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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 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.

Month Date
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.

Limited spaces available, don't miss out.

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