Are you passionate about adventure and the outdoors? Can you navigate challenging rapids? Join Tongariro River Rafting in Turangi, New Zealand!

We offer rafting experiences on the Tongariro River, with grade 2, grade 3, and grade 4 sections. Our river is known for its technical nature, winding towards Lake Taupo through drop pools and gullies in native New Zealand forest.

We’re seeking experienced rafting guides to join our team. While New Zealand qualifications are preferred, we value willingness to learn and character. If you understand river dynamics, communicate well, and prioritize safety, apply now.

No qualifications or experience? We may offer training in some cases to help you become a successful rafting guide.

Helpful qualifications and skills:

  • Previous experience as a rafting guide, preferably on technical rivers.
  • Strong swimming ability.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Teamwork and leadership.
  • First Aid and CPR certifications.
  • New Zealand recognized qualifications in rafting or outdoor leadership.
  • Driver’s license (experience with manual transmission and backing trailers).

We encourage personal and professional growth. Join us to showcase your skills, create memorable experiences, and be part of New Zealand’s adventure tourism industry.

We are also looking for shuttle drivers to join our team. If you have a valid driver’s license, experience in manual transmission, and enjoy interacting with people, this could be a great opportunity for you.

Ready for an exhilarating career sharing your love for rafting? Submit your resume and cover letter outlining your experience to We look forward to hearing from you.