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White Water Rafting

Rafting on the Nymboida River (or Nymbo as it’s known to river guides) is certain to entertain the complete novice as well as experienced white water warriors.

White water rafting is a fantastic way to see some of the most amazing scenery in the world whilst simultaneously enjoying the white-knuckle ride of your life. If you like your thrills wet and wild, then this is definitely the adventure sport for you and here at we plan to keep you up-to-date with all the best deals and information available on this exhilarating leisure activity. Come back and visit us often, as we intend to renew our pages regularly to ensure that we keep you informed of the best white water action around – both here and abroad.

A white water rafting trip is a great way to bond with your mates and is an increasingly popular team building activity for companies looking to get a little bit more from their corporate retreats. If you're looking for something a bit different for a Hen's or Buck's party, why not check out rafting? It'll certainly be a send off into married life that your friends will never forget! Other people get their first taste of rafting whilst on holiday when they are looking for a change of pace from lying on the beach or partying and we in Australia are very fortunate that holiday destinations such as Cairns offer some of the best white water rafting in the world.

If you've never headed out in a raft before, you might be reassured to know that different runs and sets of rapids are graded. Class 1 is the most basic and means only a small amount of rough water, whilst Class 6 indicates major waves and hazards in the water. The majority of the stretches of water regularly used for white water rafting fall between grades 3 to 5. Ask your rafting company before you book your tour to see what intensity of water you can expect on your rafting trip.

For many people, 'white water rafting' is known as part of the 'Awesome Foursome' which is the 'must do' experience in Queenstown, NZ. Many tourists make their way to Queenstown each year to test their courage on the combined rafting, bungee jump, helicopter flight and jetboat ride that is the backbone of the town's non-skiing related tourist attractions. However, Queenstown isn't the only destination in New Zealand worth checking out if you fancy an afternoon clinging to an inflatable raft – both the Kaituna River at Rotorua and the Mohaka and Ngaruroro Rivers in Hawkes Bay have some great water to try out.

Further afield, a number of countries have well-established white water rafting businesses. America has some fabulous rivers, just perfect for the sport, with the Lehigh River which runs through the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania and the


gob-smacking Colorado River which goes through the Grand Canyon in Arizona, being real standouts. However, the US and, of course, Canada, are not the only places that offer great river rafting, with other countries and river systems emerging all the time. For instance, India and Nepal both a growing rafting industry, as do Chile, Argentina, Peru and Ecuador in South America due to the fabulous canyons and river systems which run out of the Andes.

The best way to try rafting for the first time is to book in for a half-day white water rafting excursion. However, if you've done the sport of few times and really like it, why not investigate the overnight rafting trip options? There are some brilliant 3, 4 or 5-day rafting trips around and they offer a unique opportunity to get into away from it all and have some serious fun.