Enjoy the thrill of one of New Zealand’s best Whitewater rafting trips on the Wairoa River in New Zealand's central North Island.Located just 2 ¼ hours from Auckland, this is one the locals love and it is recognised worldwide for it's rafting value. This fantastic rafting adventure offers a stunning rock and tree lined gorge that combines turbulent rapids with exciting drops to produce top White water action.
Perfect for a group outing, the Wairoa rafting trip is situated just off State Highway 29 between Matamata and Tauranga.
A hydro-controlled river, this rafting trip is only available 26 days a year so get in quick! The Wairoa Grade 5 is suitable for all active people aged 13 years and over.
Wairoa Release Dates:The Wairoa is a dam release river that only runs 26 days a year, in order to release the water they have to shut down a hydroelectric power station.
To follow are the tentative dates for the upcoming season, confirmed dates are available around mid July, booking links will be enabled once confirmed dates are known.
TENTATIVE DATES2013 - Sept - 8th, 22nd, Oct - 13th, 27th, Nov – 10th, 24th, Dec -1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th2014 - Jan – 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, Feb - 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, Mar - 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, Apr - 13th, 27th,