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Black Water Rafting Waitomo Caves Tour

Go Waitomo black-water rafting (cave tubing) for a memorable adventure in the Waitomo Caves. Choose a 3-hour Labyrinth experience that takes you floating underground on an inner tube, including a small waterfall jump. Or upgrade to the 5-hour Black Abyss for an exhilarating abseil (rappel) down limestone walls; instruction and equipment included. The resident glowworms, stalactites and stalagmites will amaze you! Finish with a hot shower, soup and bagel.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Queenstown Kawarau River White Water Rafting

This Queenstown rafting trip on the Kawarau River takes you on a thrilling ride over Class II and III white-water rapids. You’ll learn paddling techniques from an expert river guide who leads you down the scenic river, which drains Lake Wakatipu. You may feel like you’re in Middle-earth, as the Kawarau River starred as the River Anduin in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ movie trilogy. After, warm up with a sauna and hot shower. No experience is necessary of this half-day tour, suitable for all fitness levels.
  • Duration: 1 day 21 hours
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  • Duration: 1 day 21 hours
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Kaituna River White Water Rafting from Rotorua

This Kaituna River rafting adventure in the Okere Falls Scenic Reserve promises plenty of thrills! With an expert guide at the helm, you’ll paddle through Class 5 white-water rapids of the Kaituna River, including an awesome 21-foot (7-meter) drop down Tutea Falls, the worlds highest commercially rafted waterfall. Accessible to adventurous beginners, this 3-hour tour includes a safety briefing with paddling instruction, all necessary equipment and round-trip hotel transport from Rotorua.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Helicopter and Shotover River Rafting Combo from Queenstown

Combine two exciting Queenstown adventures on a half-day 'helirafting' tour that explores the region by air and water. Board a helicopter for a scenic flight to the white-water rafting launch site, cruise above the rock walls and blue water of Skippers Canyon, then land on a river-side beach. Next, suit up for a challenging white-water rafting trip down the Shotover River, taking on a series of rapids that flow through high cliffs and chutes.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Queenstown Shotover River White Water Rafting

Experience the adrenaline-pumping rapids of the Shotover River, which runs through Skippers Canyon. Start your half-day trip from Queenstown with a coach drive into the steep canyon via historical Skippers Road, famous for its gold-mining past. The tranquil waters of Deep Creek soon give way to exhilarating white-water rapids, but rest assured you’ll be rewarded with a sauna and hot shower afterward.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Skippers Canyon Rafting and Sightseeing Trip

Enjoy wet and wild adventure in Skippers Canyon on this 4.5-hour Queenstown rafting and sightseeing adventure. Take a scenic drive into Skippers Canyon as a guide sheds light on the region’s rich gold-mining heritage. On arrival at base, strap into your safety kit and paddle onto the Shotover River’s swirling Class I and II rapids. During your descent, tackle the river’s swirling twists and turns with a guide and enjoy sweeping views over New Zealand’s beautiful countryside. Then, finish your adventure with a swim or a rock-jump.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas

Tackle the grade II and III rapids of the Barron River on this adrenaline-pumping half-day tour from Cairns or Port Douglas. Prepare to get wet and wild as you hurtle over the rapids, then float downstream past the jagged cliffs, plunging ravines and lush rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park. Best of all: with gentle rapids and full instruction provided, this tour is suitable for all levels, including complete beginners.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Half-Day Shotover River Rafting Trip from Queenstown

Shoot the rapids on the Shotover River on this half-day tour from Queenstown, a great choice for thrill seekers. Under the supervision of a guide, you'll brave the wild rapids, raft through the Oxenbridge Tunnel, and drop into the Cascade Rapid. Instruction and all necessary equipment (wetsuit, life jacket, spray jacket, booties, helmet) are included. Plus, a choice of morning or afternoon departure let's you fit this tour into any schedule.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Tully River Full-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns including BBQ Lunch

This Tully River rafting trip provides an action-packed full day of adventure in North Queensland, including five hours of white-water rafting with experienced river guides and a barbecue lunch. Paddle your raft through 45 or so rapids — some up to Grade 4 — with the World Heritage–listed rainforest as your scenic backdrop. Tully Gorge National Park boasts one of Australia's most popular rafting excursions, including opportunities to jump from the rocks into the tropical water. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off from Cairns, Northern Beaches and Mission Beach.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Barron River Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns

Experience the fun and thrills of a half-day whitewater rafting trip on the Barron River, located just 20 minutes north of Cairns. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics as you raft through stunning terrain, including highlights such as Barron Falls. Your expert guide provides all necessary rafting equipment and paddling instruction for the 2-hour rafting trip, you simply bring clothes that can get wet. No experience needed for this fun and safe rafting excursion. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off from Cairns and the Northern Beaches.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Tongariro River White Water Rafting Adventure from Taupo

Test your nerve against Mother Nature’s power in New Zealand on this 3-hour Tongariro River white-water rafting adventure from Taupo. Travel with your guide into the wilderness of New Zealand’s beautiful North Island. Following a safety briefing, climb into your wetsuit, grab your paddle and head to the banks of the swirling Tongariro River. Navigate over 60 of the rolling river’s choppy rapids and enjoy panoramic views over the mighty canyon. Spot native bird species along the way and replenish lost energy with a deli-style meal at the end.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Rangitaiki River White Water Scenic Rafting from Rotorua

Enjoy a scenic rafting tour on the Rangitaiki River during a laid-back 6-hour tour from Rotorua. Travel over Grade 2 white-water rapids on a gentle ride past tumbling waterfalls, sheer rock cliffs and forest-clad river gorges as you relax and take in the scenery. The rolling rapids make this an ideal trip for families and those looking for a more relaxed experience. Includes lunch, gear, paddling instruction and a hot shower with hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Kawarau River White Water Sledging

