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Kaituna River White Water Rafting from Rotorua provided by River Rats Raft & Kayak

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Kaituna River White Water Rafting from Rotorua

Kaituna River White Water Rafting from Rotorua
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Tour snapshot
Go rafting along Kaituna River in Okere Falls Scenic Reserve
Duration:
3h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
50
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
This white water rafting trip along the Kaituna River is the perfect pick for adventure lovers and nature fans. Enjoy a stress-free excursion without having to worry about navigating to a meeting spot, as Rotorua hotel pickup and drop-off are included. Travel down one of the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfalls—Tutea Falls, and enjoy incredible views throughout.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Hassle-free rafting trip with door-to-door transfers included
  • Travel light—equipment is provided so you're ready to go
  • Perfect for beginners—training and safety session included
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Hassle-free rafting trip with door-to-door transfers included
  • Travel light—equipment is provided so you're ready to go
  • Perfect for beginners—training and safety session included
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3772KTUNA
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All necessary equipment
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Transfers available from central Rotorua commercial accommodation
  • River Rats Raft & Kayak, 837 Te Ngae Road, Ōwhata, Rotorua 3074, New Zealand Hangar 14s, Rotorua Airport. Take the driveway on the left as you enter the airport and follow it till you see our signs. Free parking is available out the front of our base.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • There is a recommended minimum weight of 40 kilograms (88 pounds) for this tour
  • Please bring swimwear, a towel and a sense of adventure!
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All necessary equipment
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Transfers available from central Rotorua commercial accommodation
  • River Rats Raft & Kayak, 837 Te Ngae Road, Ōwhata, Rotorua 3074, New Zealand Hangar 14s, Rotorua Airport. Take the driveway on the left as you enter the airport and follow it till you see our signs. Free parking is available out the front of our base.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • There is a recommended minimum weight of 40 kilograms (88 pounds) for this tour
  • Please bring swimwear, a towel and a sense of adventure!
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    River Rats Raft & Kayak
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    River Rats Raft & Kayak
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Kaituna River
    Stop: 50 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
259 reviews
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Juanita T
2 contributions
Friends
SO MUCH FUN! A must do activity if you are in Rotorua! Was scary at the start but once you are in the water it’s so much fun.
Written 22 July 2022
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RiverRatNZ
Thanks for your reveiw. Great to hear you got over the nerves and enjoyed the trip.
Written 9 August 2022
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Sarah
1 contribution
Friends
What an experience! We absolutely loved this tour, would definitely recommend! Justin made us all feel so safe in the water and went above and beyond to ensure we had a great day. Also so grateful for the warm gear they provided, definitely not an issue doing this tour in winter. Epic pics taken by Charlotte, felt like we were laughing the whole tour!
Written 22 June 2022
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RiverRatNZ
Thanks for your awesome review, glad the equipment did its job :-)
Written 22 June 2022
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Varun N
2 contributions
5 STARS.
They are very professional and well trained. Nev and Justin were amazing. They know exactly what they are doing.
Written 21 June 2022
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RiverRatNZ
Thanks for your review.
Written 22 June 2022
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Keisss
1 contribution
Friends
Boppa was an amazing leader and helped up get prepared for the big drop we were all told everything to do so we felt most comfortable and also gave us to option to swim down the rapids he deserves a RAISE :)
Written 25 May 2022
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RiverRatNZ
Cheers for taking the time to post a review.
Written 26 May 2022
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guruboy2015
Auckland Central, New Zealand5 contributions
Totally outstanding. Have done a few white water raft trips over many many years and these guys knocked the ball out of the park. Brilliant customer service, great knowldge, and very helpful. The rafting on the Kaituna is compact - just over an hour, but worth every scent. It's epic. Adults & Kids enjoyed it alike. The two 14 year old boys with us were buzzing. Great Job & see you again soon River Rats !
