Welcome to our spring travel update! Each quarter we will share the latest news from Parklands Motor Lodge, upcoming events in Turangi and feedback from customers who have chosen to stay with us. Spring is almost here and we have the latest information on what’s on and how to get there!
Whitewater Rafting on the Tongariro River
The Tongariro River is not only a famous flyfishing destination, it is renowned for its grade 2-3 whitewater rafting. Essentially, two distinct runs are available on the river:
- A grade 3 trip through pristine wilderness, featuring thrilling rapids for the more adventurous.
- A family trip option in the middle reaches of the river over grade 2 water.
Specialist on the river, Tongariro River Rafting, is a an operator for rafting, kayaking, flyfishing, and mountain biking. Its rafting operation started in 1989. Quality safety gear and wetsuits, experienced guides, as well as transport are provided.
Tongariro River Rafting also arranges trips on other nearby wilderness waterways, to suit the special requirements of large or small groups. These range from two hours to camp-out excursions of up to a week.