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Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure with Lunch

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Tongariro River Rafting
For 1 person
$145 each
1 Adult
$145 each

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  • Exhilarating white water rafting adventure
  • Navigate through roller coaster rapids on the Tongaririo River
  • Finish with a tasty lunch paired with tea and coffee

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.

What's Included?

  • Return transfers from Taupo, Turangi and National Park accommodation
  • Guided white water rafting adventure
  • Safety gear and wetsuit
  • Lunch with tea and coffee
  • Soak in thermal hot pools (winter only)

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.

Session Length

  • Departure times: November to March 9am-2pm, April 9am-1pm, May to October 12 noon
  • Total time on the water is 2-2.5 hours, total trip time is 3.5-4 hours


  • Minimum age is 10 years old
  • No experience is necessary
  • Children between 10 - 12 years must have a 1:1 ratio with an adult


  • Change your booking up to 24 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 24 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Dress Code

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.

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