Kia Ora, Welcome to Rafting New Zealand, NZ's most awarded rafting adventures (best rafting business in NZ 2010/11/12/13 & 14). A family-run business, established since 1991, we only offer the best river trips in Aotearoa. We pride ourselves on our friendly, Kiwi hospitality. We raft rivers ranging from grade 2-5, so there is something for everyone. Your safety is our first priority. So, we only use experienced, fun, professional Kiwi River Guides. At Rafting New Zealand we incorporate Maori, New Zealand Culture to give you a truely unique experience. So book now to Experience the Thrill of Rafting - Aotearoa Styles!
Website: Rafting New Zealand
Phone: 0800 VOLCANO (865-226)
Phone (intl): +64 7 386 0352
41 Ngawaka Place, Turangi
47 Ruapehu St, Taupo
Operating Season And Hours: Summer Season (Nov - April): 8am - 6pm Winter Season (May - Oct): 8:30am - 5pm Open 364 days of the year (We raft everyday of the year except Christmas Day)
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We dropped into Rafting Adventures in Turangi just for coffee.... its such a cool place with so much going on we couldn't help but end up talking with Jess (who was making our fabulous coffee) about the various Rafting options on the Tongariro River.
We booked the 'Tongariro Whitewater - Grade 3' to have a NZ adventure with our boys aged 10 & 11... definitely a bucket list tick.
Rafting NZ supplied all the clothing and gear to keep us warm and safe. You don't need to bring anything more than a swimsuit and a towel. I was concerned about being cold but I was totally warm and comfortable. Kayla who drove us also took photos from start to finish so we have a collection of pics including some awesome action shots on the river.
Jessie was our guide, he has been down the river 700+ times so its easy to feel completely looked after. He has so much knowledge of the river and the local area and such an all-round nice guy to spend the time with.
We had a amazing experience on the river, the boys loved the excitement of the rapids; sometimes a bit scary....and very wet - it was so much fun. Jessie found some cool waves for us to ride. We even had hot chocolate whilst soaking up the serenity.....
When we returned and after hot showers it was lovely to warm up in front of the fire with food and drinks and to see our photos flicking over on the big screen...
The team of young people at Rafting NZ are happy and engaging and positive.
Thanks to you all for a wonderful experience....
Amanda Chris Gareth and Blake
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We rafted at the start of July - we were expecting it to be very cold on the river, but with all the gear that Rafting New Zealand provides we were kept nice and warm!
Hot Chocolate and chocolate fish went down a treat and gave us some much needed energy to get through to the end of the trip (amazing 2 hrs on the water).
A nice touch at the end of the day was hot showers - we are traveling in a camper van so these were greatly appreciated! We were told at the end of the day that these showers were solar powered, great to see that these guys care about the environment and carbon footprint!
Finally finish the day off with a hot dog and a cold beer or hot mulled wine - devine!
We will be back!
Wow, what a great experience! Fun, professional guides and really friendly and approachable front line team!
Well done TEAM RNZ - you are a cut above the rest!
Incredible day rafting the Tongariro River, jaw dropping rapids mixed with top guides.
Even did the jump
Why not everyone else did woohoo
Highly recommend! Grade 3 rafting trip. I wasn't too keen at the start but now I want to do it again and do the grade 5 trip. Our guide was the best at entertaining us and looking after us and was so friendly and fun which made for a spectacular trip. It was so much fun that I am still buzzing 3 days later. I just loved it! And the team do a fantastic job at looking after everyone from beginning to end. This is a must do trip for everyone!!
Grade 4 - Dam Release trip - AWESOME!!!
Great experience, knowledgeable friendly staff that made you feel safe on the water.
Owen was my guide and great fun.
We had an awesome experience!! Great fun and felt totally safe with our guide Jesse, who was a lot of fun, as well as having a lot of knowledge and fun facts about the local area! Must do kiwi experience!!
Awesome first time experience!!! Great guide with a great sense of humor. Nice as chocolate fish :-) Definitely cant wait to do it again! Kia Ora :-)
Went rafting with these guys on the Grade 3 trip and it was amazing. Greeted by friendly staff on arrival, our rafting guide Owen was very friendly and interactive with all the people on the raft and has a lot of knowledge of the area. If i had 4 hands i would give this company 4 thumbs up.
What a FANTASTIC day on the Tongariro River Grade 3 Rafting Trip!! I had Jesse as my guide and he was great - he had loads local knowledge and some awesome banter.
Loved that it snowed on our trip too!!
Will definitely be keen to do the Grade 5 this summer!!
Thanks Rafting New Zealand!
Therese and Matthias
Fun, exciting and got the taste for more rafting. Shoutout to Craig for being an awesome rafting guide.
Grade 2 rafting on Tongariro River was a massive hit with our seven-year-old - and plenty of fun for us too. The guide was particularly good - added some extra spins and tricks, and had excellent local knowledge and stories. Thanks Nic.