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 most Sundays October to April), in order to release the water they have to shut down a hydroelectric power station.
Below are the confirmed release dates for the 2023 - 2024 season.
We operate trips at 10.00am and 1.00pm on release days.
|October 2022||Sunday 1, 15, 29|
|November 2022||Sunday 12, 26|
|December 2022||Sunday 10, 17, 24, 31|
|January 2023||Sunday 7, 14, 21, 28|
|February 2023||Sunday 4, 11, 25 Saturday & Sunday 17, 18 (Wairoa Extreme Race)|
|March 2023||Sunday 3, 10, 17, 24, 31|
|April 2023||Sunday 7, 14, 28|
Trips: 10am or 1pm (meet at river). (Flexibility for groups). Allow 3 hours in total.
Price: $169.00 per person (Valid to 30th of April 2024)
Group quotes on request.