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Tamariki River Rafting (Recreational)

Tamariki River Rafting (Recreational)

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Covid-19 Guidelines

To meet government guidelines, all visitors and customers 12 years and older will be required to give information and/or present their My Vaccine Pass (MVP) through our booking process, at Check-in or when visiting the facility. Any person who cannot present an MVP will not be allowed to enter the premises nor participate in any activity. 

If a participant is 5-11 years old on the day of the activity, a My Vaccine Pass is not required.

If you have cold, flu or COVID-19 symptoms prior to your visit or activity, please stay home and call your doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice about getting tested. You will be eligible for a reschedule of your activity or a full refund.

For more information on our Covid Guidelines, click here and for FAQs, click here.


Recreational rafting on Grade 1-2 river for 5 yrs old and above. Tamariki Rafting operates at all phases of the Covid Protection Framework. We strongly recommend purchasing an exclusive raft.

Get it started on this recreational ride on the Grade 1-2 Tamariki River. Your rafting guide will help you go through the gentle dips and eddies of this 200m water course --- and you'll master the course in no time. Children must be 5 to 13 years old.

Requirement: Children aged five, six and seven need to have a parent, caregiver or responsible adult on the water with them at all times.  Required ratio is one (1) parent per two (2) kids aged five to seven (5-7).

Organising a children's party and want catering? Click here to book the Birthday Party Package or Combo!

Family Packages & Combos:

The Family Package ($160) is perfect for a family of four (4).

The Family Package Combo ($199) is perfect for a family of four (4) and includes up to an hour of Flat Water Kayak/SUP hire after your rafting. 

Exclusive Raft & Combos:

Please note that to comply with social distancing requirements, capacity is reduced to 6 people per raft. 

The Exclusive Raft Package ($240) is perfect if you're wanting to book your family or group in without having to share rafts with other groups. Also perfect for Birthday Parties that do not want catering.

The Exclusive Raft Combo ($280) includes up to an hour of Flat Water Kayak/SUP hire after your rafting. 

Each raft can hold up to six (6) participants, but you are welcome to have less if you like - the exclusive rafts ensures that your group won't have other groups sharing your raft/s.

Gift Card

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Total duration

We require you to arrive 15 minutes before your Check In time to fill out the required documents. Allow two (2) hours from check-in for your activity. This includes safety briefings (45 minutes), your one (1) hour activity on the water and time to change after the activity (15 minutes).

If you have booked the Family Package Combo or Exclusive Raft Combo, please allow three (3) hours from check-in for your activity. This includes safety briefings and getting changed (45 minutes), your one (1) hour of rafting on the Tamariki River and up to one (1) hour of flatwater kayaking or paddleboarding and time to change after the activity (15 minutes).

Suggested clothing

Swimwear, Dri-fit shirt and shorts (you will get wet!). Bring your own towel and sunscreen. Refrain from wearing jewellery and other valuables. Limited number of wetsuits are available upon request.

Activity includes

  • Buoyancy aid, safety helmet, paddles and booties
  • Use of changing rooms with shower

Available Add Ons

  • Lockers are $2.00 per two hours. Payment via debit/credit card and coins only.
  • Note: The Pump Waterfall activity is not an available add on for Tamariki River Rafting.

Terms and Conditions

  • Click here to review the terms and conditions of the white water park before booking.
  • Please note that once your booking is confirmed, there are no refunds if you have less participants on the day or if you cancel your booking. Please keep this in mind when booking.


Click here for frequently asked questions.