Raft Fish

Bookings essential

Fishing Rafting Hunting

The Mohaka River and its tributaries form one of the finest wilderness river systems in New Zealand, they contain both rainbow and brown trout which reach up to 10 lb or more on occasion. Trips can be organised to suit your preferences and the time available. You can choose from trips ranging from a half day to 10 days, or somewhere in between. The highest point on the Mohaka headwaters with road access for our rafts is the hot spring area at Mangatutu. The Waipunga can be rafted from the Waipunga Falls to its confluence with Mohaka. Most anglers, however, elect to drift that part of the Mohaka from the bridge on Pakaututu Road – inland from Puketiritiri – back to base on McVicars Road, near the SH5 bridge. This gives access to 18 km of river that has no other access points for the public. Each of 1 or 2 rafts can take up to 4 anglers plus a rafting guide. Contact for more opportunities and adventures. Wonderful reviews on Tripadvisor.



For more info visit:

Raft Fish


112 McVicar Road
Te Haroto


027 939 5200




McVicar Road runs off State Highway 5 just west of the Mohaka River bridge. Number 112 is 1 km down the road on the left. Mountain Valley Lodge is at the end of the road and it is clearly sign-posted on State Highway 5. Travel time is approximately 40 minutes from Napier and 1 hour from Taupo.

More experiences like this

Get up to Five

Christchurch, Wellington
All year round

Are you not exercising? Are you struggling with your health and fitness? ​Are you limiting your life because of your fitness? ​Does your fitness make you feel disappointed or guilty? Have you given up even trying because you think you will fail? Does this area of your life make you feel embarrassed? ​Have you just accepted that you will always be unfit? Get up to Five is an 8 week group training programme with 3 x group sessions each week. The coaching team guides you through each session as you follow the Get up to Five programme.

3D Body Scan + 30min Consultation

All year round

Gone are the days of old-school scales, calipers, tape measure and guesswork as a means of comparing and tracking your health and fitness progress. Using a combination of precision instrumentation and technology, as seen on the award winning TV3 show MATCHFIT, they can help you gain a high quality and complete understanding of all aspects of your health and fitness inside and out.

Take a Break

All year round

We hope you enjoy Carers NZ's fun resource to connect you to options for amazement, amusement, delight, relaxation, or encouragement. Spend a few minutes exploring, or find something you like for a 'deep dive'! Our ideas are designed to help you have some fun, and to sustain your mental health and wellbeing.

Back to top