The Hutt River travels along the southern section of the North Island in New Zealand. The water body moves southwest along a long track. The route includes the southern Tararua Range, measuring almost 56 km. The river then meanders along several fertile floodplains, which comprises of Kaitoke, Upper Hutt and Lower Hutt. The famous river has got its name from Sir William Hutt, the chairman of the celebrated New Zealand Company.
The put in of the waterway is the Kaitoke dam whereas the pull out is in the Te Maua. The Hutt River, with its several tumultuous rapids, brings ample excitement to all passionate rafters. Since several sections of the river are pretty calm, you can easily paddle through the entrancing waves. Some of the most significant rapids in the river include ‘Lip Rock’, ‘O Tutae’, ‘Darryl’s Delight’, and ‘Surfing USA’.
At several sections of the Hutt River, the riverbed looks quite swallow. Moreover, the river stands to be a braided river at numerous places. However, the river offers great volumes at other sections. In fact, the Lower Hutt is often flooded. This, on the other hand, makes the river appropriate for whitewater rafting.
Comprising of waves of Class III, the river is apt for both novice as well as experienced rafters.
While on a rafting expedition on the Hutt River, you get to enjoy the picturesque locales by the riverside as well. So, get ready and pack all your essentials and move off for your long-cherished trip. Take the plunge into the mesmerizing waters and feel your pulse rate soaring as you hit the turbulent waves. The enthralling whitewater rafting voyage is sure to remain as one of the most memorable events of your life.