15 Nov

Snow White Raft and Sled

This year, bring your family along to experience two of the top family attractions in the Taupo and Ruapehu districts. Mix snow and white water to have the ultimate family adventure! This combo can be split over two days or completed in one full day if short on time.


Snow White Raft and Sled – Overview





Departure Times:

WINTER (May 1 – October 22): 9am

Departure Points:

The Rafting Centre, 95 Atirau Rd, Turangi

What you need to bring:

Rafting – Swimwear – Towel – Sense of Adventure Mt Ruapehu Chairlift ride and sledding -Warm clothes -Sunglasses -Camera

  • Polar fleece jersey
  • Shoes
  • Splash jacket
  • Helmet
  • Wet suit
  • Wet suit boot
  • Life jacket
  • A light snack
  • Tea and coffee
  • A warm soak in thermal hot pools (winter only)
  • Digital photos of your adventure are downloaded and available immediately after you return. Available for purchase at a small additional cost.
  • 1 hour Sledding at Mt Ruapehu
  • Free sled
  • Return sightseeing chairlift ride to Knoll Ridge Cafe
  • Can be done over one or two days

Children 16 years and younger.


The Grade 2 Family Float Adventure is ideal for smaller children who love adventure. You’ll follow the river on this leisurely 1.5 hour trip down the soft, tumbling waters of the Lower Tongariro. The magic of rafting comes alive for first time rafters, those who prefer a gentler pace and children. You still get to paddle and there are some small rapids to navigate but nothing too wet or wild.

After your white water experience, you’ll then head to Mt Ruapehu’s Whakapapa Ski area, a scenic 45min drive from our base. At Mt Ruapehu you will take a sightseeing return chairlift ride to Knoll Ridge cafe and an hours sledding on real Snow.