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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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Fast, fun and safe

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Alex B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mohaka Rafting take you to the river. Not alongside a town or road but out away from all the cars and people. This was a true wilderness experience with professional guides on a beautiful and exciting river!

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Mohaka R, Owner at Mohaka Rafting, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. It is always great to get others opinion of our activity. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked with Mohaka rafting for our day in port from the Emerald Princess and it was a great day! The cruise shuttle will drop you off at the Information center and Norm was there waiting for us. We had a scenic ride out to the base and were outfitted with all the gear that was needed. Then we were... More 

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

Hi Thanks for sending a review it certainly helps us and travellers. The guides also enjoy feed back. I will pass your words on to Sam. Thanks for being our guest. More 

Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The team at Mohaka are dedicated to delivering a safe and professional experience that will leave lasting memories and sense of exploration. A full day of exhilaration and scenic beauty on the grade 4/5, we thoroughly recommend this rafting company on this beautiful river. Next time we'll be on the grade 3 to experience the stunning scenery and great fun... More 

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

Hi, Thanks for the review. I shall let the guides know of your appreciation. It will be great to have you back on the "Fun Run". Its totally different rafting.Stay safe out there. More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been on the grade 3 and grade 5 trips (twice) Once on a famil and the other time with my family. Both grades are run very professionally, are well organised and the guides are a lot of fun. It is a must if you are travelling to the Hawkes Bay you get to see some beautiful scenery, have... More 

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

Hi Alexei, Thanks for your review. The guides love to get the feedback so we will definitely pass this on. We will pass this on the Maralyn our bus driver as well, not many mention her and she does an awesome job. Glad you enjoyed both the Grade 3 and Grade 4/5. Hope to see you back again one day. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We wanted to fit in some rafting on our trip and Napier had the best option for the whole group. We had booked a "family float" with Mohaka Rafting, which was a grade 2 trip suitable for just about anyone. We were instructed to be on the first bus into town to meet our rafting shuttle, so we followed the... More 

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

Thanks for the review. Yes, rafting guests off the cruise ships has its challenges. Most issues we can usually overcome, but others are more difficult. In the end we try and be democratic - the majority rules. It is best that those that can make it have a good relaxing trip in great surrounds. It is good to hear that... More 

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