The most fun you’ll have in Taupō; take on 60 heart-pounding, roller coaster rapids on the Tongariro river with an expert guide at the helm, guiding your boat. You’ll get started at the Turangi rafting base where the friendly crew will fit you with safety gear, including wet suit and extra layers to keep you warm. You can leave all of your belongings at the base, office staff would be happy to look after your valuables behind the counter so you know your gear is safe while you are out on the water. You’ll head to the banks of the beautiful Tongariro River for an on-shore briefing with your awesome Rafting Guide. You’re in good hands: the super-passionate, experienced guides will coach your team to paddle like a well-oiled machine before you know it.
Paddle through the very heart of the Great Lake Taupō region, enjoying stunning scenery you can only access by water. Towering pine forests, native bush and volcanic cliffs surround you on your epic Tongariro River journey. Discover New Zealand wildlife around every bend: look out for Whio, endangered blue ducks, nesting along the riverbanks. Spot giant New Zealand trout swimming below you – so big they are known to feast on a mouse or two! Soaked to the skin and grinning from ear to ear, return to base for a hot drink. Relive the action with photos and video of your trip on the big screen and choose your favourites to buy and take home.