Frequently Asked Questions

Can I still go white water rafting if I can’t swim?

It is possible to go on some of Raftabout’s white water rafting trips even if you can’t swim, but it important that you let your rafting guide aware of this issue before you commence your rafting experience.

What is the minimum age for white water rafting and sledging?

A minimum physical size is required for rafting and sledging. The minimum age for rafting is 13 years (with some exceptions) and for sledging is 15 years, however we reserve the right to refuse to raft older children should we consider their build to be too slight.

What should I wear?

We provide all the gear: wetsuit, fleece, spray jacket, buoyancy aid, wetsuit booties and helmet. You need to bring your swimsuit to wear under the wetsuit and a towel for afterwards.

Are the activities safe?

The sports of White Water Rafting, White Water Sledging and Kayaking carry with them some degree of risk, increasing with the grade of rapids to both the person and property. Occasionally rafts or kayaks do turnover and people occasionally swim. At any time prior to commencing the rafting, sledging or kayaking trip on the water you may elect not to undertake the activity, however, in some situations once the raft, sledge or kayak trip has begun, you may be committed to remain with it until completion. Because of these factors, Rotorua Adventures cannot guarantee your safety and you must expressly agree to assume the risk of injury or damage while participating in the activity.

  • You must be the appropriate age for the river or lake being rafted, Sledged or Kayaked (if unsure please ask staff).
  • You must be¬†physically fit and have no condition or injury that could be affected by the activity or preclude you from undertaking in the activity safely.
  • You must not have any physical or mental impediment that would or could impose an unnecessary risk in the event of an emergency.

If you are unsure with regards to any of the above points, please contact us to discuss the matters further.