Rafting is the perfect summer sport, a thrilling ride down a river where you can fully immerse yourself in the beauty of nature.
If you’re planning to do some rafting, there is an important choice for you to consider: rafting or white-water rafting. Here you can discover some of the key differences between the two and decide which is right for you.
The key difference between rafting and white-water rafting is the pace: river rafting is a much calmer experience that is perfect if you’re just looking to escape the stress of modern life and take in the beauty of nature.
River rafting is a slower-paced experience, where relax, get closer looks at the local flora and fauna and take in the sights and sounds of nature.
With river rafting, the waters will be slower and calmer, so even if you’re a newcomer to rafting you should be perfectly safe, provided you have a skilled guide.
White-water rafting, on the other hand, is much more fast-paced, and is more about the thrill, with rapids and drops sure to get the heart racing.
White-water rafting takes place on rivers with an aerated or unstable current. These rivers produce white, frothy water which is why it’s known as white-water rafting.
It’s significantly more challenging than river rafting, so training will definitely be required beforehand, but white-water rafting is perfect for those looking for a thrilling and memorable experience. With the appropriate training and a skilled guide, white-water rafting is perfectly safe.
Which is best for you?
In conclusion, river rafting is for those who are looking for a more tranquil experience, where they can explore the river at a slower pace whilst taking in the natural beauty and abundant wildlife of the river.
If you’re looking for a more challenging and thrilling experience, white-water rafting is for you. The raging rapids and sudden drops make for a white-knuckle ride that’s sure to get the heart pumping and leave you and your loved ones with thrilling memories.
Kaituna Cascades is the perfect place in Auckland for white-river rafting. To find out more about our courses, get in touch with us or visit our website today.