This 200-Foot Natural Waterslide In New Zealand Where You Ride Down On Bodyboards Looks Like Heaven
I’ve always wanted to spend time in New Zealand and after seeing footage of this 200-foot natural rock waterslide I’ve got one more reason to add to the list. The Rere rockslide can be found on the Wharekopae River and it functions as a natural rock version of a slip-n-slide where people can ride down on their bellies or hop on a bodyboard.
This clip from Nat Geo Travel started making the rounds on Twitter and after that, I did some digging on YouTube and it appears as if this place is literally heaven on earth:
I love my home state of Florida but we’re seriously lacking when it comes to activities like rock slides and rafting. We’ve got some solid tubing rivers in natural springs across the state, spread out by hundreds of miles, but there’s nothing really comparable to this at all.
Growing up, I’d spend part of my Summers in the Appalachian Mountains in North Carolina and we’d hit up some awesome tubing areas where you’d get to slide down rock faces and down mini-rapids and for the life of me I haven’t been able to figure out the names of those rivers. I’d love to go back there and see if it’s nearly as cool as I remember from when I was like 8 or 9 years old.