The Motu River has its sources in the southern section of Raukumara Range located towards the south of Opotiki. The river then turns towards the east and cuts along the grand mountain ranges and finally falls into the Bay of Plenty. It is acclaimed as a major water body in the eastern sections of the North Island in New Zealand.
Motu in Moari depicts isolated or rather detached. Interestingly, the name relates to the district, which exists close to the source of the river, but remains unexplored due to the thick layer of the forest surrounding it.
Meandering through the rugged terrains of the Raukumara Ranges close to the Opotiki, the Motu River makes its way through the most remote locations of the country. This exceptionally unique water body is also highly appreciated for its pristine beauty. Since the river drifts through isolation, it remains unexplored in its further course too!
Once you move the challenging waves, you can feel the incredible strength of the whitewaters. The 100 km long rafting journey takes you along tumultuous Grade III and IV rapids. Teamed with the wonderful torrents, comes the spectacular natural scenery. Moreover, the remote virgin forests beside the Motu River are sure treat to your eyes!
The whitewaters are sure to stimulate you and leave you wanting for more! You can again choose to go on a camping trip as well. After you finish off with the days rafting, set up camps by the riverside and spend the beautiful evening beside the campfire. But, don’t forget to take some wine or beer and snacks along with you. So, get set and move on for that stimulating trip through the Motu River!