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River Rafting

Try rafting with Tongariro River’s most experienced rafting company.

The Tongariro River is one of New Zealand’s most famous rivers and one of the world’s best trout rivers. Between the paddling and excitement you’ll see ancient beech forests, darting rainbow trout, rare whistling blue duck and plenty more. This is a very special wilderness environment.

Garth has been a rafting guide on the Tongariro since 1987 and knows these waters like few others.

All their guides are fully trained rafting professionals, our equipment is top quality and the company is 100% compliant with all safe rafting requirements.

Tongariro River Rafting are 100% Kiwi company owned by local husband and wife team Garth and Leigh Oakden.

White Water Rafting
This half-day Tongariro River journey is one of the best rafting adventures in New Zealand. The rapids are Grade Three, which makes this an ideal adventure for expert or first-time rafters alike.

In 2 1/2 hours you navigate over 60 roller coaster rapids with an expert guide at the helm. A large part the top section of this trip can only be accessed by raft or kayak so you’ll see plenty of spectacular unspoilt wilderness.

Gentle Family Floats
This leisurely 1 ½ hour trip down the soft, tumbling waters of the Lower Tongariro brings the magic alive for first time rafters and especially children. You still get to paddle and there are some small rapids to navigate but nothing too wet or wild.

Multi-Day Rafting
There is something magical about an overnight rafting trip. Good friends, good food, plenty of laughs and the sound of a wilderness river burbling under the stars in the background.

Trips can be put together to suit any size group on the Mohaka, the Rangitikei and the Motu rivers or the Ngaruroro headwaters. Time frames can be anywhere from 2 half days to 5 days depending on the time you have available and the amount of river you want to cover


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Phone: +64 7 892 3809
NZ Freephone: 0800 CHATEAU (242 832)
Chateau Tongariro
State Highway 48, Mt. Ruapehu, New Zealand
Fax: +64 7 892 3704    email us
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