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Address: 3408 State Highway 5 | 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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Our Favorite Raft Trip

Four of us took the Grade 3 Whitewater Plunge. Norm, the owner, was our guide. He did a great job of explaining what we would be doing on the water including what to do if any... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2016
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Four of us took the Grade 3 Whitewater Plunge. Norm, the owner, was our guide. He did a great job of explaining what we would be doing on the water including what to do if any problems arose. He explained the geology and the birds we saw on the trip. We were encouraged to get into the water on several... More 

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

Thanks for the review. It is great to get feed back good or bad. But really good to get the good ones. Its great that you enjoyed the trip. Hope to see you back one day for the grade 5. All the best and thanks for rafting with us. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

This was a wonderful experience. Added to the beautiful scenery was the excellent knowledge of the area of our gregarious guide - congrats Nick. Not to taxing so isfun for the kids, the parents and the grandparents

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

Thanks for the review. The Mohaka Grade 2 trip is certainly great for the kids and those wishing to relax. Hope to see you back and we can get Nick to show you some great rapids. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

We had a great time on the river with a experience guide that was a library of information about the river and lands. He happened to assist in teh rivers seens in teh Hobbit so we enjoyed the stories of making teh movie and the cast

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

Hi. Thanks for the review. By the sounds of your comments you were on our grade 2 float trip. Glad you enjoyed the trip. Hope to see you back on one of the bigger trips More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Had the most amazing day with skilled and hilarious guide, I would highly recommend to anyone wanting a thrilling fun experience. Great day in the sunshine jumping of rocks, getting adrenaline pumping in the rapids. Would do again ten out of ten!

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

Thanks for the review. Yes the grade 5 is a special place and I am thankfull for some great guides to run it. Great that you enjoyed the run. Come back and see s some time - try some high water one day. All the best. Norm More 

Hope Island, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

February was the perfect time of year to do this activity. The weather was fantastic and water temperature was fresh, but not cold. Gwyn was a fantastic guide, very informative about the local area, culture, wild life and geology. Grade 3 was just right, fun going over the rapids and loved floating peacefully down the river. Photos were included in... More 

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

Hi. Thanks for the review. Its always great to get feed back. The river is certainly exceptional. I will make sure Gwyn gets to see your report. Thanks again for coming with us. Regards Norm More 

Hope Island, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

February is the most perfect time of year to experience white water rafting down the Mohaka River. My daughter and I had a wonderful time together. It was peaceful, exciting and learnt more about the local wild life, geology and Maori culture with Gwyn our guide. Top marks for Mohaka Rafting. Thank you for making it such a special day... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Wish I signed up for the Grade 5 one instead. Guide "Yak" was great. He kept us safe and engaged. The cliff jumping was great, but the walk into the old mining cave with the creeping spiders was not!

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

Hi, Thanks for your review. Great that you enjoyed the rafting. I am sorry that the Gold Mine visit took the shine off the trip. The Weta's can look little gross to some people and intrigue others. More 

Napier, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

This company offer river rafting trips to all levels of thrill seekers from a leisurely float down the river navigating grade 2 rapids to a half day trip navigating grade 3 or a full on thrill ride navigating up to grade 5. They are very careful to maintain safety of everyone on board and ensure that everyone has FUN. we... More 

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

Thanks for the review. It is truly a great trip on an awesome river. Thanks for those words. Hope to see you back. More 

Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

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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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 January 25, 2016 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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