Rafting – Grade 3

Rafting on our Grade 3 river is fun for those 13 years and older. We make our way down the river with fully guided rafts.  The river is 16km long with many exciting rapids like the mighty O’Tutae, Chicane and Darryl’s Delight.  Along the way we might find a rock to jump off, we will see untouched primary forest.  You might see wild deer or goats alongside us, and trout in the river below.  Just remember if you splash expect to get splashed back!

What do I need?                     

Swimsuit or shorts and top to wear under a wetsuit.
Old sneakers / runners (they will get wet)
Towel
Personnel medication e.g. inhalers

 

What if I cannot swim?         

No real problem. Wetsuits and life jackets are provided. A full briefing is given. Be cautious and tell your qualified guide how you feel about the water.

 

Duration:                                   

Allow for a half day. i.e. 3 – 4 hours

Medical Conditions:               

Please inform the trip leader prior to departure should you know of any medical condition that may affect your ability to complete the adventure

 

Age Limit:                                  

Suitable for 13 and up

 

Glasses:                                     

Usually no problem - use a tie (e.g. a piece of string)

 

Cameras:                                   

Bring yours along, or we can arrange photos for you.

 

Disclosure of Risk:                  

All customers will be asked to sign a disclosure of risk form stating that they understand all outdoor activities have an element of risk.

 

Extremely important:            

We reserve the right to change the itinerary if weather conditions or river levels necessitate.

 

River Grading:                         

Grade 3     Rapids with fairly high waves (1-2 metres), broken water, stoppers, and strong eddies, exposed rocks and small falls. The passage may be difficult to recognise from the river and manoeuvring to negotiate the rapid is required.

 

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