Raft and Mountain Bike!
Want an adventure packed experience? Come rafting and mountain biking with us!
We can take you on a variety of different mountain biking trails depending on time constraints, ability and challenge wanted! Depending on the trail, we can split this between multiple days or do it all in one!
Read below for the different mountain biking options:
The Tongariro River track is a great trail for beginners or children. It follows this world famous trout river past rolling farmland, beach forests and fern glades with spectacular views at almost every bend.
Rating: Beginners. Distance: 10 x km return. Time: Allow 1 to 2 hours. Guided Combo: $200 per person
Starting in National Park village, this ride is one of our personal favourites. A short easy climb leads you to panoramic views of the upper Retaruke valley. From here you descend down though native bush and farmland to the shuttle vehicle. With a 17km downhill this is definitely one of the best mountain bike rides in New Zealand.
Rating: Intermediate – Advanced. Distance: 23 km. Time: Allow 2 to 3 hours riding time. Guided combo: $345 per person
The 42 is regarded as one of the best, one day mountain bike rides in NewZealand. It involves brilliant biking on old logging tracks through remote native bush and has an overall descent of 570 metres. Not a ride for the fainthearted so let us take care of the logistics for you, getting you there and back and we also provide safety back up.
Rating: Intermediate – Advanced. Distance: 45 km. Time: Allow 4 to 8 hours. Guided combo $399 per person
Our most popular combo – Tongariro Duo / Tree Trunk Gorge:
On this combo, you ride through the beautiful Tongariro Forest right to our rafting starting point!
Tree Trunk Gorge is a short but beautiful track that weaves its way through native forest, with a short steep climb, a picturesque river ford and some wooden bridges en route. The track is only 10kms but along the way you can also check out the awesome site of the Pillars of Hercules before biking down to the Poutu Intake on the Tongariro River where you will have lunch before enjoying a rafting experience.
Rating: Beginner – Intermediate. Distance: 10 km Time: Allow 1 1/2 to 2 hours riding time, 2 hours rafting time. Guided combo $215 per person
You will then raft down the Tongariro River on our Grade 3 Whitewater Rafting section! This section has more than 60 rapids and beautiful scenery and wildlife along the way.
It is suitable for anyone ages 10 and up!
*For younger groups, we can also offer the combo with our Grade 2 Family Float.
Make a booking:
See below for more information on the Tongariro Duo and a link to make a booking.
If you would like to book any other mountain biking trails and rafting combo, contact us for more information and options!
Tongariro Duo – More information
Ebike option is available $299 per person
Summer: 11am, Winter: 9am
The Rafting Centre, 95 Atirau Rd, Turangi
What you need to bring:
Swimwear, windbreaker, towel, active wear, sand shoes, a sense of adventure.
During Covid Level 2 we require everybody to bring a Buff with them to wear as a face covering in our base, vehicles and on the river.