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Family friendly scenic float on Te Awa Kairangi, Grade 2
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Family friendly scenic float on Te Awa Kairangi, Grade 2

By Wellington Rafting
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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Ages 4-100, max of 46 per group
Duration: 2h
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Live guide: English
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  • Wetsuits, booties, fleece top, splash top, helmet, life jacket, paddle
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
What's not included
  • Private transportation


Start:
  • 9 Jupiter Grove, Trentham, Upper Hutt 5018, New Zealand
    Meeting at our rafting base please follow the arrow signs to find our location.
Pickup details
  • Please see the other booking options for adding a pick-up to your booking. We can collect customers from Wellington train station (outside the front entrance on Bunny Street opposite McDonald's) or Upper Hutt train station. A returning shuttle service to your pick-up point will be provided at the end of your tour.
Additional pickup options
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
  • 9 Jupiter Grove, Trentham, Upper Hutt 5018, New Zealand
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 352460P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 46 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Family friendly scenic float on Te Awa Kairangi, Grade 2?
    Family friendly scenic float on Te Awa Kairangi, Grade 2 price starts from $134.76. Discover and book Family friendly scenic float on Te Awa Kairangi, Grade 2 on Tripadvisor
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    • Wellington Rafting
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      Joined in December 2020
    • donnat726
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
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      Had the most amazing experience! Traveling with 6 kids 18,17,16,15,15,12 each and every one of them loved it. Must do!!
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    • 4zombies
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    • nicolebQ3534DW
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The most amazing white water rafting tour
      Absolutely amazing guys!!!! We had the best time… the scenery was the most beautiful and breathtaking we have ever experienced. Hamish and his team were beyond helpful, friendly and knowledgeable… would 100% recommend this tour to everybody!!!! To experience untouched nature like this, we were very lucky!!! Thanks so much guys!! Wish you every success for the future… hopefully see you guys again… Nicole, Troy, Danielle and Holly
      Written 31 December 2023
    • 927francesh
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      Beautiful place to spend the day.
      Great day guys, thank you so much! Alot of fun mixed with plenty of excitement, Recommend to all! Thanks to Bruno our guide.
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    • Traveler35684920589
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience not far from Wellington City!
      We did the Grade 3 whitewater rafting trip which was very well organised, exciting and fun. We were provided with all the gear we needed and appropriate briefing etc. The route is just north of Upper Hutt and is stunning with plenty of exciting rapids and the staff made sure we had a great day out. Would highly recommend.
      Written 2 December 2023
    • Wrighthelen73
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Exhilarating
      This trip was such fun. The water was very fast when we went it was on the verge of being cancelled. Everyone fell in but all part of the fun. Felt in safe hands at all times.
      Written 19 November 2023
    • P5846YEscottb
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      Total fun day out!
      W.E. had such a great time, amazing scenery, plenty of information about the area, loved the rock jump, lunch was perfect. Hamish and his instructors are very experienced and made us feel welcome and safe throughout the trip. Heaps of nice warm gear provided. Wgtn Rafting team were the hosts with the most! Totally recommend this trip. W.E. want to do it again. Scotty Barr Whakatiki Engineering Ltd.
      Written 19 November 2023
    • alisT8771KU
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome ride!
      Awesome experience, would strongly recommend! You get about 3 hours on the water, with fun rapids the whole way down. Furthermore, the guides take the time to talk about the river, the forest and the wildlife you see in between the rapids. A great vibe throughout - Hamish and his team are the GOATs!
      Written 23 October 2023
    • Excursion08817684651
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      Raft & Craft
      TUMU Timbers Social Club from Hastings had Wellington Rafting as our away trip / activity. We had awesome guides who knew the river well, they were full of energy and positive vibes! We did the Raft & Craft combo and had a great time hanging out with Hamish and the team after the rafting was over! Beautiful surrounds and a safe experience. Highly recommend it to anyone considering rafting the Awa!
      Written 10 October 2023
    • BrigitnBradyNZ
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      Wicked rapids on the Awa!
      Awesome time on the Awa with our work social club. Wicked rapids (thanks to rain and snow on the Tararuas), scenery and informative guides. Exceeded all expectations!
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    • S4562UXrobertop
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      Great Rafting, Great Team, Great Fun
      Took my family on the whitewater tour on the Hutt River and we loved it! We were lucky to have the highest commercially viable flow in the river and it was awesome: the rapids were super fun (especially the naming ;)) and the scenery is just stunning. Big shout out to Hamish and the crew for having put up this operation from scratch: they are an extremely knowledgeable bunch and made sure everyone felt safe at all times. I would definitely recommend this as a team building activity. Also, rock jump in the river: highly recommended!
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    • natalieaO8359VL
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      Best activity ever!
      This activity was incredible and far exceeded our expectations. The guides were amazing, the views were breathtaking and the rafting was so much fun! Thank you so much to the team at Wellington Rafting for the best day we have had in a long time!!
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    • Y3922WYalexh
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      Epic Raft Trip
      What an epic day this was. Me and a group of our mates all booked in with the crew at Wellington Rafting crew. Was a little worried about the cold at first but with all the gear supplied we stayed super toasty and warm. The river was so epic and the scenery was pretty unreal with how much native NZ bush there was. Half way down we parked up and jumped off a massive rock maybe 7m hight. The crew also took a bunch of photos of us along the way Yummy Veg soup at the half way stop supplied. Would highly recommend this to anyone. Super kiwi and wholesome experience
      Written 15 August 2023
    • julietm513
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      The students loved it!
      Our Senior PE students had an amazing day with Hamish out on the river. He made sure we were all warm and well looked after. The rapids were exhilarating, the native bush and birdlife beautiful. The rock jumping, rapids, and challenges on the water made for a really great, fun day. Thank you so much, we will be back! - Samuel Marsden Collegiate school.
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    • Bcheesman2
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      Once in a Lifetime Adventure!
      I booked this adventure the night before on a whim. Best. Decision. Ever! It was winter and the temperature was in the 40s so I was the only one on the tour. Hamish was amazing and I could not have asked for a better, more knowledgeable guide. He even brought warm chicken noodle soup for our lunch time break. They were prepared with all the correct gear and I was toasty warm and felt completely safe the entire time. This was a once in a lifetime experience and you should not hesitate to book, even if it’s cold! You will not regret it! The guides are awesome and the scenery is breathtaking. Book now!
      Written 29 July 2023
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    Sian K
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2023 • Family
    I booked this trip for my son's 11th birthday and he loved it. It was a perfect trip for first time rafters like us and our guide was fantastic, teaching us how to raft safely and have fun. As a family, we all enjoyed it very much, particularly my son who jumped off the boulder and cliff again and again. Thanks to the team at Wellington rafting. Looking forward to receiving the photos!
    Written 27 September 2023
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    MisterEd518
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Couples
    This is a well organised and fun trip along the Hutt River. The setup is really good and the crew are experienced, knowledgeable and good fun.

