I talked my partner into trying rafting and we opted for the half day raft. It was cold and raining but we were warm and felt quite safe in all of our gear - a fleece, wetsuit, spray jacket, life jacket, helmut and dive boots. The staff are awesome and the owner lady gave us a free photo DVD for our honeymoon as well as detailed directions to other attractions. Matt our guide was really friendly and inspired confidence, his directions were clear and he made the whole experience really good fun. We did grade three rapids which were choice, now I want to do bigger! Half way through we walked up another river, climbed a cliff then jumped off a waterfall which was wicked! The rival company don't do this. They seem to sense when you're a bit cold and thirsty and pass around hot chocolate and chocy fish on the raft. Back at the base you get a beer and hot dog as well as a hot shower. It's well thought out, safety concious and heaps of fun! We'll be back as soon as our daughter is old enough to join in!
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