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.
The Following are the confirmed release dates for the 2019 - 2020 season
We operate trips at 10.00am and 1.00pm on release days.
2019 September 29th, October 13th & 27th, November 10th & 24th,
December 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th
2020 January 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th, February 2nd, 9th, 15th, 16th & 23rd,
March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th, April 5th & 19th, May 3rd.
Price: $149.00 per person (Valid to 31st of May 2020)
Group quotes on request.