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Kaituna White-Water Rafting Adventure provided by Kaitiaki Adventures

Kaituna White-Water Rafting Adventure

Kaituna White-Water Rafting Adventure
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Last updated: 25 Jun 2020
A note from Kaituna White-Water Rafting Adventure
All Kaitiaki Staff/contractors have been provided Information and training regarding the Hazards/Risk associated with COVID-19 All staff have been asked to contribute feedback All feedback has been considered by the business to make an informed decision pre-operation
What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • 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
Japanese, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Japanese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
After pickup from any hotel in central Rotorua at your selected departure time, set off for a wild ride on the Kaituna River. Hop into your transport vehicle to the picturesque rafting base in the Kahikitea Forest, where river guides provide a full safety briefing. Once you've slipped into special clothing to keep you warm, grab your paddle, helmet, and life vest for the exciting journey ahead. You'll paddle over more than a dozen rapids, including the impressive Tutea Falls, a cascade that boasts a 22-foot drop with adrenaline overload. Pass through a steep canyon lined by subtropical native forest while you learn to navigate the thrilling white water. When you're safely back on shore, you're delivered back to the base where you can 'chill out' for a bit and view souvenir photos snapped by a professional photographer (available to purchase). Change into dry clothes and relax while transferred to your starting point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15820P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
100% Pure NZ Kaituna Rafting! (3hr round trip) • Professional Adventure Photographer • Professional Kiwi Guide • Free Hotel/Motel Transfer
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Pick ups offered for all central Rotorua Accommodations, including the i-SITE and Information centre - Contact us directly by phone or email if you can not see your pick up in the area.
1135 Te Ngae Road, Tikitere, Rotorua 3074, New Zealand Please arrive at our raft base for check in
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
100% Pure NZ Kaituna Rafting! (3hr round trip) • Professional Adventure Photographer • Professional Kiwi Guide • Free Hotel/Motel Transfer
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Pick ups offered for all central Rotorua Accommodations, including the i-SITE and Information centre - Contact us directly by phone or email if you can not see your pick up in the area.
1135 Te Ngae Road, Tikitere, Rotorua 3074, New Zealand Please arrive at our raft base for check in
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
Not wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Reviews may contain information about traveller safety at this business.
Popular mentions

5.0
337 reviews
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Eve Feeney
Vietnam25 contributions
Amazing!
Apr 2021 • Friends
A group of me and my friends did a Raft today with Dan, he was so funny and we had so much fun! It’s so awesome and exciting! A must do if you’re in the area 😊
Written 25 April 2021
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AmiSavea
1 contribution
Would def return
Apr 2021 • Family
Easy process. Great guides. Very safe procedures. Very experienced established company and would def return.
Written 24 April 2021
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Sasha Thain
1 contribution
Top trip
Apr 2021 • Friends
Had an amazing time, so much fun! The instructors were awesome, made us feel safe! Cheers everyone!!
Written 18 April 2021
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Jess B
Kia Ora, Awesome to hear you had an amazing time with our staff here at Kaitiaki Adventures. Thank you for your review and we hope to see you in the near future. Nga Mihi Kaitiaki Adventures
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Prue Lye
3 contributions
Amazing experience
Apr 2021 • Family
So much fun!!! Highly recommend it. All the staff are super friendly & our guide Jackie was awesome!! Can’t wait to bring the rest of my family back to experience it.
Written 5 April 2021
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Jess B
Kia Ora, Thank you for your review. Jackie is an awesome guide and we are very lucky to have her amongst the crew here at Kaitiaki Adventures. We hope you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you and the family in the near future. Nga Mihi Kaitiaki Adventures
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Leah H
3 contributions
Just do it!
Apr 2021 • Couples
Loved every freakin minute of this! Our guide Dan made the rafting exciting and fun. Absolute gold. Best experience and can't recommend highly enough!
Written 4 April 2021
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Jess B
Kia Ora Leah, Dan is an awesome guide and were so lucky to have him amongst our crew. Thank you for your review! Were glad to hear you had a great experience Rafting at Kaitiaki Adventures. Hope to see you in the near future. Nga Mihi Kaitiaki Adventures
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Jocelyn L
2 contributions
Highly Recommended!!!
Apr 2021 • Family
Spending an afternoon with Kaitiaki Adventures has been worth our while. Me and my whanau did the water rafting, and boy did they gave us a great time. Never a dull moment, 5 star adventure from beginning to end. Greatly recommended!!!! Looking forward to do the other activities in the near future. Tena Koutou!!!
Written 3 April 2021
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Jess B
Kia Ora! Thank you for your great 5 star review, We are so stoked to hear of your awesome time you had here with our guides at Kaitiaki Adventures while Rafting. We hope to see you again soon sometime maybe give sledging a go next time? Nga Mihi Kaitiaki Adventures
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Renee R
3 contributions
Do it ! You won’t regret it !
Mar 2021 • Family
Amazing experience with even more amazing guides. Really fun to do with family and is non stop adventures from the moment you step in to that wet suit. We had a group of 22 and not one of us had anything negative about the team here at Kaitiaki. Safety is important for them but also making sure everyone has fun. GUARANTEED you will want to this again. We know we will.
Written 29 March 2021
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Jess B
Kia Ora Renee, Thank you for your awesome review, We here at Kaitiaki Adventures take pride in what we do and give our best to make sure we also have fun with everyone. We hope to see you again sometime in the near future. Nga Mihi Kaitiaki Adventures
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Gracie
1 contribution
Take the plunge
Mar 2021 • Family
Started off feeling so nervous at the beginning of the day, but am SO glad I did it! Was an amazing experience and Jackie was an awesome guide, she made us feel so safe but also gave us the confidence to make it an experience we won’t forget! I loved every second of it. 100% recommend to everyone and anyone 😊
Written 27 March 2021
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Jess B
Kia Ora Gracie!! Awesome stuff! Jackie is such an asset to the team, we are glad you felt safe and had fun doing it! Hope we get to see you again one day soon!! Nga Manaakitanga
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Michael
2 contributions
Simply AWESOME!
Mar 2021
Amazing! Thrilling! Awesome! Just some of the words to describe the experience. Wade, our guide was both knowledgeable and entertaining! Highly recommend to anyone seeking an adrenaline rush, with loads of fun! Thank you team!
Written 25 March 2021
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Jess B
Kia Ora Trini! Thank you so much for your awesome review! He was probably too humble to tell you he one of the most experienced raft guides on the planet! We are so glad you had such an awesome experience with Wade! Nga Mihi Nui,
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Aimee C
2 contributions
Amazing fun!!
Mar 2021 • Family
Awesome experience and amazing Guides! Thanks especially to Ben! You helped make it all the better with your enthusiasm!
Written 19 March 2021
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Jess B
Kia Ora Aimee! Thank you so much for taking the time to post an awesome review :) We are glad to hear you had such a lovely time! hope to see you again one day soon! Nga Mihi,
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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