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River Rats Raft & Kayak
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: River Rats have been offering quality adventures for over 35 years. There’s something for everyone, from a gentle grade 2 scenic raft trip suitable for participants as young as 5 years old, through to full on grade 5 action featuring the world's highest commercially rafted waterfall. Kayaking is available as freedom hire or a guided tour. Paddle the local lakes to a secluded beach or enjoy a hot water swim only accessible by boat.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We went rafting in May that means the rivers are full and there is a stronger current as in summer.
It also means that some of the river are to dangerous for beginners and we could just choose one river.
Normally it is a river level 3 but at that time we were told it had level 4-5.

It was really fun to go through all the rapids and we felt always safe thanks to our guide. There were also slower parts which we used to have a snack.

It's really fun and even children can do it.

Thank Kenneth S
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"great fun"
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"amazing experience"
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"new zealand"
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"safety briefing"
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"comfort zone"
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"great photos"
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"these guys"
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"adrenaline rush"
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"a lot of fun"
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"beautiful scenery"
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great trip, picked up from the hanger and kitted out with everything needed to keep dry and warm including dry sacks for our stuff. Great instruciton on how to kayak and steer across the lake. Arrived at a secluded private beach on the opposite side of the lake with amazing hot pools; we had about an hour and a half to enjoy these and swimming in the lake while our guide cooked a bbq dinner. After some great food, we headed back as the sun set and went into some glow worm caves which were great, lots of spiders though!

Thank Laurenrhayes
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Picked up at hotel and taken to River Rats HQ for safety briefing and changing into wetsuits. More safety briefings on 20min drive to river. 2 rafts of 4 plus guide launched. After guide in kayak as support and a photographer on shore.
There's a couple of smaller waterfalls, but neither prepare you for the big 7metre one! Hold on tight!!
All guys were fun and professional and made us feel safe and secure through the whole trip, even when we capsized.
Photos were great.

Thank NeilandSal2017
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Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We had a great time rafting today with Ricky. He was a great guide and obviously very experienced and knowledgeable. Couldn't fault the trip. Thanks.

Thank Mel C
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We were very lucky to have such a nice day to do this trip, and honestly I couldn't have asked for more. Such a brilliant river, with beautiful drops and trees around. My girlfriend was very tentative about this trip, as she isn't a big water person. But she came away loving what we did. The guides were just awesome and we were greeted warmly in reception by the manager. We flipped the boat coming down the waterfall, which sounds bad, but was all part of the fun and once you experience it, I'm certain you'll agree! Thank you everyone involved!

Thank Jewell1995
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