Mohaka River Rafting Trip

  • Port

    Napier, New Zealand

  • Activity Level


  • Excursion Type

    Information not currently available.

  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Starting At


  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 5 - 5½ hours

  • Meals Included


Your excursion begins at the pier when you board a motor coach for the drive approximately 25 miles north to the Mohaka River. Your route will follow the old trails of the indigenous Maori and early settlers inland, to Hawke's Bay along the Napier-Taupo Highway.

Take in the scenic views of New Zealand's beautiful countryside along the way.

Upon arrival at the rafting base, you will be fitted with a splash jacket, splash pants, booties and a fleece top should the weather require it; then travel about five miles over the Titiokura Saddle, a mountain pass, to the other side of the range.

Begin your nearly seven-mile river raft float trip through low canyons and native vegetation. Depending on the weather conditions and water level, you'll be able to ride the occasional rolling rapids.

If you're feeling up to an exhilarating experience, take a dip in one of the whirlpools. Alternatively, just relax as you float, taking in nature at its best.

This rafting float trip is on a grade-two river, which means it is typically flat, with moving water that features small rapids and waves that are about 18 inches high, and a possibility of small drops in pitch along the way.

At the end of your raft float trip, the motor coach will meet you at the riverbank for the transfer back to the Rafting Base.

Enjoy a light lunch on the bus during the drive.

Back at the base, change back into your dry clothes; then, hop back on the coach and relax for the rest of the journey back to the ship in Napier.


Minimum age is 5 years. Transport is not air-conditioned. Wear your swimsuit under your clothing; bring a towel, sunscreen and a hat.