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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.  

Below are the confirmed release dates for the 2021 - 2022 season.
We operate trips at 10.00am and 1.00pm on release days.

Month Date
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

 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.

Limited spaces available, don't miss out.

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