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Grab the whole family and enjoy a leisurely cruise down the gentle, tumbling water of the lower Tongariro River in a family raft. Your friendly guides are experts at calming any first-time nerves as they point out the surrounding scenery and many species of wildlife whilst you float along.
After a warm welcome at the base, you'll be kitted out into the gear and given a comprehensive safety briefing. You'll then be whisked away to the banks of the pristine lower Tongariro River where your adventure begins. The guided route consists of small, gentle and splashy rapids that bring the magic of rafting to first timers and children without getting too intense. Feel free to pitch in and paddle down the river, or simply sit back and let your guide do the work. Experts at keeping the nerves down, your friendly guides will keep you entertained as they share their knowledge about the spectacular surrounding scenery and the riverside wildlife. Keep watch for Whio, highly endangered native blue ducks, and huge rainbow and brown trout. After 1.5 hours of river rafting fun, you'll head back to base for a hot drink.
Operates in all weather conditions unless the river level is above 100 cumecs. This is not common due to the river level being maintained by an intake which releases 16 cumecs of water consistently every day.
Swimwear and a towel. They supplier will provide you with everything else including wetsuits, river shoes, polar fleeces, helmets, life jackets etc.
This experience takes place on the Tongariro River.