Written 2 May 2022
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RiverRatNZ
Thanks for for your awesome review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written 11 May 2022
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Neil11486
Warkworth, New Zealand1 contribution
Brilliant day out for the family, they made that extra effort for us and we had a really great time. The team made it a day to remember
Written 1 May 2022
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RiverRatNZ
Thanks for the great review
Written 11 May 2022
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Andrew
Hamilton, New Zealand1 contribution
Whole experience was fantastic - a once in a lifetime blast. Justin and the guides were informative and had a great sense of humor. They catered to all people on the trip, provided people with different experience-options and always maintained a high level of safety and professionalism.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM. Would do it again 5000x over!
Written 30 April 2022
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RiverRatNZ
Thanks for your amazing review.
Written 1 May 2022
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Patrick Ye
1 contribution
The staff were all very warm and friendly. The instructor/skipper, Nev, was a good laugh and knowledgeable about the river. The whole rafting experience was one of a kind, an opportunity to raft off the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world (which they won't let you forget) and get into the water, was a unique experience. The photos taken were reasonably priced and high quality. Would highly recommend to anyone who is seeking a water-based thrill.
Written 22 April 2022
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RiverRatNZ
Cheers for your great review.
Written 25 April 2022
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Wandererswander
9 contributions
Friends
Such an amazing experience to go rafting down the Kaituna with Justin and his crew! Epic morning going over the 7 metre waterfall and coming out the other side! Thanks to Nev for being an awesome guide for us! Cant wait to go again!
Written 31 March 2022
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RiverRatNZ
Thanks for your review. We look forward to seeing you again soon :-)
Written 3 April 2022
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Maria M
9 contributions
Couples
My partner and I went on the Katina white water rafting trip and it was so fricken cool ! Nev was in the boat with us two and he was such a good time and defs knew what he was doing felt safe and had so much fun e even go to jump out and have a swim. Would definitely recommend if you’re causing Rotorua anytime soon
Written 20 February 2022
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RiverRatNZ
Cheers for taking the time to post a review.
Written 27 February 2022
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Fantastic experience
Highly recommend this tour, Justin was our guide who picked us up and got us kitted out so we didn’t have to worry
doncF1513IN
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Excellent experience
Justin was wonderful. Very informative about local culture and excellent tour guide. Nice stop at the hot springs
JDubb004
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Amazing
Amazing experience for our family of 6. Justin was an awesome knowledgeable guide. Would recommend to anyone
NgaireEm
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Great trip which exceeded expectations
We were already impressed before we arrived, as Justin always answered the phone, no matter what time we called, an
fmcfadyen2
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Memorable and picturesque even when the weather isn't great
Had a great paddle, weather was not brilliant but made the hot pools even better when we got there, even saw some g
emjudd001
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AWESOME Family trip !
Justin was amazing - we had a family trip and a very nervous mum and 10 yr old - Justin was amazing at putting us a
Larry S
Larry S
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Fun
What a unique experience, enjoyed by our party of four. We are not youngsters but managed the kayaking and enjoye
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Wairoa river awesome fun
The best rafting experience I have had. From booking to the trip it was well organised, friendly , no fuss. Just
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An absolute blast
Justin and his team were absolutely fantastic. Justin has incredible knowledge and experience. Even if you’re a beg
rogerwW5371IL
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Fantastic Kayaking Tour
We enjoyed a great experience managed well by Justin the owner of the company. He kept us well informed on weather
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Stunning and awesome!
Stunning and awesome! Justin, Nev & team put on a fantastic day. Myself and 20 teenagers had an absolute blast. The
Wendydc5151
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Awesome experience
An all round awesome adventure, good team, great kayaking, hot pools & glow worm cave. It’s all not to be missed!
484sophieu
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What an evening!
What an awesome experience! Heaps of fun and some beautiful views! Gorgeous hot pools! Amazing! Great guide knew hi
SallyL92
SallyL92
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Great guides & super fun activity!
Our guide Justin was amazing! he made us feel really comfortable and we trusted him completely. Thank you for being
Swanny18
Swanny18
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Rangatiki River Grade Two
A great time! Justin, our guide, was really fun and very experienced. He communicated well and did a great job with
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