Whitewater Rafting Tour on Te Awa Kairangi - Grade 3

Meals included
Fitness level high
Intensity level high
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Highlights & inclusions

Whitewater rafting wilderness adventure on Te Awa Kairangi
Test your skills on challenging Grade 3 rapids
Guided whitewater rafting wilderness adventure
Exciting rapids surrounded by beautiful native bush
Transport to and from collection point
Lunch and hot beverage included

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Thu, Jun 13, 2024

What you can expect

Explore the pristine wilderness on a whitewater rafting adventure down the mighty Te Awa Kairangi/Hutt River Gorge. Paddle down 10km of exciting Grade 3 rapids while taking in the natural beauty of New Zealand’s native flora and fauna with expert guides leading the way. More experienced white water rafting enthusiasts may opt for an inflatable kayak for two for an extra dose of adrenaline.

The Wellington whitewater rafting adventure includes light refreshments and a hot beverage to warm you up in the cooler months. If you’re looking for an extraordinary experience to share with your family or friends, this epic rafting tour is sure to leave you with unforgettable memories. Tours are available all year round with two departures daily.


What you need to know

  • Guided whitewater rafting tour on Grade 3 rapids
  • Lunch and hot drink
  • Transport to and from the collection point
  • Whitewater rafting on Te Awa Kairangi
  • Exciting rapids
  • Beautiful native bush
  • Guided whitewater rafting tour, Grade 3 rapids
  • Lunch and hot drink
  • Transport to and from collection point
  • This river trip is between 2.5 - 4 hours depending on river flow on the day
  • Tours start at 9am and 2pm
  • This experience takes place on Te Awa Kairangi, between Kaitoke Regional Park and Te Marua, Hutt Valley, Wellington.
Departure Location
  • This experience departs from our base of operations at 3/9a Jupiter Grove, Trentham, Upper Hutt 5018. We can arrange a pick-up from Wellington CBD for $75 per person return, or from Upper Hutt train station for $20 per person return.
What To Bring
  • Towel
  • Warm change of clothing
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
Additional Information
  • Please contact us to reschedule your trip, we will do our best to accommodate you
  • Please contact us to change participants, we will do our best to accommodate you
  • Minimum number of clients per trip is four; please contact us if you have fewer individuals to book as we may be able to add you to a booking
  • Please contact us regarding bookings for large groups to ensure availability
  • Spectators can farewell and welcome travelers at the beginning and end of the trip, but no viewing is available during the tour
  • The river flow is dependent on rainfall, so previous weather may influence the trip
  • In the event that the river flow is too low, we will be unable to raft. If the river flow is too high. We will let you know if the conditions on the day are not suitable
  • River tours run all year round (even during winter rain) - you'll be warm in our river gear regardless of the weather
  • This experience is not wheelchair or stroller accessible
Terms And Conditions
  • Please let us know of any dietary restrictions for the refreshments
  • Children must be at least 10 years old to participate in a rafting or guided duckie trip, or at least 13 years old for a solo duckie trip
  • Please let us know of any medical conditions that may affect your trip
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems, heart problems, or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers. Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • As the river flow is rain-dependent, we may have to cancel due to weather conditions
  • If the trip doesn't meet the minimum client numbers, we may have to reschedule the trip to meet the minimum client numbers
Cancellation Policy
  • Change your booking up to 24 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 24 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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