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Mohaka Rafting

3408 State Highway 5 RD 2 | New Zealand, Napier 4182, New Zealand
+64 6-839 1808
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Ranked #4 of 36 Activities in Napier
Type: Bodies of Water, Adventure
Owner description: Mohaka Rafting is situated at Napier in Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand provides day and...
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Type: Bodies of Water, Adventure
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Owner description: 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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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

The three of us did the Grade 3/4 trip yesterday. Miss 12 was quite nervous in the lead up, but the crew quickly put us at ease. Very good value for money as it is a good 4+ hours on the river, all equipment is provided as well as a cuppa at the end and a cd of photos. Greg... More 

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alibry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Cliff jumping is optional, but so fun! There's low easy jumps, and higher more adventurous options. Rapids start out small and get bigger throughout the trip (grade 3). Stunning scenery and great guides. We can't wait to go back and try the grade 5 trip!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

My husband, 4 children and I recently did the Grade 2 trip with Norm as our guide. We were truly impressed with Norm's attentiveness to safety, and felt completely comfortable with him on the river. My children are ages 12, 10, 7 and 5, so this was really important to us. The kids loved the few rapids we hit (this... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Highly recommended. We had a blast. Great company and excellent guides made for a memorable weekend. Thanks guys Kelly & Darryn :)

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Our canoe club had its 40 anniversary gathering which included rafting with Norm's guides at Mohaka Rafting. Did the grade 3+ section from Bridget's to Waitere at moderate flow. What an excellent day - windy above but sheltered on the river. High points? lots of them! Professional and friendly service, fun and relaxed and competent. Stunning Hawke's Bay scenery, amazing... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

A grade 2 rafting trip down the Mohaka river provided a very relaxed fun filled journey - the pre rafting experience was all put together like clockwork with everyone given the necessary safety briefing before being fitted out with the necessary gear - fleece top, wetsuit, rubber boots, splash coat, life jacket and helmet - no way you could be... More 

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Incredible journey in the Grade 5 wonderland. Opening day 18th Oct 2014, an exceptional day out with a most professional team of guides that Norm is renowned for providing rafters with. We 3 friends joined nine others, including Joe “the stag” (somewhat poorly from the previous night out) on a day long journey through paradise. The Mighty Mohaka River is... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I looked long and hard for a Rafting Company in Hawkes Bay and Mohaka were above everyone else. I took a school group and changed the numbers attending many times, never was this a problem for them. They were excellent, a fantastic day and very professional. if your in the Bay give Norm a ring.

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

professional guide, felt very well taken care of. brought extra fleece and beanie for us in case we got cold. Guide was very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna, and even some geography stuff. Wish i had gone ahead and book a class 5 instead because I'd have been in good hands, no questions about that. LOVED everything about this... More 

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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We have done several raft trips in the US and abroad. I would rank Mohaka Rafting as one of the most professional. Our guide was superb with the raft and very informative about the geology and biology we were drifting pass. We took the Class 3 day trip as we did not know about Mohaka's abilities. Now I wish we... More 

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