Come explore the pristine waters of the Tongariro River, a lot of which is unable to be reached on foot. Whether you want the fun filled, consistent rapids of the grade three whitewater section or the more relaxing flow of the grade two. We are sure to have something that you will enjoy.

The Backpacker Group Members Deal

10% off total booking price.

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Tours & Products

Grade 3 Whitewater Rafting

  • Summer (November 1st – March 31st) 9:00am and 2:00pm
  • Autumn (April) 9:00am and 1:00pm
  • Winter (May 1st – October 31st) 12:00pm


Grade 2 Family Float

  • Summer (November 1st – March 31st) 10:30am and 3:30pm
  • Autumn (April) 10:00am
  • Winter (May 1st – October 31st) 9:00am

Hostels Nearby

Plateau Lodge

Skotel Alpine Resort

Taupo Urban Retreat

Terms & Conditions

  • Available for The Backpacker Group members only
  • A valid The Backpacker Group membership card with identification must be presented to staff to claim discount
  • Direct bookings only
  • Not to be used in conjunction with any other discounts, promotions or deals
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Urgent Coronavirus Update

Anyone that has arrived into New Zealand from Monday 16th March 1am is required to self-isolate for 14 days.  If you do not do this you will be deported out of New Zealand if you are caught. If you need advice you can call the health line  0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453  Do not enter a hostel, a hospital or a doctors clinic instead call the health line if you think you have the coronavirus.  If you need somewhere to self-isolate we might be able to help you so send an email to [email protected]  Many hostels are now checking your passports to see when you have entered the country and will report you to the police if you are not following the New Zealand requirements.