Grade 1-2: 8 years old
Grade 3-4: 14 years ol
Kayaking: You must pass an assessment first and be able to demonstrate competencies e.g. perform an eskimo roll, defensive swimming skills etc. Click here for more information on kayaking competencies.
Rafting: No experience needed as you will be with a raft guide. You’ll need to be at a reasonable level of fitness and have the ability to understand and follow instructions.
The minimum you will need is a swimsuit. We provide booties if you don’t have your own footwear. Secure water shoes or sneakers are great. Slip on type aqua socks tend to come off and are not advised. Longjohn style wetsuits are available for hire at $10. In colder months, we suggest that you bring a thermal top to stay a little warmer.
Grade 1-2:Tamariki River
Regular medium-sized waves of less than 1 metre; and low ledges or drops, easy eddies, and gradual bends; and a passage that is (i) Easy to recognise; and (ii) Generally unobstructed, although there may be rocks in the main current, overhanging branches, or log jams.
Grade 3-4: River Rush
Have fairly high waves of 1 to 2 metres; and have broken water, stoppers and strong eddies, exposed rocks, and small falls; and have a passage that may be difficult to recognise from the river; and require manoeuvring to negotiate the rapids.
Tamariki River: 200m
River Rush: 300m
We advise that you check with your GP before taking part in any of our activities. It is advisable that your medication is accessible.
No. The Park does not allow anyone who is pregnant to participate any of the activities. There is a risk that a pregnant person could sustain a blow to the abdomen either through falling out the raft, from a paddle of another person or someone falling against them.
No. There is no swimming allowed in the lake.