I was fortunate enough to be invited for a day of rafting with the Mohaka Rafting team for the first day of the rafting season. Rafting the Mohaka river has to be one of the best outdoor activities I have experienced during my time in New Zealand. The rapids were grade 2-3 which made traversing them thoroughly enjoyable. Next time I will try the grade 4-5 rapids further down the Mohaka.
The team were very professional throughout the day and placed the upmost priority on safety. The scenery along the river was diverse and incredibly beautiful. The trip was a total of 5 hour including a stop for lunch on the river bank. All clothing was supplied, all I had to bring with me was lunch and water.
In rafting over one of the rapids, I fell out of the raft and was thrown a rope almost instantly, then towed back into the raft. I was surprised at how quickly the team responded, and felt completely safe under their watch. Nick and Dave were the guides on my trip, I will try to raft with them again.