Rafting NZ

activities / Water sports

Lonely Planet review

Offering a warm welcome, hot showers and a taste of Maori culture, this operator is a popular choice. The main trips offered are Tongariro Whitewater with an optional waterfall jump (Grade III, four hours, adult/child $119/109) and the Family Fun raft over more relaxed rapids (Grade II, three hours, adult/child $75/65). Groups of four or more can tackle an overnighter (Grade III+, per person $350), rafting to a riverside campsite and then hitting more rapids the following day.