Rafting down the Wairoa River near the McLaren Falls Reserve, less than a two-hour drive from Taupo, will allow you to get your adrenaline fix in class 5 rapids!
This is it, Rafting New Zealand's most extreme rafting trip! The segment of the Wairoa River you'll challenge is less than a two-hour drive from the crew's center in Taupo, from where you'll be taken to the McLaren Falls Reserve.
This rafting trip will provide you an amazing experience. Filled with amazing rapids, many of which have been baptized, like Roller Coaster, Devils Elbow, and Mother's Nightmare, you'll feel the adrenaline flowing throughout the downriver descent.
This is the way to go if you are done with mild rafting trips and you're ready for the real thing!
2017 – 2018 available dates:
Oct.: 1st, 15th, 29th
Nov.: 12th, 26th
Dec.: 10th, 17th, 31st
Jan.: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
Feb.: 4th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 25th
Mar.: 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
Apr.: 8th, 15th, 22nd
The Wairoa River rafting experience delivers a truly thrilling river trip, providing an action-packed, class 5 journey that is unique to Wairoa. Rafting through rapids such as the Roller Coaster, Devils Elbow, and “Mothers Nightmare is sure to take your breath away.
After meeting with the crew, you'll drive around 2 hours to the river.
The activity will take 1½ hours on the water, however, allow 4 hours for the trip.
All participants must be able to swim. Minors must be accompanied by an adult in a 1:1 ratio.