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White water rafting is one of the best extreme experiences in New Zealand.
Rafting was designed to excite and thrill passengers by throwing them in an inflatable raft and send them down different degrees of rough water. Also known as 'grades' the speed of the rapids in the water determine it's grade, ranging from 1-5.
Try river sledging - nominated one of the greatest water adventure in the world by Lonely Planet.
New Zealand White Water Rafting Grades:
Grade 1: Small rough areas - Skill Level: Very Basic
Grade 2: Some rough water - Skill level: basic paddling skill
Grade 3: Whitewater, small waves, maybe a small drop, but no considerable danger - Skill level: experienced paddling skills
Grade 4: Whitewater, medium waves, maybe rocks, maybe a considerable drop - Skill level: whitewater experience
Grade 5: Whitewater, large waves, large volume, possibility of a large drop, requires precise maneuvering - Skill level: advanced whitewater experience