Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Woah! Whataroa!

Set aside the 27/28th March.
We venture in to the Whataroa "NZ's Grand Canyon"on the 27th and raft it out on the Saturday.
This is a bit of full on Whitewater action to step up to. Read the blurb from Josh at Eco-Rafting.
More details to come...

Full or Half-Day Wilderness Glacier Heli Rafting

Perfect for seasoned rafters and first-timers. This river has plenty of action, awesome scenery, and lots of rapids (22+) ...  ... at our start point, the guides pump up the raft and give a comprehensive safety briefing and paddle training.

We start off easy, while learning to maneuver the raft and hold on through the waves, the further we go down the river, the bigger the rapids get. There are 2 deep canyons on this trip and a few easy portages around big un-runnable rapids, one that includes a short abseil. This river has plenty of rapids with a few grunty ones. If anyone does not want to run the big rapids they can walk around them and watch their friends go through.

We stop for lunch at a side stream and go for a walk to explore a waterfall in a side canyon and swim in some of the clearest water in New Zealand. This is our most popular and frequently run trip, and is a huge crowd-pleaser. We frequently get guests coming back for a second trip (we offer super special deals for return business) thats how good this trip is. Dont believe us? Check out the flicker photo gallery! [ http://www.flickr.com/photos/31880883@N07/sets/72157608580128496/ ]. 

This river has limited numbers of people allowed on it per season and only 1 raft trip per day is allowed to guarantee you a real wilderness experience. The scenery is amazing.

With over 22 rapids this is possibly the best value for money raft trip in the country.

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