Rafting New Zealand – Tongariro Family Fun
New Zealand’s best family river rafting adventure happens just a few minutes outside of Turangi on the lower reaches of the Tongariro River – world famous for its pristine water, incredible scenery and awesome wild life – including rainbow trout and the very rare whio/blue duck.
Suitable for ages 3 and up, our Tongariro Family Fun is rafting experience for people wanting a safe, intimate introduction to white water rafting. The 8km (5 mile) journey is perfect for families with young children or those that are not very water-confident.
The entire Tongariro Family Fun white water rafting adventure is ‘hands-on’ and engaging; it so unique that you will think you are miles away from civilization while riding a series of 20+ rapids – with our professional raft guides ensuring everyone is enjoying themselves with authentic Maori myths and legends unique to this part of the country, fun, laughter, water education, safety tips and expert trivia about the fragile Tongariro environment.
The Tongariro Family Fun Adventure also includes a visit to the Tongariro National Trout Centre where you can feed the Trout and enjoy snacks provided. Plus, an optional cliff-jumping and swimming in the river is also offered to those that are feeling confident, all within a safely-monitored environment.
This is a 3 hour duration trip with approximately 1 hour 45 minutes on the water. All on-river gear is provided and you will receive a full safety briefing.
Hot chocolate and snacks are provided during the trip, and hot showers and drinks are provided after.
Departs: year-round – twice daily in summer, once daily in winter
Price: Adult from $109, Child from $89
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Tongariro White Water
Our Tongariro White Water Grade 3 adventure is the best rafting experience in the North Island and not to be missed for adventurous families from ages 10 years and up (children aged under 13 years must be accompanied 1:1 with a supervising adult.)
A unique blend of fun, excitement, adrenaline, education and culture is what you’ll receive with our Tongariro Whitewater Grade 3 Adventure, and let’s not forget the rapids! There’s over 60 of them during our 14km (8 mile) journey. They each have a story our guides will share with you as you rock-and-roll down the river, bouncing off of canyon walls and over boulders in this natural adventure playground we call home. Afterwards, refuel with a complimentary drink, and a hot dog while viewing photos from the trip you can also purchase.
Riding rapids through an awesomely beautiful and untouched natural volcanic gorge is a uniquely spiritual experience. Who better to guide you than the Kiwi professionals at New Zealand’s best Rafting Company?
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We have been offering rafting to students of all ages from all over the world for over 25 years. Dozens of schools and youth groups return year after year for exciting, fun-filled school trips and group tours this is a testament to the value and quality Rafting New Zealand provide.
We offer the above Grade 2 trip, a Grade 1 float trip, or a Grade 3 adventure.
Some examples of activities we can provide on the river include:
- Stream Crossing (Team work and leadership)
- Throw Bag rescuing (River rescue skills)
- Self Guiding Challenges (Team work and leadership)
- Raft Race Challenge ( Team work and leadership)
- Re writing a flipped boat (Team work and river rescue skills)
Please contact us directly for more information on what we can offer for school experiences or download our info sheet here >>