    Bruno was our guide and was awesome

    Highly recommended for anyone wanting a couple of hours fun rafting 30 minutes out of Wellington
    Written 29 December 2023
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    I A
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Family
    We had such a great family adventure rafting with our great guide on the grade 2 rapids. The kids are 5 and 7 and had never been rafting before. The level is perfect for young kids, enough splash and bumping to be exciting but without being too scary! There are several rapids along the route and during the rest of the float the views are lovely. We also got the chance to jump from cliffs and swim in the refreshing water. I love rafting and it was such a lovely experience for us to do together!
    Written 6 December 2023
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    Rachel L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2023
    I've done both the grade 2 and 3 trips and will be back again for their canyoning in the future for sure. Hamish and his team of guides were excellent both time, great safety talk and commentary throughout the raft. Warm gear during a freezing day for my g2 and during my summer g3. Easy meeting point at the new workshop literally 2 min from the motorway on the way to upper hutt. Grade 2 would be great for families, non-confident swimmers and even the adrenalin junkies (5 and 3 metre jumping opportunities) and you get to swim in a waterfall. Grade 3 is definitely more physically demanding but soooooo much fun. great half day out.
    Written 25 April 2023
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    967emmay
    Wellington, New Zealand11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2022
    Jayden & Phoebe were so considerate and encouraging. Taking my son (11) for school holidays to give him a taster on the river. These incredibly personable and friendly guides went above and beyond to make our experience memorable. There was loads of laughs and we LOVED jumping off the rocks. Thank you for creating such a special day out. One which will be remembered forever. Thank you for going above and beyond for us... the hot raro! the speed races! the throwing off the boat! the photos! the floating! the support and teamwork to allow us do the high jump! You guys rock!!!
    Written 14 October 2022
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    Kia ora and thanks for such an awesome review! We had heaps of fun taking you and your son out on the river last week, we're really glad to hear you had a great day. We'd love to take you both out on the Grade 3 section and hope to see you again soon! Thanks, Phoebe, Jay, and all the team at Wellington Rafting
    Written 18 October 2022
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    Richard L
    London, UK22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2024 • Friends
    This was an incredible experience! Bruno and Morgan were very helpful and friendly and although the water was colder and I was pushed out of my comfort zone, it was fantastic and I'm glad we did it! I would recommend this to anyone!
    Written 2 February 2024
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    Sandra M
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2023
    Booked late by phone, but that wasn't a problem. John our guide was fantastic. He understood I was nervous and made sure I was OK throughout.
    Written 21 March 2023
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    Thanks for the review Sandra, Johns a legendary guide and stoked to hear you enjoyed the tour with him.
    Written 22 March 2023
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    Robert H
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023
    Had an awesome time on the Hutt River with Hamish this morning. Very kid friendly. We haven't laughed this much in ages. Highly recommend.
    Written 4 February 2023
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    Kate P
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2022
    A perfect way to introduce children to white water rafting, great balance of enough rapids to make it feel exciting while being not too scary. Kids loved jumping into the river with their wet suits on.
    Written 14 November 2022
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    Molly M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2022
    My friend and I had an amazing time with Hamish and his lovely daughter.

    We went during early spring and even though the water and the weather were cold, Hamish was well-prepared with plenty of warm gear for us!

    What an awesome activity to do not far from Wellington city.
    Written 8 October 2022
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    Kia ora and thank you for your review. We've been enjoying taking everyone out in the chilly weather recently and showing them the beautiful spring river vistas! Looking forward to seeing you again (maybe in summer for some warmer paddling days!), all the team at Wellington Rafting.
    Written 11 October 2022
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