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:
- The Lower Tongariro (Grade 2) - Suitable for families
- The Tongariro White Water section (Grade 3+) – The most popular trip
- The Tongariro Upper Gorge (Grade 3/4-) – Only twice yearly
- Tongariro White Water Kayaking (Grade 2-3)
- Extreme Grade 5 White Water Rafting – Suitable for adrenaline junkies
- Multi-Day White Water Rafting - Customised overnight trips
- Raft Fishing
- Virtual White Water Rafting
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.
NZ's best half day rafting adventure - Our most popular trip - You'll raft over 50 plus exciting rapids, through a beautiful volcanic gorge. Explore a hidden waterfall (jump optional, weather permitting) & enjoy on river hot chocolate & snacks.
14 April 2018 - 28 March 2019
Splash, Crash, Swim & Laugh, this trip is all about having fun, while traveling through the beautiful lower reaches of the Tongariro River. A great journey for families with young children, our more senior of citizens & non english speaking visitors.
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.
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.
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.
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