Rafting Auckland

Kaituna Cascades was the first operator to start rafting the Kaituna River way back in the early 90’s! Long time raft guide and local guru kayaker KEITH HUGHES, started this legendary company in 1991 – Obviously only after a lot of practice runs down the formally considered “un-rafta

Kaitunacascades knows that Rafting Auckland is an exhilarating and fun experience for everyone. Rafters often come to different rivers all over the country to respect the power of the water while enjoying serene surroundings that are only broken by the sound of the rushing waters. Although it looks dangerous, this type of adventure is actually available for the whole family. Young and adults, novice and experts could enjoy the waters while being close to nature like never before. 

Safety is always the priority of the guides as well as professional rafters. Helmets and life jackets are very important during rafting even in rivers. Pointed objects should never be brought to the boat as this could be dangerous if the boat strikes against hard objects. Information is also the key to safety. Check the conditions of the river before visiting the area. Extra caution has to be done when traveling with the family. Most guides follow the strict rule of the minimum age for rafting. Knowing the age restriction will also prevent frustration on location.

Spring is a good time to go because the water is running high thanks to snow melting on the mountains feeding the rivers with lots of fresh water. That's because the extra runoff makes the rapids even more exciting this time of year. Since the rapids are at their highest point of the year, for some, spring is definitely the best time to go rafting. The drawbacks to spring rafting are that the water is still very cold and the nights can be chilly as well if you decide to opt for the excursions. 

Depending on location, your Rafting NZ vacation could only last for a day, overnight or multiple nights. If you and your family are only here for rafting, then a half day adventure in the water should be more than enough. However, there are multiday trips that would be perfect during the summer. It may require hiking but guides are smart enough to get you to the most scenic places with different water challenges as fast as possible. 

Your trip could be very comfortable if you have the budget since your traveling company will bring the food and supplies to you, but you can still enjoy the scenery if you don’t have a good budget. The only difference is the comfort of traveling since you might have to bring your own food and supplies for cheaper multiday trips. White water rafting is a great activity that could be enjoyed by the whole family every summer. Through careful planning and observing safety during the entire trip, rafting will never be dangerous but a fun activity for the whole family.  So, if you are looking for more information about rafting in Auckland then visit the website of Kaitunacascades.

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