The magical waters of the Tongariro River provide one of nature's finest, fun-filled roller coaster rides.


This half-day Tongariro River journey is one of the best rafting adventures in NZ. The rapids are Grade 3, which makes this an ideal adventure for expert or first-time rafters alike. In two hours you navigate over 60 roller coaster rapids with an expert guide at the helm.

We'll show you parts of the river that can only be accessed by raft so you’ll see plenty of unspoilt wilderness and may catch a glimpse of the endangered "Whio" ( blue duck).

Our guides are fully qualified professionals (and super friendly) and our gear is top quality.

All you need is swimwear and a towel - we provide everything else you need (including drinks & snacks)

Just 40 minutes from National Park Village, or 1hr from Ohakune or Taumarunui, this day trip is a must-do whatever the weather.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult    $145.00 Child $129.00
Further pricing information:
You must be over 10 years of age and supervised by an adult if under 15 years. Adventure activities have a degree of risk. Participants should be aware that no operator can absolutely guarantee their safety. Tongariro River Rafting cannot be held responsible for injury and loss or damage to personal property if you fail to follow our instructions. To ensure safety, Tongariro River Rafting reserves the right to cancel or alter a rafting/kayaking trip due to adverse weather or river conditions.

Tongariro River Rafting also operates a Whitewater Family Float trip for younger families and first time rafters.  See their website for details.



Business Hours
8am - 6pm
Months of Operation
All months of the year