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River Rats Raft & Kayak

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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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Wow! What a great ride

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Qld
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This was an extremely exhilarating rafting tour led by experienced guides (Matt and Josh) who made it a very fun and entertaining morning out. This trip included going over the 7m waterfall (the highest in the world for commercial tours) and was a mix of cruising down the river peacefully and hanging on for dear life as you fell through... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Unbelievable experience. Some girls in our group didn't want to do the grade 5 tour but it was the only one we could do on the day and we all loved it!! Our main man raffa was an awesome guide and explained every situation well! Not once did we not know what we had to do. Best money we spent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Went here on 4 Feb 2015. We were originally booked in for the grade3/4 full day trip however as there had been little rain (for NZ) we opted for the grade 5 trip. People don't be concerned about the grading. It's only grade 5 due to the 7m waterfall, the rest are grade 3/4. The boys are relaxed, thorough and... More 

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