At Kaituna Cascades, we’ve often traversed the waters of Taupo for fun-filled white water rafting. It’s fair to say that this activity is filled with countless thrills and spills – of which there are too many to count! But, if you’re interested in taking on this rush of adventure, here are the benefits (and drawbacks!) you need to know about.
The Ultimate Thrills
- The Adrenaline Rush
White water rafting provides the ultimate adrenaline rush, particularly if you’re navigating through speedy currents and jagged rock formations! The excitement of rafting across such a beautiful, challenging environment allows you to focus on the fun and thrill of rafting, rather than the stress of home or physical exertion.
- Reduces Stress
Taupo white water rafting is an escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life. Being in nature is good for your mental and physical health – you can’t underestimate the impact of fresh air on your wellbeing, and when the waters are calm, white water rafting is extremely peaceful.
- Builds Teamwork
Humans are social at heart, and white water rafting is a great way to build strong bonds with fellow rafters. You need to communicate well with each other to avoid obstacles, and you must know your team members inside and out. Trust, security and strong emotional connections with others are absolutely essential for your continued happiness and health, and these values are encouraged by white water rafting.
The Ultimate Spills
- The Danger
There’s no way around it – any water-related sport is dangerous. The risk of drowning during white water rafting is rare, but present. White water rapids can be remarkably forceful, so you must always wear your life jacket when rafting, and be sure to communicate with your team about upcoming obstacles.
- The Unpredictability
Because white water is fast and turbulent, the waves and speed of the water can be unpredictable. Certainly, this unpredictability is what makes Taupo white water rafting so thrilling! Nevertheless, it’s best to be mindful before you make your booking onto a Kaituna Cascades’ tour.
To try Taupo white water rafting for yourself, look no further than Kaituna Cascades. We’ve introduced thousands of keen rafters to the thrills and spills of white water rafting over our years of operation, and offer a range of combo packages for you to take advantage of – like rafting across two rivers, or taking part in a lovely mud bath! – today. All you have to do is get in touch.