Come an experience one of the most exciting white water rivers in New Zealand with an exhilarating rafting expedition on the Grade 5 Wairoa River.
This river is a must do on your adventure experience while you are in the North Island and is the mecca of Grade 5 white water rafting.
The Wairoa River boasts pure adrenaline gorges, turbulent rapids and breathtaking drops further adding to the excitement of the white water action.
Only a select few get the opportunity to experience this amazing river at its finest as it can only be accessed 26 times a year and gets booked out early. Book now and be one of the lucky few that get to conquer this awesome river.
Come and experience what has to be New Zealand's most intense white water action - A bucket list must do!
Location: The meet point is 1441, State Highway 29, Lower Kaimais, Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty. 1 Hour drive from Rotorua. Please contact operator for transport options or meet on time at our river base.
About Wet n Wild: Wet n Wild has been safely operating rafting trips in New Zealand for 30 years. All guides are highly experienced and licensed for the rivers they operate, we pride ourselves on being firmly focused on customer safety and service
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Thanks Kelly, so glad you guys experienced the Wairoa with WetnWild rafting! We loved rafting you guys down this amazing river :-)
Thanks for your review Dina! Hope to see you back again another time..once is never enough!!
Hi again Christina Firstly thanks for rafting with us on the Wairoa! Also, for taking the time to give feedback. You are right, this river is very exciting and action packed! Its important for others reading your review to be aware Grade 5 rivers such as the Wairoa are not comparable to Grade 5 in the USA. I have rafted many Grade 5 in USA and they are not as technical and dont have the big drops that the Wairoa has. You cannot be complacent on this river. This is why we get people to tuck their heads and sit down (as all rafting companies do). Safety is the priority and this practice reduces broken noses, head clashes etc, and minimises the risk of flipping! Apologies if the instructions come across as 'gruff'. We have to yell over the noise of the whitewater . We only get grumpy if people don't listen and follow the safety precautions! This put other customers (and yourself) at risk of injury. So after firm reminders, getting gruff tends to get the desired reaction! We need customers to do what is asked, for their safety and the safety of their fellow rafters, its not a fairground ride :-)
Hi Chris, We are sorry that you felt Pete came across as being too stern about safety. The Wairoa is a grade 5 with some gnarly, technical rapids. Its super important that customers listen to the guide and do what they are asked, when they are asked. Even if they have done this river before, as you had, it cant be understated. If the guides note people are not responding to instructions, they need to ensure that is sorted. Then everyone can have fun!
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