Rafting New Zealand



253 Rankers Reviews

11 Face-to-Face

3 Rafting

2 Turangi



Wairoa Grade 5
Experience The Best Grade 3 Rafting in Aotearoa!
Grade 5 Wairoa River - North Islands Best Grade 5 Rafting
Tongariro White Water - NZ's Best Half-Day Adventure!
Tongariro White Water - NZ's Best Half-Day Adventure!
Tongariro Whitewater Adventures
Tongariro Whitewater Grade 3 Adventure
Waikato Thermal Float - Chillax and enjoy
Tongariro Family fun - Fun for All Ages
Mohaka Grade 2 Wilderness Adventure
Waikato Thermal Float - Chillax with us


Experience the Thrill of Rafting, Aotearoa Styles!

Kia Ora, Welcome to Rafting New Zealand, NZ's most awarded rafting adventures (best rafting business in NZ 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016). 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!


Feature Value Info


North IslandTaupo RegionTurangi


  • Rafting

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)






Showing 8 reviews of 253.

Hannah's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Went here beginning of November and so annoyed at myself that I can't remember the names of the guys who took us out!!! They were incredible and made it sooo much fun!! From the very start to the end, they told us fun stories about the mountains on the bus, to hot chocolate and fish on the raft and just overall jokes throughout! We were a party of four with another solo rafter and they made sure we were all inracting throughout. There's even a beer and a hot dog thrown in at the end!! Equipment was great, kept us super warm!! For someone who's never done rafting before, they gave clear instructions on what to do and very thorough on health and safety! Highly highly recommend, such great fun!!! Thank you!!

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Peter Parker

Ranking: 10/10

A really amazing experience in superb NZ wildernesses
Went rafting in teaming rain in the middle of winter expecting the worst. The company rugged us up with lots of warm clothes and wetsuits and made sure we were really comfortable. They explained everything to us in the smallest detail and made my family group really confident. The length of the trip was perfect and the guides knowledge of each rapid excellent
My youngest son wanted to come back again tomorrow after the fifth rapid
Well done rafting NZ

Reviewed 11 months ago

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Andrew Taylor

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing morning out on the Tongariro river with RNZ
Booked the Grade 3 trip
From start to finish the whole experience is fantastic, all the staff are extremely friendly and professional. Once kitted out with all the gear our awesome guide Madi did great job guiding us down through the rapids while sharing her knowledge of the area and the river.
Topped off at the end with a cold beer and hot dog, would highly recommend to anyone.

Reviewed about 1 year ago and experienced in March 2019

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Ranking: 10/10

Had and awesome afternoon rafting the Tongariro river with Rafting NZ and our awesome guide Charlotte. The whole experience was awesome, slick and very professional from beginning to end with attention to detail from the whole team. Great safety tips and all the gear we needed was provided all we needed to do was turn up with our swimming costume or togs. Awesome to learn from Charlotte on the short bus trip to the river about the local Maori history of this special area. Great fun on the river and Charlotte was a great guide real patient with us, clear instructions and very knowledgeable about the river an made the trip fun. We had fun jumping into the river half way and the had a hot chocolate and chocolate to warm us up. Loved all 52 rapids and especially a beer and hot dog at the end in front of the lovely wood fire with Charlotte, Harry and the team while we watched our videos and laughed at our photos. A great way to spend an autumn afternoon an a must do. You rock Rafting NZ, I recommend anyone travelling through Taupo and Turangi to book a raft with the team you will not be disappointed.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

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Lino's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

From pick-up the staff were friendly and accommodating. The guides were funny and knowledgeable. An unforgettable experience that I would not hesitate to recommend or do again!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Wikitoria Tangihaere

Ranking: 10/10

You’ll absolutely love this activity, great for family outings and spending it with friends! Thrilling and really fun + you have the beautiful views too

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in January 2018

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Jordan Bell


Ranking: 10/10

Loved every moment with all my family!! Was a blessing to enjoy the fun together. Memories like these will never be forgotten with the smiles joy from start to finish. To the guide's can't thank you enough these memories wouldn't be the same and to the lovely lady behind the desk say no more P

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Storm's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

This is a must do whilst in N.Z. Me along with all my Famz did the Grade 3 rafting trip, what an experience. From start to finish it was packed with Excitement, Adrenaline, Adventure, Laughter, Serenity and Beauty. A huge shout out to all the guides and staff who made this a day to remember.

Reviewed over 1 year ago