Start your white-water river-rafting adventure with hotel pickup in Rotorua. After transferring to the rafting base and the Rangitaiki River, you’re fitted with a life jacket, safety helmet, and wetsuit along with booties, a weather-dependent polar fleece top, and spray jacket.
Before launching into the water, you’ll receive a safety training that includes paddling instruction and commands, as good teamwork is required to run the mostly Grade III (and one Grade IV) river rapids—suitable for anyone who is physically active.
Paddle past sheer rock walls surrounded by a plantation forest, and be rewarded with a section of flat water around the midpoint of your whitewater rafting, where you can relax. Take in the epic New Zealand scenery, chat with your river guide and dip in for a swim if you’d like.
Your white-water expedition includes lunch and a hot shower at the base before you’re returned to your Rotorua hotel.