Let's Raft!

Think Play specializes in raft racing and team building events.

We are passionate about what we do and are committed to providing you the best team building experience possible!

The Game

The aim of the game is to achieve goals by working together as a team, while also having fun and getting to know each other.

Participants work together to design, build, and race rafts. We offer a variety of rafting packages that cater to different levels of physical ability and competitiveness. Various rafting locations in the beautiful Bay of Plenty are available to choose from.

Have some great ideas you think will make the day even better? We are happy to incorporate your ideas into a customized rafting package.

ThinkPlay Rafting

Rafting Packages

To book one of these packages use the contact form below.

Raft Race Package

Raft Race Package

For those with a competitive streak. First construct rafts in teams of up to 6 people. Each team is given their own flag to protect. The aim is to steal a flag from one of your opposing teams before racing to the finish line for the chance to reign supreme. Water guns are provided and splashing and shenanigans are encouraged.
Raft Race Package

Lazy River Package

For those who like to take it easy. First construct rafts in teams of up to 6 people. Then relax and take in the beauty of one of the Bay of Plenty's stunning rivers as the current gently carries your raft down stream to the finish line. No need to compete or rush, paddle at whatever pace is comfortable.
Raft Race Package

Pirates of the BOP Package

A package for the playful at heart. First split into 2 teams, Pirates and Heroes, then construct rafts in teams of up to 6 people. The Heroes are initially tasked with choosing a Damsel from their team who is taken captive by the Pirate team. The Heroes must rescue their Damsel from the Pirate team, before crossing the finish line.

What We Offer

Inflatable Pods

We have high quality inflatable pods (IRB level quality) and raft decking pieces completely covered in waterproof industrial boating carpet with no sharp edges and sleeved holes around all edges – so that rafts can be constructed by teams in any number of ways with lengths of high quality ski rope. There are also watertight unsinkable pipes provided to help in construction of the rafts.


Comfortable premium neoprene (wetsuit material) lifejackets approved to NZ stds will be provided in a range of sizes. Participants will need to arrive dressed ready to get out on the water (swimsuit or wetsuit provided by yourselves).


A 3x3m gazebo and 2 tables are available for shelter and food/drinks afterwards.

Our Clients

We cater to a wide range of groups, large and small, in the Bay of Plenty area.

If you have a group of 10 or more people we can help you out.

Up to 36 Adults in 6 rafts can be catered for at any one time; or up to 40 children and adults combined (children need to be a minimum of 10 years old with the ability to swim, and each raft with youth under 15 years old will require at least 1 adult (18+) for supervision).

  • Corporate
  • Schools
  • Community Groups
  • Friends & Family

    Locations & Times


    Locations for rafting are negotiable though typically center around the Tauranga/Mount Maunganui area; including Wairoa River, Pilot Bay, Fergusson Park, Kulim Park, Rotary Park, and Rotorua lakes to name just a few. Have a specific location in mind you'd prefer? Contact us and we may be able to help.

    Operating Times

    Rafting is best done in the mornings and afternoons (times are sometimes tide dependent) between the warmer months of October and April.


    Minimum group size 10 people

  • Adult

    $55 each

    18+ years

  • Youth

    $35 each*

    10 - 17 years

  • School Groups

    $25 each*

    10 - 17 years

    *All rafts with children under 15 need at least 1 adult superviser

    *School groups have a minimum group size of 25; school group adult supervisers raft for free

    Bookings & Queries

    If you'd like to make a booking or have any questions feel free to get in touch.

    For bookings, be sure to include the rafting package you've chosen, how many group members you'd like to book, their ages, the time and location you would prefer, and any other relevant information.

    We'll get back to you as soon as possible!


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    • Tauranga, New Zealand
    • 0226960804
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