White Water Rafting, Grade 5 - Wairoa River, New Zealand

  • White Water Rafting, Grade 5 - Wairoa River, New Zealand

If you’re up for a wet and wild New Zealand adventure, white water rafting down the grade 5 rapids on Wairoa River is an absolute must-do.

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  • Description
    • Satisfy your inner daredevil with grade 5 white water rafting 
    • Take on the incredible rapids on New Zealand’s Wairoa River 
    • Conquer adrenaline-pumping obstacles like the 3m drop at ‘The Waterfall’ 

    If you’re up for a wet and wild New Zealand adventure, white water rafting down the grade 5 rapids on Wairoa River is an absolute must-do. You’ll jump into the raft with expert guides for about 1.5-2 hours of tackling some of the most exciting white water action in New Zealand. 

    You can either be picked up from Rotorua on the North Island or meet at Wairoa River for your white water rafting expedition, where you’ll be briefed and set up to get on the water. Once aboard the raft, you’ll take on the whole of the river, which includes "Mother's Nightmare", "The Rollercoaster", "Devil’s Cauldron", "Bottom Drop", and "The Waterfall". 

    Get ready for the adrenaline rush as you approach Mother’s Nightmare, a technical grade 4 rock garden that’s followed by a sudden two-metre drop. Then The Rollercoaster will get your blood pumping as you experience Devil’s Cauldron and the breath-taking Bottom Drop. Prepare for an exhilarating three-metre drop as you rush down The Waterfall and into a churning pool of white water. 

    You’ll also be treated to a light lunch and refreshments by the river to top off your explosive adventure through the Wairoa River rock canyon. 

    Please note: Due to Wairoa being dam release, this tour only runs on select days throughout the year as indicated on the booking calendar.

    Intensity: 3.0 Intensity
    Intensity: 3.0 Intensity
  • Experience Details

    Fitness and Experience

    • A reasonable level of fitness is required as this is a challenging river 
    • Minimum age is 13 years 
    • Not suitable for pregnant women 
    • Maximum recommended weight is 120kg 
    • Not recommended for non-swimmers 

    What to Bring/Wear

    • Towel and swimwear  
    • Warm, dry clothes for after your rafting adventure 

    What is Supplied

    • Grade 5 white water rafting adventure on Wairoa River 
    • All training and equipment 
    • A small lunch and refreshments 
    • Round-trip transport from Rotorua (morning session only) 
    • Experienced, skilled and entertaining guides 
    • Allow four hours with 1.5 - 2 hours on the river 

    More Information

    • Due to Wairoa being dam release, this tour only runs on select days throughout the year 
    • The river is located just outside Tauranga on highway 29, 15 minutes from Tauranga or 50 minutes from Rotorua 
    • Return transport is available from Rotorua leaving at 8.30am, or meet at the river at 9.30am 
    • A total of 6 participants fit in each raft, along with their expert guide 
    • Up to 30 people can be accommodated on this experience 
    • This tour requires a minimum of 6 people to go ahead 
    • All guides are handpicked, highly skilled professionals that come from an extreme white water background in kayaking and rafting 

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Location

Wairoa River (Rotorua)

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