The Wairoa River is one of the most significant water bodies in New Zealand. Located towards the right of the State Highway 29, in the midst of the Matamata and Tauranga River, this waterway is a real wonder of nature! The river is hydro-controlled and is released for only 26 days a year. Since the river, at certain times of the year, sports excellent volume, it creates the most turbulent waves perfectly suited for exhilarating whitewater rafting expedition!
Wairoa brings in several remarkable rapids with the name of “Mother’s Nightmare”, “Devil’s Hole” and “Roller Coaster”. Tumultuous waves of Grade V in the river offer all the rafters the opportunity to ride through the thrilling whitewaters and electrifying torrents. With all the whitewater action come the wonderful rocky gorge and the lush vegetation. While you cut along the wild torrents, spare a view at the breathtaking locations by the riverside. The spectacular locales will surely mesmerize you!
The thrilling waves of the Wairoa River will take you aback and free your spirits. Moving through the enticing waves, you can sense your adrenalin rushing. As the waterway brings in waves of extreme levels, it is advisable to have prior knowledge in the field of rafting. The age limit for rafting is 14 years and knowledge in swimming is a must. Moreover, you must be physically fit.
So, get prepared to move through the magnificent waters and grab all the fun and excitement. Feel the incredible strength of the awesome whitewaters and swim through the maddening action of the Wairoa River. But, don’t forget to carry all your necessary belongings. You can take along some energizing snacks and drinks as well. The enlivening trip on the Wairoa River will indeed turn out to be a memorable expedition of your life!