Come and experience the excitement and adventure of whitewater rafting!

Based in Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand, Wet 'n' Wild offers regular, guided whitewater rafting options on five different rivers. These rivers are graded from 2 to 5 and vary in duration from 45 minutes to half days, and multi-day options of up to four days, as well as one-off excursions to conquer new waters.

Three of our most popular trips are featured below.

Definitely our most popular trip, it features the world's highest commercially rafted waterfall, a stunning 7-metre drop. A 45-minute rafting adventure that includes 14 drops and the waterfall; it is classified as grade 5. Age limit is 13+


2019/20 dates released! Running only 26 days a year, the Wairoa is 1.5 hours of full-on whitewater action. It builds up from grade 2 cascades to thundering grade 5 rapids. Be one of the lucky ones this season who experience pure adrenaline tackling this river. Don't miss out!  Age limit is 13+


A true river journey that is available in two variations: an adventurous grade 3-4, and a scenic grade 2. Both trips include light refreshments provided after your experience.

  • Our exhilarating 2-hour trip is 14 kilometres long and features exciting grade 3–4 rapids alongside times of leisure to appreciate the picturesque surroundings.

  • The grade 2 option is a 10-kilometre, 1.5-hour trip suitable for rafters of all ages and those wishing to enjoy a relaxing, fun-filled raft trip in the great outdoors.

Age limit is 10 years+ for grade 4;  8 years+ for grade 3 and 3 years + for grade 2


You can see more about our most popular whitewater adventures, packages to suit all adventurers and specials currently on offer, on the page of the river you’re interested in – under Day Trips and Multi Day Trips.

Wet 'n' Wild Rafting also offers a range of other rivers to suit groups, on request. 


Wet 'n' Wild has been rafting New Zealand rivers safely for well over 30 years, resulting in an accumulated wealth of rafting knowledge and experience to share with our customers. We are providing you with the convenience of an expertly organised and well-equipped team so you can have peace of mind and the ability to appreciate our magnificent wilderness areas.

Every trip has its own experiences that will provide you with memories to treasure forever


Wet 'n' Wild is run by professional and experienced staff who place the highest priority on customer safety and service. Our guides are appropriately licensed for the rivers we raft and carry on them their own well maintained rescue equipment.

Wet 'n' Wild takes pride in its safety record, and our safety standards that enhance this record. We are a member of the New Zealand Rafting Association. We have an annual Certificate of Compliance for Commercial Rafting from, and are licensed by, Maritime New Zealand.


Wet 'n' Wild is an environmentally friendly company that actively participates in conservation practices to minimise our impact on our natural environment. We are committed to ensuring there is minimal impact on the environment we operate in. We encourage those that raft with us to embrace and fully appreciate the natural beauty of the forests and fragile ecosystems we pass through.