Ride the powerful rushing waters released from Ruahihi Power station dam on the mighty Wairoa River. This is the best rafting in the Bay of Plenty region and a must do over the summer season.
Age Limit: 13 years (conditions apply) and must fit safety equipment.
Weight Limit: Recommended minimum of 40kg and maximum of 125kg
Equipment: We provide wetsuits, fleeces, splash jackets, booties, buoyancy aids, and helmets.
Transport: From Rotorua central may be available on request but is subject to availability.
Wairoa Release Dates:The Wairoa is a dam-release river that only runs 26 days a year (usually selected Sundays September to May), in order to release the water they have to shut down a hydroelectric power station.
Below are the confirmed release dates for the 2021 - 2022 season.
We operate trips at 10.00am and 1.00pm on release days.
|October 2021||Sunday 3, 17, 31|
|November 2021||Sunday 14, 28|
|December 2021||Sunday 5, 12 19, 26|
|January 2022||Sunday 2, 9, 16, 23, 30|
|February 2022||Sunday 6, 13, 20, 27|
|March 2022||Saturday 5 and Sunday 6
Sunday 13, 20, 27
|April 2022||Sunday 3, 17|
|May 2022||Sunday 1|
Trips: 10am or 1pm (meet at river). (Flexibility for groups). Allow 3 hours in total.
Price: $149.00 per person (Valid to 31st of May 2022)
Group quotes on request.