Totara Flats Helicopter Access Rafting in New Zealand

Get ready for the ultimate adrenaline rush with this Totara Flats helicopter access white water rafting experience in New Zealand!

6 hours
NZD700 to 750
Totara Flats Helicopter Access Rafting in New Zealand

Totara Flats helicopter access rafting in New Zealand!

The adventure begins with an early morning meeting at Wellington Rafting’s headquarters in Upper Hutt where you are sized up with river equipment to keep you safe and warm for the duration of the tour.

We then travel over the scenic Rimutaka hill to arrive at Amalgamated helicopter’s base in Carterton, Wairarapa.

All gear and passengers are loaded into the helicopter to then enjoy a spectacular 10 minute flight into the heart of the Tararua ranges to land at the riverside of Totara Flats hut.

Our awesome team of professional river guides prepare the equipment for the 4-5 hour wilderness river journey ahead. We say a karakia to bless our adventure then start an epic 13 kilometer paddle down the emerald green water of the Waiohine river.

The diverse and changing landscapes of the river section is an exciting scenic wonder. Starting with wide open grassy flats with views of natural landslides, travelling through native podocarp and beach forest then as the gorge section begins the river narrows and you will see astonishing waterfalls cascading to the river. 50 exciting Grade 2+ rapids to navigate, epic rock jumps and swimming holes to play in.

We supply a delicious catered lunch spread to enjoy at the river side and our skilled guides will capture the best moments on camera throughout the tour. A great way to appreciate mother nature while having fun with friends, family or the work social group. At the end of the river section a driver will be waiting for transportation back to Wellington.

What’s Included
All gear for the river provided.
Transportation to Amalgamated Helicopters and back to our base.
10 minute helicopter flight to Totara Flats.
5 hours on the river.
Catered lunch spread.
High quality photos of the tour.
On request we can provide transportation from Wellington and the Wairarapa and cater the tour to your accommodation location.

Duration: Full day (8-10 hours depending).

* This tour requires a minimum of 2 people per booking and can accomadate a maximum of 24 per people per trip.

Price Includes

  • All gear for the river provided
  • Transportation to Amalgamated Helicopters and back to our base
  • 10 minute helicopter flight to Totara Flats
  • 5 hours on the river
  • Catered lunch spread
  • High quality photos of the tour

Price Excludes

  1. Pick up /Drop off from Wellington CBD for $75pp
  2. Pick up/Drop off from Upper Hutt Train Station for $20pp
  3. Merch can be purchased at base!

What to expect

Totara Flats Helicopter Access Rafting in New Zealand: Itinerary.

Your extraordinary adventure begins at Amalgamated Helicopters, where we'll meet up to embark on a day filled with excitement and natural beauty. It's here that you'll have the opportunity to meet our dedicated team, the experts who will be with you every step of the way.

Before taking to the river, we'll ensure that everyone is well-informed by going over essential disclaimers and potential risks involved in the journey. Safety is paramount, and we want to make sure you're fully aware and prepared.

Once you're briefed on the necessary information, it's time to gear up for the adventure ahead. We'll provide you with all the essential equipment to ensure your comfort and safety throughout the trip.

Before we take flight, we'll conduct a helicopter safety briefing, ensuring that your aerial journey is as safe as it is thrilling.

Following your helicopter adventure, you'll receive another safety briefing, specifically tailored to your upcoming rafting experience.

With all the necessary safety measures in place, we'll commence our river journey with a traditional karakia, setting a respectful and positive tone for the trip.

As you traverse through the epic Grade 2+ section of the river, you'll encounter exhilarating moments and breathtaking scenery. There will be opportunities for rock jumps and refreshing swimming spots, ensuring that you make the most of your time on the water.

The grand finale of your river trip will be at Waiohine Gorge Road, marking the end of a day filled with adventure, natural beauty, and unforgettable memories. With the guidance of our experienced team, you're in for a day you'll cherish for years to come.


Totara Flats Helicopter Access Rafting in New Zealand: From NZD700 to NZD750 for 6 hours

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NZD700 to NZD750 6 hours
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