White Water Rafting Adventures

Home of New Zealand’s Best White Water Rafting Adventures

When you combine the natural elements of superb white water rapids with a pristine environment boasting crystal clear drinkable water and lush native bush, you really do have a world-class setting. Include the fact that Great Lake Taupo is home to New Zealand’s most awarded white water rafting operators and you begin to see why Great Lake Taupo is recognised as the home of New Zealand’s best white water adventures.

Most of Taupo’s white water rafting is done on the Tongariro River, situated at the southern end of Lake Taupo. The Tongariro River is the largest river feeding the lake. It produces three sections of world-class white water from Grade 2 to Grade 4.

Here is more information about the various Taupo white water rafting trips available:

What should you bring? What is expected on a trip? What should you wear?

We’ve compiled some FAQs and hot tips to make your white water rafting experience in Great Lake Taupo a memorable one. 

  • Tongariro River Rafting - Raft Fishing

    Raft-fishing trips can be made to suit every angler's specific needs. Experienced guides are available to help locate and net your first fat taupo rainbow trout.The Tongariro River is world famous for its trout fishing.

    • Price $750 - $750
    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Fishing Guides Rafting
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  • Whitewater Rafting and Rapids Jet Combo

    Enjoy the thrills of Rapids Jet and then Experience Tongariro Rivers best Grade 3 white water action in New Zealand! You’ll raft over 50 exciting Rapids, travelling 14kms through a beautiful volcanic gorge.

    • Price $214 - $294
    • Location Aratiatia
    • Activity Rafting
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  • H2-Ohh Combo - Hukafalls Jet & Whitewater Rafting

    White Water Adventure That’s Splashtastic. Dash to the base of the spectacular Huka Falls onboard a twin engined V6 jet boat. Then carry on your adventure with Whitewater Rafting. Transfers and light end of day meal included. Family Fun option also.

    • Price $209 - $209
    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Jet Boating Rafting Turangi Water Activities Turangi Rainy Days
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  • NZ Nakeds Motorcycle Tours

    Join us for the motorbike riding experience of a lifetime! Riding super naked sport bikes, the perfect combination of upright riding comfort and sport bike performance, ideal for taking advantage of New Zealands twisty roads.

    • Price $445 - $4200
    • Activity Rafting Motorcycling Jet Boating Caving Skydiving
  • Fly n' Raft Combo - Taupo's Floatplane & Tongariro River Rafting

    Enjoy an exciting yet scenic 20 minute flight to the Southern end of Lake Taupo. Land and be picked up for a Whitewater Rafting adventure with Tongariro River Rafting. Return transport to your Taupo accommodation & afternoon meal Included.

    • Price $309 - $309
    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Rafting Scenic Flights Turangi Rainy Days Turangi Water Activities
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