White Herons -Koutuku
Whataroa is a small farming town on SH6, just north of Franz Josef Glacier village on the West Coast of the South of New Zealand. Beyond the weatherboard pub, and across the road from the ice cream shop is White Heron Tours.
The Whataroa is easily the best white water rafting day trip in New Zealand (and I’ve done a few), with the perfect balance of heart stopping scenery and lots of white water.
Josh’s safety briefing and general instruction at the start of the trip was comprehensive, informative and surprisingly entertaining. The management of guests (some with no experience) was impressive to say the least, and it was obvious that the guides loved their job.
The bucket food (tasting is believing....trust me) and waterfall jump at lunchtime were awesome. I'd go again in a heartbeat.
Flying in with Heliservices and Puna the Pilot was the icing on the big phat cake of happiness. When it comes to the Whataroa Eco Rafting is definitely the way to go!