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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219 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 17.
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.
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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.
It was a CHALLINGE going rafting in winter, But worthy! Impressed by the service we got: We were well-armed with thermol tops and proper swimming suits, boots and helmets. Guides were professional giving direction and explaining every rapids. Afterwards we got hot showers and hotdogs as well as cold beer! And the most important part, the river was amazing and stunning, so many differences from summer experience, great we made it! As Rafting NZ said: we don't just raft rives. We create adventures.
Extremely professional and well guided tour. Guides have been very friendly, helpful and enthusiastic.
This was my first time raftinf rapids. I did grade 3 and it was so much fun! want to hit the grade 5 at some point now. Jerry was a terrific guide and Jack , also a guide was awesome on the route there and back. So happy this was my first time and that much fun!
Awesome day with rnz! Just fun and enjoying! Thanks everybody! A must do!!!