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Tongariro River Grade 3 Whitewater Rafting Adventure

1. Tongariro River Grade 3 Whitewater Rafting Adventure

Experience whitewater rafting on the Tongariro River and fuel up with on-river hot chocolate and snacks. You’ll even get the chance to explore a hidden waterfall with an optional jump, weather permitting. After your trip, enjoy a hot solar-powered shower. Refuel with a complimentary “River Dog” (hot dog) accompanied by a cold beer, soda or hot mulled wine. View your trip photos that capture the thrill of your Tongariro River whitewater rafting adventure. Allow 4-hours base to base for this experience with 2 to 2.5-hours spent on the river. This activity is achievable for most people and is regarded by many as New Zealand’s must-do half-day rafting adventure.

Turangi: Family Rafting Adventure on Tongariro River

2. Turangi: Family Rafting Adventure on Tongariro River

Drive only a few minutes out of Turangi and start your rafting adventure on the lower reaches of the Tongariro River. The river is located in Tongariro National Park, famous for its awe-inspiring landscapes and fascinating wildlife.  The whole family will ride a series of 20+ rapids on this 8km journey, with professional raft guides that will ensure everyone is comfortable and enjoying themselves. You will learn about traditional Maori myths and legends unique to the area and your guides will keep you entertained with water education, safety tips and trivia about the Tongariro environment.  You will also enjoy a visit to the National Trout Centre, where you can feed the trout and enjoy some snacks. For those of you feeling game enough, you can also do some cliff-jumping and swim in the river, all within a safe and monitored environment.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Thank you very much for such a awesome activity, it’s fun. Thanks to the great leader Gabe and Hana for their professional guidances to pass through the rafts successfully without them