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Wairoa River White Water Rafting - Grade 5 - From Rotorua


  • Adrenaline pumping grade 5 white water rafting
  • Take on "Mother's Nightmare" "The Rollercoaster" "Devils Cauldron" "Bottom Drop" and "The Waterfall"
  • Lunch and refreshments included

Take on the mighty Wairoa River in an adrenaline pumping rafting expedition you'll never forget! Raft the challenging and intense boulder gardens & waterfalls of the Grade 5 Wairoa River including some of NZ's finest whitewater rapids like the 'Rollercoaster' 'Mothers Nightmare' and the 'Waterfall'.

What's Included?

  • White water rafting adventure
  • All training and equipment
  • A small lunch and refreshments
  • Round-trip transport from Rotorua (morning session only)
  • Experienced, skilled and entertaining guides

Take on the mighty Wairoa River in an adrenaline pumping rafting expedition you'll never forget!

The Grade 5 Wairoa River is renowned for having some of the best white water action in New Zealand. This tour will run the whole of the river including the bottom three rapids and the lower waterfall.

Hold on for dear life as you tackle 'Mothers Nightmare' which has a technical grade 4 rock garden, closely followed by a tight 2 metre drop.

Experience the thrill of 'The Rollercoaster' - consisting of the aptly named 'Devils Cauldron' and the breathtaking 'Bottom Drop'.

Feel the rush of 'The Waterfall' which has an awesome 3 metre drop into a churning pool of white water through the Wairoa Rivers boulder-strewn rock canyon.

Topped off with a small lunch and refreshments at the river, this is an epic once in a lifetime adventure.

Session Length

  • 1.5 - 2 hours of white water rafting
  • Please allow five hours in total for this experience
  • Trips are ONLY run on Sundays during the summer months & selected Sundays until early May
  • Morning sessions available, with Rotorua transfers available departing Rotorua at 8.30am
  • Tour meets at 9.30am


  • A reasonable level of fitness is required as this is a challenging river
  • Participants must be 13 years of age or older
  • Not suitable for pregnant women
  • Max recommended weight is 120 kg's (or around 250 pounds)
  • Not recommended for non swimmers


  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

A minimum of 4 participants is required for trips to run. A total of 6 participants fit in each raft, along with their expert guide. Up to 30 people can be accommodated.


This rafting experience is not affected by the weather. Rare events in which extensive rainfall is received in the catchment, flooding can occur, and the river can become too high to commercially raft.

Dress Code

Please bring a towel, swimwear and warm, dry clothes for after your raft.

Other Info

All guides are handpicked, highly skilled professionals that come from an extreme whitewater background in Kayaking and Rafting.

The Wairoa River is located about one hours drive from Rotorua or 20 mins from Tauranga.

For 1 person
$150 each
$150 each

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