Tongariro River Rafting

All year round

Looking for a NZ family adventure activity to delight everyone from your three-year-old to your grandpa?

Grab your swimwear, head to beautiful Turangi (close to Taupō) and go white water rafting on the Tongariro River. The Family Floats rafting experience is a genuine adventure activity that the whole family can enjoy and participate in. Its lovely for bonding as a family, you will see stunning scenery and hear beautiful bird song. It’s an all weather activity and you will have magical memories. If you want to step it up, there are plenty of other packages and combos to get the heart pumping and the pulse racing.



For more info visit:

Tongariro River Rafting


The Rafting Centre
95 Atirau Road


0800 10 10 24



The rafting adventures say no heart problems or other serious medical conditions. Not wheelchair accessible. Not recommended for people with back problems. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Not recommended for pregnant travellers. Family Floats experience is wheelchair accessible but not recommended for pregnant traveller.


Free pickups from accommodation in Taupo, Turangi or National Park for the afternoon whitewater trips. Please note they cannot offer pickups for morning whitewater trips or any of the Family Floats trips (where there are children under 10 years of age), but they are happy to advise on alternative ways to get there. Located at the southern end of Lake Taupo, Taupo to Turangi is about 45 minutes drive.

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