The Whataroa River is located in West Coast zone of the South Island in New Zealand. The river initiates its journey in the Southern Alps and moves north and then again towards the northwest. Moving through the town of Whataroa, the river meets with the Tasman Sea. The water body is also fed by its numerous tributaries, namely the Perth River etc.
The Whataroa River is highly popular in the country for offering great options for whitewater rafting. One of the finest rafting destinations in the world, the river brings in awesome waves of Class IV. What’s more, Whataroa River is sometimes referred as the Grand Canyon of New Zealand! The river moves through towering granite gorges and runs along the biggest glacial ice-field in the country.
The waterway is pretty famous for its tremendous whitewaters; best suited for experts and experienced rafters. The marvelous expedition initiates with waters of Class III, however, as you move further in the expedition, you will get to meet waters of Class IV. Again, there are a few electrifying Class V rapids too, but they are very rare. The Whataroa River navigates through several canyons and is spotted with magnificent waterfalls. The rapids are indeed very enjoyable and the scenery is equally splendid. This entire situation makes the Whataroa River a truly great destination for rafting.
So, plan your trip now and grab all the exhilaration. The beautiful green waters greet you with open hands. Hence, make the move and explore the untamed river. Children above the age of 14 are only allowed in the trip, prior experience in the field is preferable, but not necessary. However, to embark on the breathtaking Whataroa River, you are supposed to be a competent swimmer too!