Top 3 Countries to go White Water Rafting!

White water rafting mid way down the 7 metre highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world

If you’re keen to get that adrenalin pumping, but haven’t quite reached the point of wanting to throw yourself out of a plane just yet, why not try white water rafting?! No experience is necessary for beginner rafting, and before you know it, you’ll be paddling your way down a river, surrounded by amazing landscapes and… oh wait, is that a 7 metre waterfall ahead?!


3. Bali, Indonesia

Coming in at number 3 is good old Bali! Just a hop, skip and a jump from Australia, this cheap little destination has so much to offer and is super popular among the Aussies. With beautiful scenery and a fantastic price point, white water rafting your way around Bali is an excellent activity to cool off during those humid days. Just be prepared to walk up a thousand stairs afterwards! Naww, but look at the pretty rice paddy fields… Booking info at Sobek Rafting.


A group of white water rafters walking out through the rice paddy fields with helmets on and oars in hand while beside an elephant water featureA splash of water comes up over the front of the white water raft while racing down the rapidsA group of white water rafters come around the corner of the rapids while laughing and screaming with joyBeautiful green rice paddy fields that you walk through to get to the white water rafting areas in Bali

2. Hopfgarten, Austria

I probably don’t need to explain why white water rafting in the Austrian Alps is a good idea… The majestic mountains tower above you, while the incredible green foliage surrounds you in every direction – just don’t fall in, those waters are icy all year round! The rapids in this little town, nestled between the Alps, draw people from all over the world, and with good reason. The region of Tyrol is famous for its adventurous activities, like rafting, paragliding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Booking info at Feel Free.

A group of white water rafters in their boat and ready to tackle the rapids in freezing temperatures in AustriaFront two white water rafters listening to instructions for the rapids ahead with two boats already headed down the river in AustriaFriendly rival boats passing us while white water rafting and splashing us with waterProfessional image of my group smiling while white water rafting the rapid of Austria in freezing temperatures

1. Rotorua, New Zealand

The number 1 spot goes to one of my favourite destinations…NEW ZEALAND! This awesome country has everything the adrenalin junkie needs – from skydiving, bungee jumping, abseiling underground waterfalls, zorbing, zip lining, and everything else in between! So, it comes as no surprise that New Zealand is the best place in the world to go White Water Rafting! I’d been rafting a few times before I tried out the awesome rapids on the Kaituna River in New Zealand’s north island, but as long as you can swim, you can do this! And by this, I mean RAFT THE HIGHEST COMMERCIALLY RAFTED WATERFALL IN THE WORLD. You heard me. A mind-boggling, heart-racing, adrenalin-pumping 7 metre vertical drop over the edge of a waterfall! Booking info at Wet ‘n’ Wild Rafting.

Some of the amazing rapids near Rotorua New Zealand where Mum and I went white water raftingMum and I with our group of white water rafters about to go over the edge of one of the waterfalls with everyone holding on tightMum and I with our group of white water rafters about to go over the edge of the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world at 7 metres with everyone holding on tightMum and I with our group of white water rafters after we made it to the bottom of the 7 metre waterfall drop, everyone is happily screaming or smiling while holding on tightMum and I with our white water rafting group with our oars in the air and smiling while celebrating that we conquered the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world

If you’ve got any other questions about white water rafting around the world, let me know in the comments below, or find me on Facebook or Instagram!

xxbry

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