“Frequently asked questions”

Do I need to have rafted before?

No. This is also true for our grade 5 trips, however a basic level of fitness and swimming ability is required for grade 5.

What do I need to bring?

Togs or undies, and a smile ;-)

What time do I need to be there?

Meet at our base in Murchison at 9:30am for the morning trip and 1:30pm for the afternoon trip. For our winter hours give us a call on 0800 RIVERS (03 5239 899).

How far ahead do I need to book?

During the height of our summer season we do tend to book up quickly, so best to book as soon as you can.

How do I make a booking?

You can click a book now button or send a booking request from our website. Other options are email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call us direct on 0800 RIVERS (nz freephone) or 03 5239 899. We will be happy to answer any queries or concerns you may have.

What do the river grades mean?

Grade 2 = Moving water with open rapids and waves

Grade 3 = Medium sized rapids with some required manoeuvers

Grade 4 = Bigger rapids and must-make moves

Grade 5 = Highest and toughest grade allowed to raft commercially. Hard, technical and extreme rafting

Can I still go rafting if I am pregnant?

Yes on our lower graded trips up to 20 weeks but you need to let us know prior to the day of your trip. Rafting is an adventure activity and involves an element of risk. 

What are your terms and conditions for a booking?

Visit our terms and conditions page for more details.