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Tongariro River: Grade 3 Whitewater Rafting

Product ID: 157200
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Enjoy the thrill of whitewater rafter over 60 rapids with an expert guide on the Tongariro River. After the adventure and fun, enjoy a delicious lunch.
About this activity
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Duration 4 - 5 hours
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At your accommodation in central Taupo or a nearby location.

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  • Experience the pristine surroundings of the upper reaches of the Tongariro River
  • Navigate fun, heart-pounding roller coaster rapids with an expert guide
  • Keep your eyes peeled for a chance to see one of New Zealand's Rare Blue Ducks
  • Benefit from complimentary transfers from Taupo
Full description
Navigate over 60 heart-pounding, roller coaster rapids with an expert guide on the Tongariro River. Enjoy complimentary transfers from Taupo or join the adventure from the rafting base in Turangi. Be greeted on arrival and kitted out with all the necessary gear. From the rafting base, a bus will take you to the top of the river.

Receive an on-shore safety briefing and paddle instructions with an experienced guide. Take on Grade 3 rapids – an ideal grade for first-time rafters right up to experienced paddlers. Be treated to incredible sights along the Tongariro River that are only accessible by raft.

After your river adventure, return to the rafting base to view your epic photos. Enjoy a deli-style lunch during summer months or hot soup with bread during winter. 
  • Transportation from Taupo (optional)
  • Expert guide
  • All necessary equipment including a life jacket
  • Full safety briefing
  • Wholesome deli-style lunch in summer or hot soup and bread in winter
  • Tea and coffee
  • Warm soak in thermal hot pools in winter
What’s Not Included
  • Digital photos, which are available to purchase

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Meeting point

Tongariro River Rafting, 95 Atirau Road, Turangi 3353.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
Know before you go
• There is a minimum age of 10 years old and children between 10 to 13 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult
• There is a minimum number of people required for the tour to operate and there is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if this is not met and you will be offered an alternative date or full refund
• Please bring swimwear and a towel

From £76.13 per person

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Tongariro River Rafting

Product ID: 157200