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Address: 3408 State Highway 5 | New Zealand, Napier 4182, New Zealand
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+64 21 825 857
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Mohaka Rafting is situated at Napier in Hawkes Bay, North Island, New...

Mohaka Rafting is situated at Napier in Hawkes Bay, North Island, New Zealand provides day and multi-day trips on grade 2, 3, and Grade 5 water. Grade 2 is for young families. The full day grade 3 is our most popular trip - cliff jumps, gorges, and canyons, visit a gold mine and swim rapids in a full day adventure. The Grade 5 is for serious rafters. All have awesome scenery. Rafting expeditions; Helicopter in - raft out through the Kaweka Forest Park over 3 or 4 days. Camp at thermal pools, float, swim, cliff jump, or sit back and relax your way back to our base.

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Had a blast with Norm and Bill at Mohaka Rafting. We did a nice, gentle Grade 2 trip, and absolutely loved it. Even had a go at floating outside the raft (rapidly) down the river... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dave W
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Tauranga, New Zealand

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a blast with Norm and Bill at Mohaka Rafting. We did a nice, gentle Grade 2 trip, and absolutely loved it. Even had a go at floating outside the raft (rapidly) down the river, on a couple of occasions - quite an experience!! Great value for money, all gear provided, and we even got a usb stick with photos... More 

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Norm B, Owner at Mohaka Rafting, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Dave. Certainly good to get a review for myself for a change. I don't get on the river much. Even if only for photos! Great that you enjoyed the trip. We hope to see you again one day. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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194 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mohaka rafting takes you through one of the most stunning hidden gems of the north island, from incredible wildlife (rare blue ducks and wetas) to mind boggling geological features, the trip takes a whole new level when we hit the rapids and test our nerves when cliff jumping. SPOT ON!

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Norm B, Owner at Mohaka Rafting, responded to this review

Hi Robin and Laura. Thanks for those words. We are certainly lucky to have a great river and guides. Always good to see people enjoying themselves. More 

Santa Clarita, California
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Emerald Princess was late docking in port, so we were concerned about returning by the all aboard deadline. No worries... Norm kept his word and got us back in time without feeling rushed! After a scenic drive, we stopped at base camp where we were outfitted with our choice of fleece, wetsuits and boots, and then headed to the... More 

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Norm B, Owner at Mohaka Rafting, responded to this review

Hi Karen. Thanks for the review, I will pass your remarks on to Dave and chase up that recipe for you. Thanks for coming and enjoying the river with us. See you for a bigger grade next visit. All the best. More 

Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My teenage sons and I had a great day out with the crew from Mohaka rafting. They couldn't have been more helpful. The scenery was spectacular and the rafting challenging and fun. It was a great day. the Mohaka crew are incredibly professional and all serious rapids were approached with appropriate caution and safety teams in place. Great day, love... More 

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Norm B, Owner at Mohaka Rafting, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Always good to see people enjoying the river and appreciating the work the guides put in. I will let them know of your comments. Love to take you down the river one day when you return. More 

Atlanta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Norm was waiting for us with a smile at the appointed site. We enjoyed his calm manner and dry humor as we drove the 45 minute ride to the base for the rafting site. We were given fleece, wetsuits and boots and a place to change, then driven a few minutes to the rivers edge, where we were instructed in... More 

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Norm B, Owner at Mohaka Rafting, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. It is really great when guests enjoy themselves. Hope to see you on one of the bigger adventures when you return to New Zealand. All the Best, Norm More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We rafted the 3 after there had been some rain. It was fast moving, which made an good ride that much more exciting. Everyone on the team made sure we had fun and were safe at the same time--especially Bill. At the end, we got pictures from the day. We would love to come back and raft the 4/5 with... More 

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Norm B, Owner at Mohaka Rafting, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. It has certainly been a great year this year with high water levels. Be great to see you back on the grade 5. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Braved the waters of mohaka river grade 3. The boat flipped on us once but that just made the trip extra special. We saw NZ in a different perspective as well, we've never seen NZ from the waters, the clouds pulling out and the sun making an entrance, illuminating the ranges ahead of us. The two guides Bill and Lucho... More 

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Norm B, Owner at Mohaka Rafting, responded to this review

Thanks for those words. It is always good to see people enjoying themselves. Give us a call when you are ready for the grade 5. More 

Rotorua
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

We were celebrating a 50th birthday on the river, and had an exceptional day out on the Grade 4-5 section. The Mohaka is very scenic and exciting, and we had a stunning day. Our guide Dan was professional and fun. Thanks for the USB stick of our photos at the end - good stuff! We also stayed at the chalets... More 

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Norm B, Owner at Mohaka Rafting, responded to this review

Hi Julie, Glad to hear you guys had such a great time here at TimeOut and on the river. We'll pass your comments along to everyone - hope you see you on the river again soon! More 

Evansville, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I just had the best day in the grade 2-3 trip with Bill as our guide. Mohaka rafting provides everything you need- wetsuit jacket footwear. Super easy. All the equipment was clean and dry. The river was fast and beautiful and the surrounding scenery amazing. And again our amazing guide, Bill, who was great fun to chat... More 

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Norm B, Owner at Mohaka Rafting, responded to this review

Thanks Lora for those words. We are indeed lucky to be rafting on the Mohaka. Having great guides is also a major part of our business. I will pass your comments on. Thanks for rafting with us. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We had an excellent days rafting with these guys on the 7 hour (all day) raft session on the mighty Mohaka river. Our guide, coach and raft leader Luceo showed natural flair for making us feel safe, schooling us through the (very full) grade 5 white water rapids whilst giving us a good sense of respect for the forces we... More 

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Norm B, Owner at Mohaka Rafting, responded to this review

Thanks Suzie for those comments. The grade 5 is certainly a great adventure. We are lucky to have such guides as Lucio rafting for us. I will pass your comments on. More 

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