01 Oct

Raft In Your Bubble

Want to come rafting but also stay within your bubble? We can do that for you!

We are offering private bubble rafting trips, for up to 6 people per raft plus a guide. If you have more people wanting to come rafting, we will simply put on more rafts!

It will only be your bubble, plus staff, in our base and involved in transport.

We will be offering this on the Grade 2 Family Float (perfect for children under 10 years old), or the Grade 3 Whitewater trip.

What’s even better is that you will never forget your experience as we’ll give everyone in your bubble:

    • Free rafting photos (normally $30)
    • Free rafting video (normally $89)
    • Free 2 hour mountain bike hire (normally $25 PER PERSON)

Get your bubble together and let us show you the magnificence of the Tongariro River!

Please note: As this is a rapidly changing situation, we are only taking bookings over the phone or email rather than online. Please call us on 0800 10 10 24 to make a booking, or contact us here.

Private Bubble Rafting Trips


Grade 3 Whitewater Trip:
Adults: $145 per person
Children (16 and under): $129 per person

Grade 2 Family Float:
Adults: $99
Children (16 and under): $85


Grade 3 Whitewater Trip:
A minimum age of 10 years old. 10 to 12 year olds must be accompanied one to one with an adult.

Grade 2 Family Float:
A minimum age of 3 years old.


Departure Times:
WINTER (May 1 – Oct 31) Grade 3 trip: 12 noon. Grade 2 trip: 9am
If these times do not suit, ask a staff member as we may be able to do a custom time for your private trip!


Departure Points:

The Rafting Centre, 95 Atirau Rd, Turangi



Grade 3 Whitewater Trip:
Total time on water is 2 – 2.5 hours, total trip time 3.5 – 4 hours.

Grade 2 Family Float:Total time on water is 1.5 hours, total trip time 2.5 – 3 hours.

What you need to bring:

Swimwear, towel, a sense of adventure! We will provide everything else including wetsuits, river shoes, helmets, life jackets etc.

  • Private trip: Enjoy exclusivity and stay safe with the entire trip all to yourself.
  • Clothing & safety: Polar fleece jersey, splash jacket, helmet, wet suit, wet suit boot, life jacket
  • Food & drink: Grandma’s Secret Recipe Soup
  • Free Photos: Digital photos of your adventure.  Valued at $30.
  • Free 360 video: A digital video of the best moments of your trip. Valued at $89.

If you have any questions or special requests, please contact us!

For a detailed overview of how we will be operating under COVID-19, click here.