Hi, I am now planning our New Zealand trip in December for me and my friend. The Kaituna grade 5 raft looks really fun, but we both don’t really know how to swim. Is it ok for us to do this one then ? Thanks a lot
The Kaituna River is a unique stretch of River, known as a pool-drop River.
It is our most popular trip as you get the excitement of the 14 rapids, including 3 waterfalls, without having to work too hard. The 7m waterfall, Tutea Falls, is also a major reason for clients wishing to experience this trip.
Although it provides full on action the rapids are less technically difficult so you can concentrate on having a good time, and enjoying being surrounded in native NZ bush in a deep gorge. Although it is rated as grade 5 for around 80% of the customers on this river it is their first time rafting.
The lifejacket will provide floatation so it is not essential to be able to swim.
From a customers point of view you need to paddle in time and hold on tight and be comfortable that around 1 boat in 20 will flip upside down at the main waterfall.
The waterfall and all the other major rapids run into calm water so there is time to get the boat upright and get everyone back in.
Minimum age limit 13 (children under 10 can join the trip at the halfway point)
You will spend around 45 -50 minutes on the water, all up you need allow 2 - 2 1/2 hours from the start time at our base.
The trip is $105 per person