Rotorua Rafting's current risk disclosure is communicated through the check-in process using
By accepting this risk disclosure, you at this moment acknowledge that in participating in a trip
run by Rotorua Rafting, there are inherent dangers and risks and while Rotorua Rafting will
use a high degree of skill in ensuring the safety and welfare of participants, it will not accept
liability for loss, injury or damage sustained by a participant or their dependents in circumstances
where the exercise of reasonable care could not have avoided such an event. While the staff and
management of Rotorua Rafting will take all practicable steps to identify and minimise potential
dangers, I acknowledge that I must follow the guide's instructions and use the safety equipment
when instructed. If I am responsible for a person under 18, I must ensure that the underage
person follows the Guides' instructions at all times. I release and indemnify Rotorua Rafting and
staff against any liability they incur to anyone else resulting from my failure to follow Rotorua
Rafting instructions or the loss of any underage person accompanying me to follow the Guides'
Rotorua Rafting reserves the right to withdraw any person who, in their opinion, is likely to
endanger themselves or others. This exclusion includes the overuse of alcohol and/or recreational
drugs. I also recognise that Rotorua Rafting reserves the right to cancel, modify, or curtail any trip
if my safety or that of any other person becomes a concern.
I am aware that Rafting is an Adventure Activity with a degree of risk inherent to the grade of the
river being rafted, and participation in a “Rotorua Rafting Tour" may have extreme dangers and
risks, some of which include:
- River Hazards - Rivers are dynamic environments with hidden risks in their natural state and have many obstacles and severe hazards that may not have been identified before, examined and identified.
- Raft Flipping - which may frequently occur in certain rivers
- Weather - weather conditions may be extreme and change rapidly without warning.
- Vehicle - additional risks are posed by road travel.
- Conduct of the Guide - the behaviour of the Guide and the Guiding Staff and the conduct of other rafters.
I willingly accept all the risks of rafting, including the risks described above and the possibility of
personal injury, death, property damage or loss resulting from any reason. I acknowledge that the
enjoyment and excitement of rafting are derived partly from rafting on grade 5 rivers. That the
inherent risks of rafting contribute to such joy and excitement.
I accept that all Rotorua Rafting liability for loss or damage to my property, disruption to travel
plans, or mental injury is excluded. This exclusion is subject to any rights or remedies a customer
has under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 or any other New Zealand law.
By accepting this waiver, I confirm that I am of the Age of Majority and that I have read and
understood this Agreement and agree that this Agreement will be binding upon my heirs, next of
kin, executors, administrators and successors. If under 18 years, the parent or legal guardian
must accept this Risk Disclosure..
I certify that the information I have provided on my enrolment form regarding Medical Condition/s
or other information is correct.
I understand that Rotorua Rafting may take photographic images, audio or video recordings of me
undertaking the activity, and they may be used for social media, marketing or promotional use.