Friday, November 16, 2012


What a Raft Trip on the Whataroa! This was an awesome trip with the guys at eco-rafting. After bringing it forward half a day due to an incoming front we flew in for lunch a bit further up from the Gunn River confluence for a first class lunch in Josh's riverside kitchen. 

Many rapids, 3 portages, some pristine gorges and a taste of canyoning (photo) later  we arrived at the Perth confluence for the night. A great meal complete with camp-oven-self-saucing chocolate pudding to round off the day, a great night under the stars and we were ready for the raft out in the morning.

This was a fantastic trip to finish off the year and celebrate the great effort by the kids. Check out the slideshow on the left. Double click on it to open up the web album.

Term 4 continues for those who can make it through exam times into early December. Exams take priority. Any new recruits who want to check out CACTUS ready for next year are more than welcome. 6:45 am at Bodyworx Gym. Showers and breakfast available afterwards.

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Monday, November 5, 2012

WO-AH... Whataroa! The Challenge is on!  Fly in Friday night and raft out Saturday.

I've been trying to make this trip happen for about 5 years and it looks like we'll finally pull it off!
This will be an awe-filled day in the splendor of pristine New Zealand Wilderness. The Whataroa River's turquoise hues cut our route through majestic gorges in the lush rain forest and provide over 20 rapids to test our stamina, skill and team work. Josh and the experienced guides from Eco-rafting will make this a fantastic day. A big thanks to the Tindall foundation for making trips like this possible!

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