Tongariro River Rafting
In 2.5 hours you navigate over 60 heart-pounding, roller coaster rapids with an expert guide at the helm. Throughout the trip you’ll be treated to sights only accessed by raft. If you’re looking for things to do in Taupo, book with us and enjoy the spectacular unspoilt wilderness and adrenalin-pumping action!
At Tongariro River Rafting, we’re 100% Kiwi-owned and operated by local husband and wife team Garth and Leigh Oakden.
We’ve been rafting these waters since 1987 and are passionate about what we do! We offer a variety of rafting options for families with little ones or intrepid adventurers wanting multi day excursions. We also offer fishing excursions and mountain biking adventures.
All our rafting guides are experienced, fully trained using top-quality equipment, and are totally committed to your safety and enjoyment. If you’re looking for things to do in Taupo, look no further than Tongariro River Rafting!
You’ll start your unforgettable adventure with an on-shore safety briefing and paddle instructions with one of our experienced guides. You and the rest of the crew will then begin your white water rafting journey on grade 3 rapids – an ideal grade for experienced paddlers or first-time rafters.
- What you need to bring:
- TowelA sense of adventure
- Polar fleece jersey
- Splash jacket
- Wet suit
- Wet suit boot
- Life jacket
- Wholesome deli food (summer), hot soup and bread (winter)
- Tea and coffee
- A warm soak in thermal hot pools (winter only)
- Digital photos of your adventure are downloaded and available immediately after you return.