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Sledging, Kaituna River, Rotorua - New Zealand

Sledging, Kaituna River, Rotorua - New Zealand

Sledge the Grade 3 section of the mighty Kaituna River. Sledging, also known as Hydrospeed or Hydrospeeding – is the ultimate adrenalin action experience and sport.

Kaituna River (Rotorua)
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  • Description
    Sledge the Grade 3 section of the mighty Kaituna River. Sledging, also known as Hydrospeed or Hydrospeeding – is the ultimate adrenalin action experience and sport. Surrounded by beautiful New Zealand native bush the Kaituna River runs through a steep sided canyon. You will be equipped with a padded wetsuit, booties, life jacket, helmet and fins for kicking, providing propulsion and steering. Your chest rests on the board and your arms are tucked neatly into grooves on each side of the board for good grip and control. The great thing about sledging is that you don't need any experience. Your instructor will coach and teach you all the skills required to become a complete white water sledger. They will guide you down the river taking the safest route, explaining how to read the river, manoeuvre your sledge and anticipate your next move. Remember - You are in control!! Round trip - door to door is approx 3-3½ hours.
    Intensity: 4.0 Intensity
    Intensity: 4.0 Intensity
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  • Reviews
    1 Review
    5 out of 5

    Booking and paying through adrenalin was quick and simple. I was able to turn up on the day, the organisers marked my name off, and the adventure began.

    James C   5 out of 5
  • Experience Details

    Fitness and Experience

    • No prior experience is necessary - your guides will give you full comprehensive land-based training
    • You do need to have an acceptable level of health and fitness and a 'Go for It' attitude
    • Minimum age 13 years

    What to Bring/Wear

    • Swim suit
    • Towel

    What is Supplied

    • 10mm polyprope titanium wetsuits - comfortable and warm for those winter months
    • Helmet, life jacket, and booties
    • Plastic river purpose-built sledge
    • Courtesy transport
    • Full instruction
    • Showers

    More Information

    When and where can sledge? Sledging trips are available daily on the Kaituna River at 1.00pm in winter and 2.30pm in summer. What about photos/videos? Photos are taken on all trips and cds are available at approximately $45.00 per CD.

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