Wet'n'Wild Rafting Company



10 Rankers Reviews

7 Face-to-Face

27 Fresh Water Kayaking

22 Rafting

21 Rotorua



Wairoa River
Wairoa River waterfall
Motu River journey


Daily rafting options on the Wairoa, Kaituna, and Rangitaiki Rivers. Multi-day Wilderness river journeys on the Motu and Mohaka rivers. Choose from thrilling wild whitewater to leisurely scenic floats. We take your safety seriously.

Wet’n’Wild has been rafting New Zealand rivers safely for 29 years, resulting in an accumulated wealth of rafting knowledge and experience to share with our customers. We are providing you with the convenience of an expertly organised and well equipped team to give you peace of mind and the ability to appreciate our magnificent wilderness areas while experiencing the excitement and adventure of whitewater rafting. Every trip has its own experiences that provide you with memories to treasure forever.
Wairoa River - at grade 5, the exciting end of the scale, only available 26 days each year. The ultimate whitewater playground for whiter than white knuckles, a great introduction to rafting at its best.
Kaituna River - exhilarating adrenalin pumping grade 5 action, 14 rapids in 45 minutes, raft over a 7 metre high waterfall, wind through picturesque and narrow tree lined gorges steeped in local history.
Rangitaiki River - relaxing, yet keenly adventurous and challenging with bounching cascades of crystal water meandering through lush forests, great family fun. Several options with this river, introductory grade 2 section for first timers, families with young children and the mature adventurer. Intermediary grade 3 section, or for more challenging action add the grade 4 section.
Motu River - grade 3-4 over 2-5 days. Experience breathtaking spectacular and pristine scenery and be excited by stimulating and challenging whitewater.
Mohaka River - the upper and middle sections offer excellent introductory rafting on grade 2-3 whitewater for 2-4 days, great for families and those wanting a relaxed river journey. High country beech forests, white sandy beaches, excellent trout fishing, back country hot pools. The lower section offers premium grade 4-5 rapids over 1-2 days, action adventure on a powerful river that changes frequently.
Special interest options include combinations with mountainbiking, jetboating, flyfishing, hunting, team building and educational programmes and other outdoor activities.

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North IslandRotorua RegionRotorua


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Francois Pierre


Ranking: 7/10

Good fun but too short for the price.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in October 2015

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Natasha Harbinson


Ranking: 9/10

Brilliant guide and instructor! We did a grade 5 rafting which did not have much hard rapids but we did raft the highest commercial waterfall in the world which was amazing and something you can be proud to say you have done.

Reviewed over 4 years ago

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Ranking: 8/10

The rafting was a little short but very nice. Especially for us (2 persons) they started early in the morning without other clients.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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United States

Ranking: 10/10

Went rafting on the Rangitaiki with my cousin earlier this year with Wet'n'Wild - oh man what an experience! I'd called a few days earlier, and the owner put together a trip for us. Two others signed on as well, so it was 4 of us total.

HUGE storm ripped through the area the day before we went, leaving trees all over the access roads! Long story short, there's a reason lumberjacks don't wear wetsuits.

Once we got the river, it was clear it was worth the effort. The trip rips off with Geoff's Joy, an extremely fun and certainly memorably grade 4 rapid. Lots of 3+ and 3 rapids to follow, covering some excellent scenery. Great river, would recommend the trip to anyone who's interested in rafting.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Steven Walsh


Ranking: 10/10

More than lived up to expectations Guides + owner extremely friendly excellent value for money.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2009

Freddy's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

This was my first rafting experience and it was FUNtastic!! We did the Rangitaki river trip and were absolutely stunned by this beautiful river and the native bush. The grade 3 and 4 rapids were so much fun. Noel from Wet N Wild did an awesome job and I felt safe at all times. Thank you Wet 'n' Wild Team - I'll be back!!

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Ranking: 10/10

Really great rafting trip.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in February 2009

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Kelahni konini

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

oh man this was awesome...good day,great fun and most of all mean experience....cheers...

Reviewed over 12 years ago