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Tongariro River Grade 3 Whitewater Rafting Adventure

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Activity provider: Rafting New Zealand

Tongariro River Grade 3 Whitewater Rafting Adventure

Activity provider: Rafting New Zealand

From US$ 102.73 per person

Take on a Grade 3 whitewater rafting experience on the Tongariro River! Travel 14 kilometers over 60 exciting rapids and through a beautiful volcanic gorge.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Take on 14 kilometersof over 60 rapids in the Tongariro River
  • Discover a hidden waterfall and raft through a stunning volcanic gorge
  • Enjoy a hot shower and complimentary refreshments after your experience
Full description
Experience whitewater rafting on the Tongariro River and fuel up with on-river hot chocolate and snacks. You’ll even get the chance to explore a hidden waterfall with an optional jump, weather permitting. After your trip, enjoy a hot solar-powered shower. Refuel with a complimentary “River Dog” (hot dog) accompanied by a cold beer, soda or hot mulled wine. View your trip photos that capture the thrill of your Tongariro River whitewater rafting adventure. Allow 4-hours base to base for this experience with 2 to 2.5-hours spent on the river. This activity is achievable for most people and is regarded by many as New Zealand’s must-do half-day rafting adventure.
  • 2 to 2.5-hours on the river
  • All on-river apparel and rafting equipment
  • Full safety briefing
  • Hot chocolate and snacks
  • Solar-powered hot showers and heated changing rooms
  • River dog (hot dog) and beverage
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 13 years
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You must fill out a travel information form

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    Meeting point

    41 Ngawaka Place, Turangi, New Zealand

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Swimwear

    Not allowed

    • Swimwear
    • Cameras

    Know before you go

    • Bring your own swimwear and towel, all other apparel/equipment is provided
    • Transport is available from Taupo, Turangi, Tongariro National Park, and Ohakune; contact the local operator after booking for details (subject to availability)
    • Minimum age is 13 years old
    • GoPro friendly, please bring a wrist or harness mount only
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    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 2 reviews

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    January 9, 2019

    January 12, 2021

    Product ID: 151313