It is possible to go on some of Raftabout’s white water rafting trips even if you can’t swim, but it is important that you let us know at the time of booking and advise your guide before you commence your rafting experience.
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.
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.
Go Pro’s can only be used with a chest mount and it is at your own risk. We would recommend backing up any files you have just in case.
Small waterproof cameras may be able to be used if they can be safely clipped to your life jacket so they will not hurt you or anyone else.
Please check with your guide before the trip.
White Water Rafting, White Water Sledging and Kayaking all carry 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.
If you are unsure with regards to any of the above points, please contact us to discuss the matters further.
New Zealand is currently at alert level 2.
At this level 1metre social distancing is required between groups including clients and our staff.
At this level we are able to operate with some additional precautions.
Our office is staffed so please CONTACT US by phone or email if you have any queries.
Please stay safe and we look forward to seeing you.