The Tongariro River is one of New Zealand’s most famous rivers and is popular for trout fishing and whitewater rafting. It boasts 3 main sections of whitewater; named ‘Access 14’, ‘Access 13’ and ‘Access 10’. These sections are the most popular on the Tongariro River and provide grade 4, 3+ and 3 whitewater respectively.

The turbulent waters provide fun-filled and exhilarating river rapids on a whitewater rafting adventure to suit your degree of courage and ability.

Tongariro River Rafting offer a selection of whitewater rafting experience including:

  • Grade 3 White Water Rafting in 2.5 hours of roller coaster rapids
  • Grade 2 Family Float in 1.5 hours of a leisurely float on the tumbling waters
  • Raft Fishing – access the upper river by kayak or raft for incomparable fishing

All guides are fully trained rafting professionals with international experience and all water craft and equipment is top quality.

River rafting tours include:

  • Polar fleece jerseys
  • All rafting equipment and safety gear
  • A cliff jump
  • Lunch and snacks of wholesome food
  • Tea and coffee
  • Digital photos

Prices start from:
Family Floats – $99 per adult & $85 per child
Whitewater Rafting – $145 per adult & $129 per child
Raft Fishing – $700 per person

For further information and bookings visit Tongariro River Rafting

Tongariro River is located 54 kilometres from Whakapapa Village.

Skotel Alpine Resort is New Zealand’s highest hotel and is located in the heart of the North Island within the Tongariro National Park. The hotel is the ideal base for exploring the UNESCO world heritage parks – and the many hiking and biking trails in the area.