You’ll get more out of your experience when you book with us at Tongariro River Rafting!
At Tongariro River Rafting, we’re 100% Kiwi-owned and operated by local husband and wife team Garth and Leigh Oakden.
We’ve been rafting these waters since 1987 and are passionate about what we do! We offer a variety of rafting options for families with little ones or intrepid adventurers wanting multi day excursions. As well as fishing excursions and mountain biking adventures.
All our rafting guides are experienced, fully trained using top-quality equipment, and are totally committed to your safety and enjoyment. If you’re looking for things to do in Taupo, look no further than Tongariro River Rafting!
Experience rafting and other outdoor pursuits with the team who know and love this exciting region. For the very best Taupo activities, book with us today!
Blue Duck Project founders
Garth and Leigh are the founders of the Blue Duck Project—the conservation initiative with the goal of returning the rare native Blue Duck (or Whio) to its traditional habitat along the Tongariro River.
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