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Per Person $183 USD
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It's easy to get caught up in the beauty of New Zealand's coastline when looking for a way to spend your time. Unfortunately, this discredits the beauty of the inland landscape that features scenic canyons and towering cliffs carved out through lush native vegetation. Sounds pretty appealing, doesn't it? We wouldn't just throw you in a raft and push you out sea, so it's time to put on a wetsuit and prepare yourself for an adventure down the Mohaka River. Your experienced guide will steer you through the magnificence that is the Kaweka and Kaimanawa mountain ranges.

After getting picked up at the pier, you will journey approximately 40 minutes outside of Napier, following the route of old Maori trails, up into inland Hawke's Bay. At home base, 1,000M above sea level, your guide will outfit you in a wetsuit, booties, and fleece and splash jackets to prep for the push off onto the Mohaka River, under the backdrop of a waterfall.

The 11KM raft float trip follows a route that has been sculpted through the mountains, providing amazing views. You will take on the occasional small rapid, but for this 2 hour exploration, you will primarily float with the current of the waters. If you are feeling adventurous, consider taking a swim through "the whirlpool" with words of advice from your guide and with the safety of your life jacket. Harness the energy of the river!

New Zealand scenery at its best.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship shuttle stop
  • Local guide
  • Safety briefing and all necessary equipment
  • Approximately 2 hours on the Mohaka River

Days of Operation

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Departures (local time)

  • 6 hrs - Tours start upon ships arrival. Please follow instructions on your voucher.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• This tour is considered a "Grade 2" float trip and is perfect for beginners.
• We recommend you bring a swimsuit and towel.
• Wetsuit, booties, spray jacket, life jacket, and a helmet will be provided.


• Each raft takes a maximum of 8 passengers.
• This tour isn't recommended for travelers with limited mobility.
• This tour requires a free shuttle from the cruise pier to downtown Napier. We ask you take the first shuttle after your ship arrives, even if your cruise ship is delayed and arrives after your scheduled departure time.