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Wairoa, Tauranga - Grade 5

Wairoa Grade 5
River Rats Raft & Kayak
Wairoa Grade 5
River Rats Raft & Kayak Wairoa Grade 5
River Rats Raft & Kayak
Wairoa Grade 5
River Rats Raft & Kayak Wairoa Grade 5
River Rats Raft & Kayak
Wairoa Grade 5
River Rats Raft & Kayak Wairoa Grade 5
River Rats Raft & Kayak

The Ultimate: Full-On, Grade 5 Whitewater!


"I give this experience 11 out of 10... It's the things in life you DON'T do that you regret." - 'RhondaMoore', Tripadvisor


Tauranga's Whitewater - 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.
  • Trips are subject to minimum numbers, water levels and weather conditions.
  • Suitable for all active people 13 years and over.
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Recommended minimum weight limit 40kg, Maximum 125kg.
  • Large groups can be taken by arrangement - please contact us for details.
  • $NZ129.00 per person (valid till 30 September 2019)


    This is some of the best whitewater rafting in the world, and availability is limited - get in quick!

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.  

The following are the confirmed dates for the 18-19 season. 

2018 - Sept - 16th, 30th Oct – 14th, 28th, Nov – 11th, 25th, Dec – 9th, 23rd, 30th 

2019 - Jan – 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, Feb - 3rd, 10th, 17th & 18th, 24th, Mar 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st Apr - 7th, 21st,  May - 5th
 
Note: February 17th & 18th are the dates for the Wairoa Extreme Kayak Race. Rafting is available but there may be delays to accommodate the race schedule.
More Information

We provide:

  • Safety Helmets
  • Lifejackets
  • Wetsuits
  • Polar Fleece Tops (weather dependent)
  • Spray jackets (weather dependent)
  • Wetsuit Booties

You need:

  • Swimsuit
  • Towel

To book within 24 hours of trip date please call 0800 333 900


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