Amp up your Queenstown adventure by white-water sledging down the Roaring Meg section of the Kawarau River! Experience the ultimate adrenaline rush as you lie on a purpose-built riverboard that allows you to steer through the rapids, waves and whirlpools before you catch your breath in a flat section. No previous experience is necessary, just confidence in the water as you’re accompanied by a guide. Wetsuit, booties, helmet and fins are included on this small-group experience, limited to 10 people.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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King River White Water Raft Journey from Queenstown with Lunch

The King River is located in Tasmania’s World Heritage-listed South West Wilderness. Its steep gorges and deep waters make it ideal for rafting, and this tour provides the guide, equipment, and know-how to zip down the river past rainforests, the Wilderness Railway, and relics of old mining operations. Plus, don’t worry about organizing a meal as your trip includes lunch.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Kawarau River Rafting from Queenstown

Shoot the grade II and III rapids on the Kawarau River with a guide on this half-day tour from Queenstown. Even beginners will feel safe and comfortable with expert supervision and instruction, as well as all provided equipment included. Take a swim through a rapid, jump off a cliff, and learn about the natural environment on this family-friendly trip that includes plenty of calm spots for splashing and floating.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Kaituna White-Water Rafting Adventure

Challenge yourself against the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall and enjoy outdoor adventure in New Zealand on this 3.5-hour Kaituna white-water rafting adventure from Rotorua. Hop into your raft in the Kahikitea Forest and take to the waves with a guide. During your tour, navigate steep canyons through native forest, and test your nerve over 14 challenging rapids. Splash, paddle and roll through New Zealand’s spectacular scenery and make the most of this North Island outdoor adventure. A full briefing and all safety equipment are included.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Kaituna River White Water Rafting

Go on an adrenaline-filled rafting excursion down the Kaituna River during this 3-hour adventure tour from Rotorua. Here, white-water rapids flow past a subtropical rainforest lining a deep canyon. See stunning waterfalls, including rafting over Tutea Falls, and jump at the opportunity for exhilarating cliff diving. Tour operates winter and summer. Wetsuit, booties and helmet are provided. No experience necessary!
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Tully River White Water Rafting from Mission Beach or Self Drive Cairns

Experience an exhilarating half-day whitewater rafting trip on the Tully River while in Cairns or Mission Beach. See some of the oldest rain forests in the world as you take on class 2 and 3 rapids in your own sports raft, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off from either Mission Beach or Cairns.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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White Water Rafting from Christchurch

The Rangitata River is one of the best spots for white water rafting in New Zealand, set against a dramatic gorge. Get your adrenaline pumping on this full-day rafting tour from Christchurch, and tackle the Grade 2 to 5 rapids, including thrilling bends, rocky outcrops, and serene river passes. BBQ dinner and hotel pick-up (optional) are included.
  • Duration: 5 to 10 hrs
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  • Duration: 5 to 10 hrs
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Queenstown Shotover River Helicopter Ride and White Water Rafting

Take a thrilling helicopter ride and white-water rafting trip down the Shotover or Kawarau rivers. This Queenstown heli-rafting adventure for adrenaline junkies departs in winter as well as summer. Soar through Skippers Canyon and raft from Deep Creek or Boulder Beach on a rollercoaster ride through white-water rapids. You’ll learn rafting techniques from your expert guide and have the use of a sauna and hot shower afterward.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Tongariro White Water Rafting from Taupo and Turangi

Experience adrenaline-pumping thrills and spills in New Zealand’s North Island on this 4-hour Tongariro River white-water rafting adventure from Taupo and Turangi. Travel to the rafting base near the banks of the mighty Tongariro River. Pull on your wetsuit, grab your paddle and hit the choppy waters with your guide. Paddle hard through a series of over 50 grade III rapids and enjoy spectacular views over the volcanic gorge. Jump off high rock faces into the swirling waters then relax as you float gently downstream.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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The Hobbit Barrel Run Rafting Tour on the Pelorus River

Channel your inner Hobbit and enjoy outdoor adventure in the heart of New Zealand on this 4-hour Hobbit barrel run rafting tour on the Pelorus River. Pull on your wetsuit and hop aboard your raft, then drift onto the Pelorus River — made famous in the 2013 movie ‘The Desolation of Smaug.’ Stop off at filming locations used in the making of the movie to hear of the ways in which the film was shot, and listen as your guide sheds light on the region’s milling and mining heritage.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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2-hour Tongariro River Family Rafting Excursion in Turangi

Go white-water rafting on the Tongariro River on a 2-hour rafting trip that’s ideal for families and first-time rafters. Paddle through a series of small, easy-going rapids with an experienced river guide to show you the ropes, then warm up with a warm cup of coffee or tea. This 2-hour tour includes round-trip transport from your hotel in Turangi or Taupo, and is limited to 15 people for a personalized experience. Both morning and afternoon departures are available.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Rangitaiki River - White Water Rafting

Over shadowed by the Kaituna river, the Rangitaiki is often seen as an inferior option, but it’s definitely not to be under estimated. Set in a beautifully remote canyon, the Rangitaiki river provides 14km's of amazing white water. With moments of intense action, you will have a sensory overload as you cascade down the three story high Jeff’s Joy, crashing through a bus sized wave at the bottom.  As the adrenalin rushes through your veins, you will then be able to take a breath and enjoy the remaining 11km's of grade 3 white water in a truly spectacular setting, dodging rocks and explode through waves like rafting ninjas. With approximately 1.5 hours (depending on water levels) on the river, you will be left feeling satisfied and stoked on what you have achieved. The Rangitaiki is located 45mins south east of Rotorua near a small village called Murupara.  A light lunch is also included in this trip.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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