Wairoa River Rafting

Rotorua, New Zealand

Paddle through the great white rapids of the epic Wairoa river in Tauranga.

DurationDuration3-4 hours
Max Group SizeMax Group Size30
Pick-Up & Drop-OffPick-Up & Drop-OffNot included
Minimum AgeMinimum Age13
Fitness LevelFitness LevelHigh

Wairoa River Rafting Highlights

  • Get up to 10% cash back per person when you book with us!
  • Guided white water rafting on the grade 5 Wairoa River in Tauranga
  • Comprehensive training and extensive safety briefing
  • Highly skilled and entertaining guides
  • All on river equipment including wetsuits, helmets, lifejackets, paddles, fleece tops, wetsuit booties and splash jackets
  • All transport

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring?

You just need to bring your swimwear, shorts, and a towel. You will be provided everything else you may need, including wetsuits, fleece tops, wetsuit booties, and splash jackets depending on the weather conditions. Life jackets, helmets, and paddles are also provided to everyone.

This is an exciting grade 5 rafting experience and is NOT suited for older people or those that aren't comfortable in the water.

No experience on your part is necessary as full and comprehensive training will be given. 

Basic swimming skills, good water confidence,  and moderate English skills are essential! You will also need to have a reasonable level of fitness, and a sense of adventure.  

The tour is GoPro friendly - if you have one feel free to bring it along. Please bring a chest mount or alternatively, the supplier has a limited supply available to rent.

Yes. All participants should be able to swim due to the grade 5 nature of the river. This tour also includes a cliff jump during the tour.

Yes. This tour is only suitable for those under 120kg. The tour operator reserves the right to refuse entry to those over 120kg.

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Tour Operator

Kaituna Cascades
1378 highway 29, Lower Kaimai, New Zealand