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Tongariro River Rafting

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At Tongariro River Rafting, we're the most experienced outdoor adventure company on the Tongariro River.

Address: The Rafting Centre, Atirau Road,Turangi Taupo & Tongariro

Phone: view phone+647386 6409

Free Phone: view phone0800101024

Contact Name: Garth Oakden


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The Tongariro River’s most experienced rafting company

Tongariro River Rafting is a 100% Kiwi company owned by local husband and wife team Garth and Leigh Oakden.

Garth has been a rafting guide on the Tongariro since 1987 and knows these waters like few others. 

All our guides are fully trained rafting professionals, our equipment is top quality and the company is 100% compliant with all safe rafting requirements.

White Water Rafting

This half-day Tongariro River journey is one of the best rafting adventures in New Zealand. The rapids are Grade Three, which makes this an ideal adventure for expert or first-time rafters alike. 

In 2 1/2 hours you navigate over 60 roller coaster rapids with an expert guide at the helm. A large part the top section of this trip can only be accessed by raft or kayak so you’ll see plenty of spectacular unspoilt wilderness.

Gentle Family Floats

This leisurely 1½ hour trip down the soft, tumbling waters of the Lower Tongariro brings the magic alive for first time rafters and especially children. You still get to paddle and there are some small rapids to navigate but nothing too wet or wild.

Minimum age 3 years old

Multi Day Rafting

There is something magical about an overnight rafting trip. Good friends, good food, plenty of laughs and the sound of a wilderness river burbling under the stars in the background.

Trips can be put together to suit any size group on the Mohaka, the Rangitikei and the Motu rivers or the Ngaruroro headwaters. Time frames can be anywhere from 2 half days to 5 days depending on the time you have available and the amount of river you want to cover.

Hours of work

Monday to Sunday 8.00am - 6.00pm


Follow the State Highway to Turangi from Taupo
When you are in Turangi, turn right right at Katarina Street and straight right again at Atirau Road, running parallel with the State Highway, we are on your right hand side.

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