New Zealand Learning Adventures

River Rapids

Interested groups discover the forces and processes behind these wild powerful land-moving events of nature.

We find rapids in rivers with steep gradients.   Rapids change with the weather and seasons.

We can learn how to understand their dangers and ways of protecting ourselves should we ever get caught in a large life threatening rapid. 

Adventure seekers use rafts, boogie boards, kayaks and jet boats to experience the thrilling power of a good rapid.

Knowledge and experience help us recognise the rapids we can survive to enjoy.

Many great rapids in the world have been lost to hydro power dams that harness their energy for Hydro electric power.

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