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Te Awa Kairangi - Hutt River Grade 2 Scenic Rafting Tour

This family friendly Wellington whitewater rafting tour is a great option for all ages. Join experts for a scenic paddle along Te Awa Kairangi/Hutt River.
Te Awa Kairangi - Hutt River Grade 2 Scenic Rafting Tour


  • Raft the lower section of Te Awa Kairangi / Waiohine River

  • The perfect trip for first time rafters on Grade 2 rapids

  • Enjoy a relaxing scenic float with some astonishing scenery

  • Perfect way to spend the day on the river

  • Rock jumps and exciting small rapids to navigate

  • Introductory rafting tour that the kids can join

A scenic Wellington whitewater rafting tour along the lower section of Te Awa Kairangi/Hutt River Gorge is the perfect introduction to the watersport for beginners and families. Come and experience the natural beauty within Wellington during a paddle down small rapids and rock jumps.

Starting at the beginning of the Grade 2 section of the river, learn how to paddle before being guided through easy rapids with expert guides. There is also an opportunity to stop for photos by a cascading waterfall and take a dip in the refreshing waters. The scenic white water rafting tour is ideal for first timers and families allowing you to build your confidence before tackling the more challenging Grade 3 wilderness tour.

More info


  • Grade 2 scenic rafting tour
  • Wetsuits, booties, fleece top, splash top, helmet, life jacket, paddle
  • Transport to and from collection point


  • Tours departs at 9am, 12pm and 3pm


  • The duration of this experience is two hours


  • This experience takes place in Upper Hutt, NZ

Departure Location

  • This experience departs from our base of operations at 3/9a Jupiter Grove, Trentham, Upper Hutt 5018. We can arrange a pick-up from Wellington CBD for $75 per person return, or from Upper Hutt train station for $20 per person return.

Hotel Pickup

  • We offer a return shuttle service to and from wellington CBD for $25 per person.

What To Bring

  • Quick dry shorts/bathing suit
  • Synthetic shirt for warmth and sun protection
  • Sturdy footwear – sandals with straps (no flip-flops)

Terms And Conditions

  • Please let us know of any dietary restrictions for the refreshments
  • Children must be at least four years old to participate in a rafting trip
  • Please let us know of any medical conditions that may affect your trip
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems, heart problems, or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers

Cancellation Policy

  • Change your booking up to 24 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 24 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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