Great day
    despite it being freezing cold the day went well, from beginning to end everyone was there to have fun. Safety was
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    Mel M
    31
    Mountain bike and Rafting Combo
    We stared with the bikes in the morning they were good bikes and we went as slowly as I needed it was my first
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    Traveller5261
    Exeter, United Kingdom
    5718
    Great fun
    The stretch of river over which rafting is done has a managed flow so is generally always at the same level which
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    Sue B
    Boronia, Australia
    142
    Great fun
    The guide was really friendly and gave clear instructions. He also gave feedback on how we were doing so we knew
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    9201SJP
    10
    Our raft trip
    We can't say enough great things about our rafting experience with these guys and girl! Kudos to Garth, Jade, Stu,
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    Meander674827
    10
    Blue duck magic
    Brenda and I did the Blue duck trip with Garth. The best eco trip ever done. Saw heaps of ducks and two families
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    kern134
    Ellerslie, New Zealand
    10
    Thrilling experience
    Amazing guide Rene thrilled us from start to finish with a beautiful, peaceful and insightful morning trip. Showed
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    EltonKyla
    Sydney
    42
    Awesome experience
    My 2 kids and I loved our first experience at whitewater rafting. Our guide Bradon was competent and made the
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    52jma
    Melbourne, Australia
    136
    Grade 2 family raft ride
    Absolutely loved it, highly recommend having a go. So much fun and grade 2 was very safe for us oldies who had
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