Stunning Mohaka River Rafting

Rafting the mighty Mohaka

Experience some of New Zealand’s best rafting on the fantastic Mohaka River in Hawke’s Bay. The Mohaka River offers rafting enthusiasts of all skill levels a great day out on the water, with Grade 2, 3 and 5 rapids providing gentle cruises through to heart-pumping thrill rides.

You’ll get the best rafting experience amongst some of New Zealand’s most stunning scenery. Join us for half day, full day or multi day trips. We look forward to sharing this amazing river with you.

Rafting adventures

Find the rafting adventure that suits you best below. Choose the grade of white water you’d like to experience, the location and let us know how many people will be joining you on your trip.

This scenic rafting trip takes you through gentle Grade 2 water with small rapids during this half day event. This trip is ideal for families who want a relaxing experience without the commitment of a full day trip

The Grade 3 trip on the Mohaka River is a full day event. This trip allows you to get out into New Zealand’s backcountry to experience fun whitewater and amazing scenery.

This is honestly one of New Zealand’s best whitewater runs. Technical rapids within amazing canyons – you need to be prepared to paddle strongly to make sure you keep the raft where it needs to be.

The upper Mohaka expeditions are our most popular. Discover beautiful native forest, clear water, and natural thermal hot springs surrounded by New Zealand’s unique geography. Unwind in a natural thermal bath.

Relax on the crystal clear waters of one of the most beautiful rivers in the world. Enjoy a scenic helicopter ride into wild New Zealand where your Mohaka Rafting guide will lead you exclusively into the untamed gorges of the Ngaruroro river.

Raft on the crystal clear waters of one of the most beautiful rivers in the world. Rafting guides will lead you into the untamed gorge of the lower Ngaruroro river. Drink cold water straight from a tumbling waterfall, between picturesque rapids inside an awesome continuous gorge surrounded by the Kaweka Forest Park.

We’re pleased to offer Cruise Ship passengers a package that helps them get into real New Zealand wild spaces. The day starts with a 40 minute Bus journey from the Napier I-Site following the old trails of Maori and the early settlers up into inland Hawke’s Bay

Why go rafting?

  • It’s a day filled with plenty of thrills and a chance to relax too.
  • You can share a special adventure with friends, family or colleagues.
  • You’ll get amongst some of New Zealand’s most spectacular scenery.
  • It’s really good exercise that you’ll enjoy doing.
  • It’s just a ton of fun.

Our location

You’ll find our home base about 40 minutes from Napier up State Highway 5 (The Thermal Explorer Highway). Once we get you kitted out for your rafting adventure, our guides will take you to the river.

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