White water rafting

River rafting - Huka Lodge | Taupo Luxury Retreat | New Zealand

River rafting

Raft over 50 plus fun, exciting rapids on the Tongariro River on pristine, clear water, through native flora and beside volcanic cliffs. You will see spectacular wildlife, lots of trout and regularly see the endangered native whio whio (blue duck). You can also walk up a stream and jump off the hidden Puketarata waterfall, (optional and weather permitting).

A professional, experienced and fun kiwi river guide will look after you during the journey.

Bring your own swimsuit or dry underwear and a towel, and you will be fitted out in up-to-date, top-quality river apparel, wetsuit, fleece sweaters, life vests, swimming shoes and helmets.

Spacious changing facilities, clean toilets and hot solar-powered showers are provided as well as refreshments.

Departure Times:  

  • Summer (Nov. – Apr.) – 9.00am & 1.00pm
  • Winter (May – Oct.) – 12.00pm

Complimentary transfers provided on the 1pm afternoon trip.

(minimum age 13 years, 10-12 years, if supervised by adult 1:1 ratio)
NZ$179.00 NZ$159.00 

Tongariro Family Fun – Grade 2

This trip is all about having fun, while travelling through the beautiful lower section of the Tongariro River. 

A great journey for families with younger children or those seeking a more leisurely style of adventure.

  • Duration: 3 hours from base-to-base
  • Minimum booking: 4 guests

Departure Times:  

  • Summer –10.30am & 3.30pm
  • Winter – by demand

Transfers can be arranged on request.

(minimum age 5 years old, 3-4 years, if supervised by adult 1:1 ratio)
NZ$129.00 NZ$119.00 

Exclusive White Water Rafting 

Departs at 11.00am and includes a delicious Huka Lodge picnic hamper.
Approx. 5 hours in duration.

NZ$1,255.00 NZ$1,300.00 NZ$1,345.00

All prices quoted above are inclusive of a 15% Goods and Services Tax (GST).