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Community Subsidy Application

Conditions of the subsidy

  1. Community Programme Subsidised Rates: The subsidy only applies to bookings made by recognised youth development organisations or students of tertiary providers.
  2. Bookings must be made at least one month in advance.
  3. Session times must be off-peak and are subject to availability.
  4. Full payment is required to confirm the booking. There are no refunds for drop-outs or non-attendance on the day.
  5. The minimum number of applicants is required per session. If not, the group may combine with other groups to meet the minimum required.
  6. Students/youth must be under 18 years of age. Minimum age limit per river also applies. They must submit a signed Vector Wero Parental/Guardian Consent Form during check in. Schools/youth groups cannot substitute their own consent form. Students/youth without a signed form will not be allowed on the water.
  7. To ensure pastoral care of the youth attending the programme, all community groups must have a minimum of 2 adults accompany the group for each session booked, and remain on-site for the duration of the activity. At least one adult must be land based during the activity. 
  8. Collective Hospitality is Vector Wero's exclusive caterers.  Individuals and groups cannot bring meals or beverage into the park i.e. KFC, Domino's, Subway, McDonald's, etc.
  9. Business hours: Winter - Wednesdays to Sundays from 9am to 4pm. Summer - 7 days from 9am to 5pm
  10. Terms and conditions of the Park will apply (click here).


Programme TypeCourseStandardSubsidised
Tamariki Rafting (Allow 2 hours)
Programme includes 1 hour on water
Tamariki River /
Grade 1-2
min. 14 required
River Rush Rafting + Pump Waterfall (Allow 2 hours)
Programme includes 1 hour on water. Minimum age requirement - 13 years old.
River Rush /
Grade 3-4
min. 14 required


Programme TypeCourseStandardSubsidised
Freedom Kayak Hire (1 hour on water)
Self-guided. Inflatable & hard shell sit-on-top kayaks. Maximum of 30 per session.
Instructed Flatwater Kayaking (1 hour on water)
Guide ratio 1:10. Gear fully provided. Maximum of 30.
min. 10 required

River Crossing

Programme TypeCourseStandardSubsidised
River Safety & Crossings (Allow 2 hours)
Guide ratio 1:10. Gear fully provided.
Tamariki River$50.00$42.00
min. 14 required


Programme TypeCourseStandardSubsidised
Stand Up Paddleboard Freedom Hire (Allow 2 hours)
Self-guided. Maximum of 10 per session.
max. 10 allowed
Giant Stand Up Paddleboard (1 hour on water)
6 paddles included (maximum 8 participants on 1 Giant SUP)
min. 1 required
max. 16 allowed

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What do you want your students/youth to achieve from their white water experience at the Vector Wero Whitewater Park? i.e. your intended learning outcome, working towards an award/badge, etc.

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