Calling all adrenaline junkies! Take on 60 heart-pounding, roller coaster rapids in a 13km stretch along the idyllic Tongaririo River. Soak in vistas of towering pine forests, native bush and volcanic cliffs as you navigate the rapids with an expert guide at the helm.
Get your heart racing and overload your senses as you enjoy a wild ride down the Tongariro River’s grade three rapids. Meeting at the Turangi rafting base, the friendly crew will fit you with safety gear, a wetsuit and extra layers to keep you warm before you head to the riverbank for an onshore briefing. Soon enough you will be conquering the 60 action-packed rapids that fill a 13km stretch. Led by an experienced guide, you will receive coaching and instruction throughout to ensure a safe journey - no previous experience is required. As you paddle through the very heart of the Great Lake Taupo region, you will be dazzled by the stunning natural landscape that surrounds you. If you embark on this thrilling adventure in winter, the experience will include a relaxing soak in the thermal hot pools. Finish the day with a tasty lunch paired with tea and coffee before saying your final goodbyes.
Digital photos are downloaded and available for purchase immediately after your return.
Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged with them directly according to their policy.
Bring swimwear, a towel and sunscreen. Polar fleece jersey, splash jacket, helmet, wetsuit, wetsuit boot and life jacket provided.
This experience takes place on the Tongariro River.