New Zealand Whitewater Rafting Rangitaiki River
The Rangitaiki River moves through the longest route in the Bay of Plenty zone. Drifting along New Zealand’s North Island region, the river moves across a wide area. The water body has its source in the northern section of Hawke Bay and meanders towards the eastern zone of the stunning Kaingaroa Forest. Measuring up to a length of around 155 km, the waterway moves along the town of Murupara and drifts near the western sections of the the Urewera National Park. Subsequently, the river again turns towards north and empties into the Bay of Plenty.
For all rafting fanatics, the Rangitaiki River brings in waves of Grade III and IV rapids. The bravura waterway, with its perfect mix of gentle waves and turbulent whitewaters, makes room for every possible rafting expedition. For all adventure-lovers the Rangitaiki River has lots to offer, as the waterway drifts through the panoramic Urewera ranges. Coupled with the rolling torrents comes the spectacular scenery by the riverside. While you move along the beautiful whitewaters, you can even catch a view of the striking pine forests and the rocky gorges decorated with lush greenery. What’s more, you are sure to be mesmerized by the stunning Aniwhenua Falls, a magnificent cascade descending through the rock walls.
Rafting on the Rangitaiki River is permitted only to rafters above the age of 14 and the weight to be carried on the boat should not exceed 120 kg. Moreover, additional knowledge in swimming is preferable. So, put on your helmet, wetsuit and shoes and paddle through the fascinating waters of the river. But, remember to take a few breaks between the gripping rides and relax on the captivating riverside and don’t forget to carry some food and drinks to keep you hydrated all through your delightful whitewater rafting voyage.