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Wairoa Experience

Grade 5

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.

Ultimate Experience

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.  

Confirmed release dates for the 2020 - 2021 season will be released by the power company around mid July and posted below. Please feel free to contact us if you would like us to email the release dates when they become available.
We operate trips at 10.00am and 1.00pm on release days.

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 2021)

Group quotes on request.

Limited spaces available, don't miss out.

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COVID-19:

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.

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