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Address: 391 State Highway 33, Mourea 3074, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-345 6543
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Description: River Rats have been offering quality adventures for over 30 years...
River Rats have been offering quality adventures for over 30 years. There’s something for everyone, from a gentle grade 2 scenic raft trip suitable for participants as young as 5 years old, through to full on grade 5 action featuring the world's highest commercially rafted waterfall. Kayaking is available as freedom hire or a guided tour. Paddle the local lakes to a secluded beach or enjoy a hot water swim only accessible by boat.
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So much fun! Wish it was longer!

We were picked up on time from our hotel transferred to the office. Got fitted with our gear and we were off. The bus ride out to the drop off point was the best opportunity for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Harris1979
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

We were picked up on time from our hotel transferred to the office. Got fitted with our gear and we were off. The bus ride out to the drop off point was the best opportunity for the safely talk. I felt very nervous but after the briefing on the bus felt much more at ease. Once we were dropped off... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I went with 3 friends and this was so fun. I can not recommend this enough. It was amazing and the drop was the best part. Great people!

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Elizabeth, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

What a wonderful workout my husband and I had, kayaking with the River Rats. We had a very patient young man (Limpy, I think) teach us the basics of the sport through doing it. Little did I know how quickly I could form blisters on your thumbs. We're both in our 60's and not horribly fit, so the trip to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

What a great experience my wife and I had with River Rats. Josh, our 'skipper', was a lot of fun, as were all the operators. At the same time, they took safety very seriously and took a lot of time and effort to ensure that this would be a memorable and safe ride. I recommend River Rats wholeheartedly - just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This was my wife's & my first time rafting, & we had an absolute blast. Josh was our guide, & not only was he extremely knowledgeable & gave great directions, but he was hilarious as well. We went over several falls, including a 7m drop, & we were able to stay upright each time. Josh also gave us the option... More 

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Villeneuve-le-Roi, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

unique thrills in a breathtaking landscape. A monitor team very friendly and welcoming that make us spend a great time !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We were recommended the grade 5 trip with the 7m waterfall by a friend. Was petrified about the falls having no previous rafting experience but our guides were very professional and made me feel very safe! Our guide was also had a great sense of humor and made everyone feel involved! Will definitely be recommending this trip to everyone I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Josh you were amazing!!!! Took me mom for this trip, despite being mildly concerned about a 50y/o on a white water raft we all had a blast. Took a few rapids without the raft and it was great. Quality and experienced staff hell bent on dunking you in water, best rapids I've done for a while.

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

So much fun led by great guides. Very safe and great thrills. I hadn't been rafting before and was hesitant to do grade 5, but absolutely loved it, the guides are so good that made it. it Fully recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We had a fantastic time kayaking Lake Rotoiti to the hot pools. Our Guide Lynford was really great. He shared his knowledge with us about the local flora and fauna and was a fun professional guide. I would highly recommend this experience. It was the perfect day.

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