15 Nov

Sky Waka Gondola and Family Raft Trip

COVID-19: We are open and rafting at all red/orange/green and we’ll need to verify your ‘My Vaccine Pass’ for all guests prior to rafting. 

Bring your family along to experience two of the top family activities in the Taupō and Ruapehu districts.

Firstly, you can ride the Sky Waka Gondola on Mt Ruapehu. This amazing 1.8 km ride is unmissable!

Secondly, you can experience our best rated family rafting trip on the Tongariro – our Grade 2 Family Floats adventure. Click here for trip inclusions and departure times.

You can combine this combo with a buffet lunch at the Pinnacles Restaurant, the highest restaurant in New Zealand sitting at 2,020m above sea level!

This combo can be split over two days or completed in one full day if short on time.

Sky Waka Gondola and Family Raft Trip


With Pinnacles lunch: $154.50 (Summer only)


With Pinnacles lunch: $115.65 (Summer only)

Departure Points:

The Rafting Centre 95 Atirau Rd Turangi

What you need to bring:

Swimwear, towel, 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.

Rafting Inclusions:
  • Polar fleece jersey
  • Shoes
  • Splash jacket
  • Helmet
  • Wetsuit
  • Wetsuit boots
  • Life jacket
  • A warm soak in thermal hot pools (winter only)
  • Digital photos of your adventure are downloaded and available immediately after you return.

Because of our exclusive partnership with Mount Ruapehu, we are able to offer the following discounted prices.

The Family Float Adventure is perfect for smaller children (aged 3+).

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.