For those with older children or the more active or adventurous you can enjoy nature and surroundings, with some excitement thrown in!
White Water Rafting
Rafting is definitely one of my favourite things to do, with lots of laughs, teamwork and maybe/hopefully not a few spills, or a swim! The Rangitaiki river is a good moderate trip, with lots of time to learn, hear some stories, and enjoy the bush scenery between negotiating those tricky rapids. There is usually an option to jump in for a swim where it is nice and safe.
For the thrill seekers the Kaituna river (Grade 5) is definitely for you, with 14 drops it boasts the world highest commercially rafted waterfall, so not for the faint hearted.