Mohaka Rafting

Hawke's Bay
1 Oct -30 April

Options for all levels of rafting experience

The Grade 2 trip on the Mohaka River is a half day event. This trip allows you to experience a seldom traveled New Zealand river gorge without the commitment of a full day trip. Experience gentle whitewater, pleasant places to swim and float as you take in the scenery. This trip is designed for young families and those that wish to sit back and relax. There are only very small rapids on this section. For those who want the thrills the Grade 4/5 trip on the Mohaka River is a full day Wilderness Trip. Described as one of New Zealand’s best whitewater runs, technical rapids within amazing canyons – you need to be prepared to paddle strongly to make sure you keep the raft where it needs to be. For safety reasons, a minimum of 6 people to run the trip. Trout fishing can also be organised.



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Mohaka Rafting



If you have a special request, please contact them ahead of your trip to discuss.


The base is located on State Highway 5 (the Thermal Explorer Highway) between Napier and Taupo. Base is approximately 40 minutes from Napier or an hour from Taupo. Once you’re with them, they take care of getting you to the river for your rafting experience. You can catch a bus from either Napier or Taupo. From Napier, catch the bus leaving Napier in the morning and stop at Te Pohue. They will pick you up in Te Pohue at the bus stop and bring you to base. From Taupo, catch the evening bus leaving Taupo and stop at Te Pohue. They collect you and you can stay at Time Out for the night. Contact for more info.

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