Your excursion begins at the pier when you board a motor coach for the drive approximately 25 miles north to the Mohaka River. Your route will follow the old trails of the indigenous Maori and early settlers inland, to Hawke's Bay along the Napier-Taupo Highway.
Take in the scenic views of New Zealand's beautiful countryside along the way.
Upon arrival at the rafting base, you will fitted with a splash jacket, splash pants, booties and a fleece top should the weather require it; then travel about five miles over the Titiokura Saddle, a mountain pass, to the other side of the range.
Begin your nearly seven-mile river raft float trip through low canyons and native vegetation. Depending on the weather conditions and water level, you'll be able to ride the occasional rolling rapids.
If you're feeling up to an exhilarating experience, take a dip in one of the whirlpools. Alternatively, just relax as you float, taking in nature at its best.
This rafting float trip is on a grade-two river, which means it is typically flat, with moving water that features small rapids and waves that are about 18 inches high, and a possibility of small drops in pitch along the way.
At the end of your raft float trip, the motor coach will meet you at the riverbank for the transfer back to the Rafting Base.
Enjoy a light lunch on the bus during the drive.
Back at the base, change back into your dry clothes; then, hop back on the coach and relax for the rest of the journey back to the ship in Napier.
Waterproof cameras are recommended for this tour, these are available to purchase onboard your ship if you wish.
Enjoy a light lunch before returning to the ship.
To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please ensure that you wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat, SPF30+ or higher factor sunscreen and bottled water.
Children must be at least 5 years old to participate in this tour.
Wetsuits, booties, fleeces, and splash jackets are provided.