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. 

  • 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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  • Rafting New Zealand Tongariro Family Fun

    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.

    Special Offer

    Valid between:
    28 March 2018 - 3 November 2018

    • Price $89 - $139
    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Rafting Turangi Rainy Days Turangi Family Activities Turangi Water Activities
  • Waikato Thermal Float

    This is a great adventure for families with younger children, our more senior citizens, first time rafters and people who just want to chill, view and learn about the river from the comfort and fun of a white water raft.

    Special Offer

    Valid between:
    2 July 2018 - 3 November 2018

    • Price $89 - $89
    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Rafting Water Sports
  • The Big Splash

    The Big Splash is about being wet in the summer and cool in the winter, by doing a wicked combination of bungy jumping and rafting. With two locally owned and operated companies, we offer an action-packed day, that's on the wild side!

    • Price $270 - $270
    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Bungy Rafting Turangi Rainy Days
  • 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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  • Rafting New Zealand

    Rafting New Zealand has been operating for over 25 years and is New Zealand’s most awarded rafting Company.

    • Price $89 - $179
    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Rafting
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  • Adrenaline Shot - Rafting & Skydive Combo

    You only live once!... Make it a good one! Rapid after Rapid, after rapid… There’s nothing more refreshing than a splash in the face, and nothing more pure than the pristine waters of the mighty Tongariro River.

    • Price $538 - $538
    • Location Turangi
    • Activity Rafting Skydiving

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