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Mohaka Rafting

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Address: 3408 State Highway 5 RD 2 | New Zealand, Napier 4182, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 6-839 1808
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Mohaka Rafting is situated at Napier in Hawkes Bay, North Island, New...

Mohaka Rafting is situated at Napier in Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand provides day and multi-day trips on grade 2, 3, and Grade 5 water. Grade 2 is for young families. The full day grade 3 is our most popular trip - cliff jumps, gorges, and canyons, visit a gold mine and swim rapids in a full day adventure. The Grade 5 is for serious rafters. All have awesome scenery. Rafting expeditions; Helicopter in - raft out through the Kaweka Forest Park over 3 or 4 days. Camp at thermal pools, float, swim, cliff jump, or sit back and relax your way back to our base.

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We were a group of seven people on a grade five rafting trip. We found the whole experience really great from start to finish. Our guides were very professional and knew a lot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Part of a cruise ship excursion so we rafted down a gentle portion of the Mohaka River. Great scenery as we floated down the canyon. The rafting was too strenuous. Most people could do the work (if you can get in and out of the raft). Pictures were taken along the way which were available for purchase.

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Thank dbinhou7511
Norm B, Owner at Mohaka Rafting, responded to this review

Thanks for coming rafting with us. Yes you are correct the trip is not strenuous. The section we use for cruise ship clients is designed for young families with a minimum age of 5 years. Unfortunately the shis are not in port long enough for us to raft our most spectacular trips. The cruise package allows visitors to get out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of seven people on a grade five rafting trip. We found the whole experience really great from start to finish. Our guides were very professional and knew a lot about the area. Highly recommended, we will be back. Thanks team !

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Norm B, Owner at Mohaka Rafting, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Great that you enjoyed the day. As the guides have found out, there is always something new and river flowers alter things continually. Hope to see you back. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic day at Mohaka Rafting. Excellent, professional service with very accommodating staff. Highly recommended!

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Norm B, Owner at Mohaka Rafting, responded to this review

Hi Jessica, Thanks for the comments. Always great to know we have got things right. The guides love feed back and are always on the lookout for ways to improve the experience. I have them to thank so will pass your words on. Thanks again Norm More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family had the most wonderful time on the cruise ship day tour white water rafting tour run by Mohaka Rafting! The guides were waiting for us at the Napier i-Site and then transported us to the base camp. We were fitted out with all the equipment required. The rafting was fun. We rafted the Grade 2 water way...however the... More 

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Norm B, Owner at Mohaka Rafting, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for the review. Great that you enjoyed the trip and thanks for letting others know. The guides enjoy the feed back as do I. Hope to see you on the grade 3 or grade 5 one day. All the best. Norm More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked this rafting trip for the day the cruise ship landed. Great experience. Down to earth operator. Guide was very knowledgable and kept everyone safe. Grade two rapids are pretty easy but only option in the time allowed. Ideal for family wanting a relaxing look at another side of New Zealand.

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Norm B, Owner at Mohaka Rafting, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Neil. Always good to get information on our trips. It is a pity that we can not get you out on the bigger grades, perhaps next time you are in New Zealand. But, as you say, it is a great day our for those wanting to relax. Thanks for coming with us. All the best, Norm More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing day. Everything was well organised and the leaders were top guys. Would highly recommend grade 3 to anyone the has never been down rapids before. P.S John is the best leader (hes Canadian not American) but difference :D cheers mohaka and see you next year!

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Norm B, Owner at Mohaka Rafting, responded to this review

Hi. Thanks for the review. Always great to get feed back and let others know what a trip is like. Yes, the grade 3 is a great beginner and or just a great "fun run" we can make it what the guests wish. Thanks again and I will let Jon know. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The entire crew, and people we met were amazing! Our guide David was so knowledgable about the area and took really good care of us through the rapids, and admittedly did quite a bit of the rafting work too. The options to do cliff jumping into the Mohaka River, twice was super fun. We were also lucky enough to be... More 

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Norm B, Owner at Mohaka Rafting, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Could not put the trip descriptions better. Great that people agree with us. I will let Dave know of your review. Thanks again have a great holiday. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the best cruise ship excursion package, I booked online with Mohaka Rafting. We were taken in for a stunning scenic rafting for about 2+ hrs with entire family enjoying thoroughly. The lunch organised at Mohaka office was a wholesome nice lunch.

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Norm B, Owner at Mohaka Rafting, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for the review. Its great to hear that people enjoy their trip. Hope to see you back for a grade 3 or 5 when you are back in New Zealand. Hope you had a great cruise. Regards Norm More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife wanted to do this as a Family for her Birthday. All in all an absolutely fantastic, safe and comfortable Day out was had by all, our guides were knowleagable and made it a fun and interesting throughout, and it was good value for money. We did G3 as our 15 YO Daughter was a little nervous, and at... More 

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Norm B, Owner at Mohaka Rafting, responded to this review

Hi thanks for the review. The grade 3 is a great section for those that are unsure of rafting. Its great that all enjoyed themselves. Hope to see you back for the Big One one day. Norm More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The other day we went white water rafting on mohaka river doing the highest grade possible on that river, grade 4/5. as we were rafting we had a safety kayak and he is called yak who was in front of us the whole time going through the tough rapids so we would know what it looked like and if it... More 

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Norm B, Owner at Mohaka Rafting, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Great that you enjoyed the trip. Safty boaters are indeed interesting people and Yak is no exception. Hope to see you again. Norm More 

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