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Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure - with unbiased reviews

Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure

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Rated by the Lonely Planet as 1 of 10 unmissable Aquatic New Zealand adventures in 2015 (The only rafting trip in the list). This half-day Tongariro River journey is truly a fantastic rafting adventure. The rapids are Grade Three, which makes this an ideal adventure for expert and first-time rafters alike. In 2.5 hours you navigate over 60 roller coaster rapids with an expert guide at the helm. A large part the top section of this trip can only be accessed by raft or kayak so you'll see plenty of spectacular unspoiled wilderness.
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You'll start at
95 Atirau Rd
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    Tongariro River Rafting
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Arrive here 15 minutes before your trip time and be welcomed by our friendly team of guides. Sit back and relax with a cup of tea or coffee while you wait for the trip to begin. Once everyone has arrived, your guide will talk you through all the gear that we will provide you for the river (you only need to bring your swimwear and a towel). Then you'll get changed in the changing rooms and head out in the bus to the river for a few hours of rafting! At the top of the river your guide will talk you through safety on the river and show you how to use the paddle before heading out onto the beautiful Tongariro River. Unforgettable adventures await as you navigate 60 rapids in a 13km stretch – more rapids in one stretch than anywhere in New Zealand, how cool is that? The Tongariro River’s grade 3 rapids are perfect for first-time rafters: thrills and spills galore without any extreme drops requiring experience. Soaked to the skin and grinning from ear to ear, return to our base for a hot drink and a snack. In winter we’ll stop by the local hot pools to get you extra toasty.
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You'll end at
95 Atirau Rd
95 Atirau Rd, Turangi 3334, New ZealandWe are located just off State Highway 1, on the outskirts of the Turangi township.
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Important Information
Departure Point
95 Atirau Rd, Turangi 3334, New Zealand
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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.
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Tongariro River Rafting
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • All customers will be supplied with a wetsuit that must be worn when rafting
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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melissa i wrote a review 4 Dec
8 contributions
Jade was excellent fun skilled and game. The length of the trip was great although o could've been on that beautiful riveranother 5 hrs easily. Efficient and enthusiastic staff. Had a great day out
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure
Responded 4 days ago
Hi there, Thank you for your kind review. Great to hear you had a great time out with Jade. All the best, the team at TRR
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8carla8 wrote a review 3 Dec
30 contributions3 helpful votes
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We had such an awesome morning! The guys are all great fun, experienced rafters and are super good at making everyone feel part of the team. René was a great guide. Absolutely hilarious actually! We wanted to have a slightly more challenging experience so he had us doing funny
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Response from Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure
Responded 4 days ago
Hi Carla, Thanks for such a glowing review! Rene is a core part of our team, and enjoyed his day out with you guys. See you again soon! All the best, The Team at TRR
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Matt wrote a review 1 Dec
8 contributions
We booked this trip during our honeymoon and it was a blast! Our guide Braydon was very funny and made the trip a great time. The hot chocolate on the water was a nice treat. Water is pretty chilly but we weren't cold once due to the gear they give you.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure
Responded 4 days ago
Hi Matthew, Awesome to hear that you and your partner went rafting with us as part of your honeymoon! We are glad that Brayden showed you a good time, he loves telling jokes (even if they aren't very funny sometimes ;) Congrats on your marriage, and enjoy the rest of your adventures, All the best, The Team at TRR
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Kerry N wrote a review Nov 2019
6 contributions
Fab experience! Great scenery made even better by our amazing guide, who was knowledgeable and witty. Would definitely recommend
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure
Responded 4 days ago
Hi there, We are so pleased that you enjoyed rafting with us! We are truly so lucky to have such a beautiful place right in our backyard. All the best, The Team at TRR
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Liz C wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions
Amazing technical whitewater trip, plus phenomenal scenery, highly recommend! Our guide Hailey was such a pro and maneuvered our raft through tight spots and down the rapids with confidence. The wetsuits kept us warm the whole time, yay! My husband and I have done other
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from Tongariro1, Front Office Manager at Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Kitzateliza, Thank you so much for your kind review! We love this river and are so glad you appreciated the beauty and the fun of it. I agree, the Grade Three is at that sweet spot - fun, exhilarating but not too gnarly! Nice to hear that from some seasoned rafters. We hope you continue to explore rivers by raft and we see you again if you are in the area. All the best, The TRR Team.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
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