White Water Rafting Trip – Wairoa – Matamata – 1 person – This is ‘the one the locals love’ and it’s recognised worldwide for its rafting value. The most technical of the trips we offer, the Wairoa courses through a stunning rock and tree lined gorge. The trip combines turbulent rapids with exciting drops to produce top white water action. This hydro-controlled river is only released 26 days per year.(selected Sundays from September to May). Just over two hours drive away from Auckland, between Matamata and Tauranga on State Highway 29. River Rats have been offering quality rafting for over 25 years and pride themselves on their safety first culture and an attention to detail. All trips include wetsuits, wetsuit boots, helmets & life jackets. Fleece tops and sprayjackets are available subject to temperatures on the day. Rafters need to bring a swim suit and a towel. Enjoy the thrill of one of New Zealand’s best Whitewater rafting trips on the Wairoa River in New Zealand's central North Island. Located just 2 ¼ hours from Auckland, this is one the locals love and it is recognised worldwide for it's rafting value. This fantastic rafting adventure offers a stunning rock and tree lined gorge that combines turbulent rapids with exciting drops to produce top White water action. A hydro-controlled river, this rafting trip is only available 26 days a year so get in quick! The Wairoa Grade 5 is suitable for all active people aged 13 years and over. Trips are subject to minimum numbers, water levels and weather conditions. Suitable for all active people 13 years and over. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended minimum weight limit 40kg, Maximum 125kg.