Mohaka Rafting

Mohaka Rafting gives guests an amazing North Island rafting experience. Scenic half-day, grade II raft and inflatable kayak trips, and full day grade 3 and grade 4/5 raft  trips down the stunning Mohaka river valley. Also multi-day expedition trips which bring people into the heart of untouched New Zealand back country. Headed by local guide Norman Brown, Mohaka Rafting has assembled a collection of international guides in the roster to offer guests years of valuable and varied experience.

Mohaka Rafting Heli-raft Expeditions

  • Give guests an amazing North Island rafting experience through remote, scenic back country and through the Kaweka Forest Park in the heart of the untouched North Island.
  • This trip is an explorer's gem.
  • Discover the pure beauty of scenic bush and unwind in natural thermal baths. Raft, float, swim, cliff jump, fish for a trophy trout or just relax your way down river over 3 or more days.
  • Contact Mohaka rafting to customise your trip.
  • Three basic trips available...

Mohaka Grade II – (A Scenic Rafting Splash)
Trips are for young families (recommended 5 and over) or those wishing for just a quiet float. Children are encouraged to float, swim a rapid, enjoy the scenery, rock jump, and have fun! Mum and Dad can join them.
The trip is 2 to 2.5 hours on the water through small canyons and beside native bush.

Mohaka Grade III -  (The Whitewater Plunge)
Our most popular trip. You will experience grade III rapids, surfing waves and holes, cliff jumps, swimming rapids, walk into a gold mine, gorges, canyons and great scenery. The shuttle back to base is through typical back country New Zealand. We can customise this trip to suit those going. If you wish for something a little more “full-on” we can certianly provide it.  Approx  4 to 5 hours on the water and you will still be wanting more.

Ideal for: family groups (recommended 12 and over ), work groups, high school trips, end of year outings, tourists or those wishing for a scenic trip with a thrill.

Mohaka Grade V  –  The Big One
For about 5 hours we negotiate past house size boulders, get propelled through narrow shoots and stop to appreciate the awe inspiring surrounds that change by the minute. Truly incredible scenery, well worth raising the adrenalin levels for. Our best natural wonders and geological oddities are on display.  At Lower levels there will be mandatory portages. We run this section like an expedition or scenic adventure. The scenery is magnificent - You will want to see it!

Ideal for: Those wanting a more extreme adventure.



"We did the Grade 3 rafting experience and it was the best day of our holiday. We are a family of 4, the youngest being 12 and it was perfect for all of us. It combined fun, excitement, laughter, stunning scenery, amazing guides and much more. We paddled, swam, jumped, screamed and had loads of fun. A thoroughly recommended day out and great value for money. Go for it!!!" May 2011

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Grade 2 - $125 per adult, $95 per child (under 12 years).
Family discounts available. 2 people minimum.

Grade 3 - $155 per person.
2 people minimum.

Grade5 - $185 per person.
8 people minimum or join an open day. See our website for details.

Please phone or email: and let me know when you wish to raft  how many people you are enquiring about and also the rafting experiences that interest you and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Call Us

P +64 (0)6 839 1808


Time Out
3408 State Highway 5

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