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Vector Wero Whitewater Park is a world class tourism destination that engages our communities and youth. It is New Zealand's first facility to offer an artificial river and water course for recreation, sports, and emergency services training, school programmes and youth development.

It is a pinnacle stage within the collection of facilities which includes the Vodafone Events Centre and the Sir Noel Robinson Conference Centre.

The Park on water operations are ably led by Olympic gold medal champion Ian Ferguson and his team.

The white water park is developed and operated on behalf of the community by Second Nature Charitable Trust which reinvests the corporate dollars into educational and community programmes – building a stronger community and everybody wins.


Vector Wero Whitewater Park was developed using best practice in the world.

Whitewater Parks International (WPI) was the design brain-power behind New Zealand’s first and only artificial white water facility.

WPI has worked on Penrith Whitewater Stadium, Lee Valley Whitewater Stadium and the Rio Olympic Whitewater Stadium.

At Czech Technical University of Prague, the world’s preeminent research facility for water movement, a scale model was built to test and fine-tune the design, ensuring the grade 3/4 river meets international standards.

A tamer grade 2 river is included to make the park accessible to youth, weekend warriors, corporates and anyone keen to have a crack at rafting, kayaking and even stand up paddle boarding (SUP).

The large pond (9,000m2) is used for water confidence skills and sport.

Qualified River Raft and Kayaking Guides

Qualified outdoor guides and educationalists are available to guide and tutor visitors at Vector Wero Whitewater Park.

School activities are designed within the National Curriculum of the New Zealand Ministry of Education and are modelled on the successful Vodafone Events Centre Schools Programme.

All equipment is safety checked by qualified outdoor educationalists.

Your safety is at the forefront of our team.