Make no mistake, Tongariro River Rafting is the best operator in Turangi – here’s a few reasons why.

Most Experienced

At Tongariro River Rafting based in Turangi (just south of Taupo), we are the most experienced outdoor adventure company on the Tongariro River. Our owners, Garth and Leigh Oakden, are Turangi locals and have owned the business since 1990.

We create journeys and share stories, bringing people closer to nature through biking, fishing and rafting. For us, it is all about the experience. We also like to have fun!

The Blue Duck Project

The Whio (Blue Duck) is endangered – for every 23 kiwi there is just one Whio.

We founded the Blue Duck Project, and the goal is to return the rare native Whio to its traditional habitat along the Tongariro River.

If you’re lucky, you will spot these rare ducks on the river while you’re rafting. With our help, they are thriving.

Go Pro Ready

We are the only Go Pro friendly adventure rafting provider in the region. We have cameras on board to capture all your moments.