Whataroa River , New Zealand , South Island , West Coast.
How to get there: Fly into Hokitika, rent a car, drive 1 hour south to the river or take a shuttle bus. Close to Franz Joseph Glacier
Raftable from October to April, Eco Rafting offer pick up from Hokitika.
River description: Helicopter access or walk in wilderness rafting, Grade 4/5, technical pool drop flowing through 2 deep granite canyons. 2 portages. Suitable for paddle rafts, oar rafts and kayaks.
Commercial companies running it.
Sweet As/Eco Rafting Adventures
Grade 5 Heli rafting specialists
West Coast; South Island; New Zealand
Free ph 0508 669 675
International ph 0064 21 523426