FOR BUDDING RAFTERS
Rafting New Zealand has launched a new Waikato Thermal Float Rafting Adventure. Suitable for children as young as three years old, the 1.5-hour trip is a safe way for the whole family to enjoy New Zealand’s longest river and to experience the warm thermal waters of the Otumuheke Stream.
Rafting NZ managing director Luke Boddington says rafting is a memorable, exciting way to show children a side of New Zealand that they might never have seen before, as well as teaching them how to be safe on rivers.
“As a father myself, I know how difficult it can be to find activities the whole family can do together, especially with the younger kids. We take families along the calmer stretches of water for a gentle introduction to the adventure of rafting.”
The Waikato Thermal Float takes visitors through ancient volcanic cliffs and along the clear waters of the Waikato as it departs from Lake Taupo. Trip highlights include hearing the myths and legends associated with the area and the river, viewing jumpers leaping off New Zealand’s highest water touch bungy site and soaking in the thermal waters of the Otumuheke Stream. Rafters are treated to on river hot chocolate and snacks after floating and swimming in the Waikato River. For more information, visit www.raftingnewzealand.com