Rafting The Mighty Waiau Toa!

27th Oct 2023

A group of 7 young people took up the challenge of rafting the mightly Waiau Toa/Clarence River recently - supported by 2 of our staff and 3 raft guides from Clarence River Rafting. 

Highlights of the trip included the helicopter trip into the valley, a 3 hour water fight on the river, learning about the river, the changes that happened in the 2016 earthquake, different rock types, te reo names and what they mean, the amazing kai and the group bonding and relationship building.

We stayed in tents, learnt how to build and use a long drop, cooked over campfires and somehow survived without phones and internet for 3 whole days!! It was an amazing experience, along with the challenge of a wild nor-west wind adding to the adventure!

We are incredibly grateful to Clarence River Rafting for their care, experience and manaakitanga, and to Sport Tasman's Tu Manawa fund for helping make this opportunity possible.


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