White water Rafting in the Simbu Rivers is possible because of the perfect fast flowing nature of the rivers. Wahgi River runs along Simbu, Jiwaka and Western Highlands and that gives rafters a remarkable exposer and experience of the three provinces in just one trip.
The Wagi River begins at Western Highlands Province, runs through Jiwaka and Simbu to join with Purari River in the Gulf of Papua. Teaming up with many tributaries it becomes one of the largest river systems in the country. Steep gorges and slopes squeeze it, which makes it the fastest flowing river in PNG. Most of the people living along this river obtained their protein through fishing. Many rafting spot along the way are offered for interested whitewater rafters in Mt Hagen, Jiwaka and Simbu. You can cover a distance of 100 km or more depending on your interests and endurance.
Rafting in Simbu through the Waghgi River is truly worth an experience for rafters. You will come across many sightseeing spots such as waterfalls, caves, hillside gardens, villages and many more unique flora and fauna. Far down the river is the Pile Salt Creek, the only source of our traditional salt throughout history of our ancestors. The essential substance of trade and barter system in Simbu and the neighboring provinces throughout the stone ages. Whereas rafting in Jiwaka and Western Highlands takes you through the vast Wahgi Valley, along riverside villages, plantations and gardens. Rafting here is not too dangerous as in Simbu and is good, not many risks are involved. There are other big rivers that are also best for rafting available.
The Simbu River is the largest river in Simbu. In fact it is not bigger than Wagi but because it starts and ends at simbu. Its sources are Lake Piunde and Aundo the highest lakes (elevation) in Papua New Guinea. Joining up with some river and underground waters to become big as it is. The river cuts through steep lime stone mountains to join up with the Wagi River. It rumbles and grumbles down the mountain faster than the Wagi River. Regardless of it being remarkable and adventurous only experienced rafters can do because it is very risky. There are many uncountable and breathtaking sightseeing spots that worth photographing. You will pass through waterfalls, sloppy hillside gardens, villages, riverside caves and naturally painted limestone walls.