At Tongariro River Rafting we are committed to minimising as much risk as possible to ensure that you are as safe as possible. To do this we comply with guidelines set in place by multiple governing bodies, including Maritime New Zealand and the New Zealand Rivers Association.
The New Zealand Rivers Association is a group made up of guides and operators within New Zealand. It was set up in 1996 to help promote the sport of whitewater rafting to New Zealand and the rest of the world. Alongside this, the association has played a large role in developing a standardized qualification for rafting that can be used in New Zealand. At Tongariro River Rafting we are members of this association and support the association in being our voice for the industry.
Skills Active Aotearoa is a training organisation who focus on up-skilling people in the sport, recreation and outdoor recreation areas in New Zealand. They have worked closely with the New Zealand Rivers Association to build a qualification for raft guides that is respected worldwide. At Tongariro River Rafting we have worked closely with the groups developing these qualifications and all our guides hold a skills active rafting qualification.
Maritime New Zealand is the governing body for whitewater rafting in New Zealand. They have brought in Rafting Rule 81 which Tongariro River Rafting complies with. Under this rule, all companies that operate in this field must have a safety operations plan that is reviewed by Maritime New Zealand. Tongariro River Rafting holds a Maritime Certificate that is valid through to 2022.
At Tongariro River Rafting we hold a concession that has been approved by the Department of Conservation. This is a government agency in charge of preserving what we have in New Zealand. Holding this concession shows that we are committed to following the environmental care code in all aspects of our business.
Qual Mark is a company that will assess a tourism business against a set of criteria and at the end of it the business is awarded either a bronze, silver or gold award. We are proud to say that we hold our Qual Mark Silver award which shows that we have drive to continually improve our economic, social and environmental performance all while being genuine and authentic.
Adventure Mark is the largest adventure activity certification body in New Zealand. We have recently passed our adventure mark audit, which means all our safe operating plans and procedures were looked over with a fine tooth comb and we passed with flying colours. So we are do everything we can to ensure that we run a safe operation to look after our staff and you.
Great people who are warm and friendly, and take care of the details and add nice touches like making sure the wetsuits are dry and preparing hot soup for... Thurston C
Best experience in New Zealand. While we were on holidays there for two weeks, we tried almost everything, from bungy, open sea kayaking, helicopter... Brenden E
Highly recommended and fabulous activity for both students and adults. Great value for money and instructors go the 'extra mile' to make the experience... M Maku
Awesome experience with the family float, fantastic team, and something doable for everyone! We had a blast and are definitely coming back again! Thanks for... KJ
Whether you've rafted before or not, this trip down the river will meet and exceed all expectations! Friendly, knowledgeable and approachable team!! Sarah B
Had a great day out Mountain Biking and White water Rafting the guides were great and very helpful and had a lot of knowledge in their area of expertise.... Taylor F
This was a team bonding experience with work mates, including the boss. It sure was team work but a heck of a lot of fun, with the odd scary moment too.... Eunice H
Have done the Grade 3 and Grade 4 recreational release with Tongariro River Rafting now, and cannot recommend them highly enough. The gear provided is top... John C
We have never tried whitewater rafting before, my wife showed some reluctance initially, but now sees our trip as the highlight of our holiday in NZ. We... T Rover
Tongariro River Rafting provided an exciting, exhilarating day for all in our raft! The highly capable guides made the day well worth the money and... Sarah Jane Smith
Our experience with the team at Tongariro River Rafting was unforgettable. It is one thing to raft a beautiful river, it is quite another to do it in the... S Subaiah