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Tongariro River Rafting - Whitewater Rafting

Tongariro River Rafting knows these waters like no other operator; company owner Garth Oakden has been rafting the Tongariro since 1987. All our guides are fully trained rafting professionals, our equipment is top quality and the company is 100% compliant with all safe rafting requirements. Enjoy a grade 3+ Whitewater Rafting experience that combines the heart pumping action of more than 60 rapids with sufficient lower grade water that enables the splendid scenery and ample wildlife to be engrained as a lasting memory.

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Lake Taupo
Town / City
2 hours+ on the river allow 4-5 hours if Taupo transfer included
Age Restrictions
Minimum age 10 Years
Address / Event
meeting place
The Rafting Centre,
Atirau Road
Central Plateau
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This product is Weather Dependant, it is recommended that you contact the
supplier 24 hours prior to departure to re-confirm your departure details.
This event requires a
minimum booking of 2 people.
Whitewater Rafting
This half-day Tongariro River journey is one of the best rafting adventures in
New Zealand. The rapids are Grade 3, which makes this an ideal adventure
for expert or first-time rafters alike.

In two 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 unspoilt wilderness.

Cost $115 Adult $105 Child (10-15yrs)
Departs 9am Summer 2pm Summer 12noon Winter
Taupo Transfer Departs 1pm Summer 11am Winter
(if you require a Taupo Transfer request this in the comments section)
Minimum Age 10 years (13 & under must be supervised by an adult)
Allow 4 – 4.5 hours
Minimum People 2 (Includes: Deli Style Dinner in Summer/Granny’s Soup & Thermal Soak in Winter)

What you need to bring:
• Swimwear
• Towel
• A sense of adventure

We provide:
• Transfers from Taupo/Turangi (for Whitewater Rafting)
• All the Gear
• Qualified, Professional, Happy Rafting Guide
• Smiles
• Chocolates
• Hot/Cold Drinks
• Water Proof Camera in the Raft (available to view and purchase at return to The Rafting Centre)
• Knowledgeable Commentary
• Cliff Jump
• Professional Photos(available to purchase at return to The Rafting Centre)
• Deli Style Lunch (after trip in Summer) or Hot soup and a Thermal Soak
(after trip in Winter)
• Awesome Memories of Your Adventure

The Tongariro River’s Most Experienced Rafting Company

Tongariro River Rafting is a 100% Kiwi company owned by local husband and wife
team Garth and Leigh Oakden. Garth has been a rafting guide on the Tongariro
since 1987 and knows these waters like few others.

All our guides are fully trained rafting professionals, our equipment is top quality and
the company is 100% compliant with all safe rafting requirements.
Tongariro River Rafting is a member of the New Zealand Rafting Association.

The Legendary Tongariro River

The Tongariro River is one of New Zealand’s most famous rivers and one of the
world’s best trout rivers. Between the paddling and excitement you’ll see ancient
beech forests, darting rainbow trout, rare whistling blue duck and plenty more.
This is a very special wilderness environment.

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