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Kaituna White-Water Rafting Adventure provided by Kaitiaki Adventures

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Kaituna White-Water Rafting Adventure

Kaituna White-Water Rafting Adventure
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98% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
30
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    30
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • 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
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • 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
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15820P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • 100% Pure NZ Kaituna Rafting! (2hr round trip)
  • Professional Adventure Photographer
  • Professional Kiwi Guide
  • Free Hotel/Motel Transfer
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
2h
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.
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.
  • 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 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 30 travellers
Inclusions
  • 100% Pure NZ Kaituna Rafting! (2hr 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
2h
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.
  • 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 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 30 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
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
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Reviews may contain information about traveller safety at this business.
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5.0
390 reviews
Excellent
373
Very good
13
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Terrible
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Nick J
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Couples
Wow what a great experience! Such a great team and great adventure. Get ready to have heaps of fun and a exhilarating activity. The team was hilarious and engaging. Boppa was great fun and explained things in a plain, simple and easy to understand way. Drax was always cracking jokes while explaining how to keep us safe and maximizing fun. Hayley was great company and helped us all along the way. Frank took a lot of awesome photos. Jess was so warm and lovely. The whole team accommodated us so well and enhanced the experience with a lot of awesome insights and connection with the local tribe. Before we went out there were safety talks and along the way. Once we were in the raft we got to work practicing all the different holds to keep us in the raft and the paddling synchronization. There were some crazy rapids and a few waterfalls. It was a great experience leaving you wanting more! Overall I could not recommend this experience more. We would definitely go again.
Thank you team for a great experience
Written 25 April 2022
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Jess B
Kia Ora! It was an absolute pleasure hosting you on your trip with us, we strive to bring our customers a fun, safe and memorable experience along the Kaituna awa and it seems like we did exactly that! The team and open minded customers tend to bounce energy off each other which always makes the trip that much better. We cannot wait to see you again so don’t be shy and join us soon for round 2! Nga mihi nui,
Written 26 April 2022
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Robbie
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
We had the time of our lives, my son and I had an amazing experience. Its times like this this that matters in life making memories. I waited 20 years for this and for my son to be old enough. I can see my son had a good time because every time he looks at the photos taken by the team there is a big smile on his face. Jackie our guide made it extra special for us with out it being obvious but I could pick it up, she got injured a bit on the 7m waterfall ( sorry Jackie for having to buy beers for the guys ha ha) and I would like to give a big shout out to her, she is very proficient in what she does and has a great personality to back that up. The rest of the team did an amazing job to support Jackie in keeping us save and intertained. See you next time.
Written 27 December 2021
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Jess B
Aww such a sweet review! Thank you so much for your support! Jackie always goes above and beyond and we are so glad you got to experience her special Manaaki. It was totally wicked to see your sons face during the activity too! haha Good stuff!! Hope we get to see you two again!! Nga Mihi Nui,
Written 7 January 2022
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Joy
Hamilton, New Zealand10 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Kaitiaki team was amazing!!! Seriously I will highly recommend the fantastic team, Hemi Ben and Jess 'THE BEST'. They made it easy and fun for us, from the beginning of the tour till the end we spent our days laughing. The adrenaline rush was epic!! The feeling of going down one of the worlds epic largest waterfalls was incredible - Kaituna River at Tutea 7meters fall is known to be dangerous. Still, with the Kaitiaki team experience, it became fearless..laid-back, pleasant and easy-going. More importantly, there was never a dull moment with them. Suppose you want to have an epic adventure book with Kaitiaki. The pictures are astounding!! Thanks to the excellent photographer Jackson. It appears the team are highly trained and experienced. The boys helped us put on the correct size helmets and safe gears before the rafting. They also explained the safety instructions clearly in the beginning and on multiple occasions. You can tell that the boys had incredible techniques in the river that kept us safe, and we were not hurt or thrown out of the boat at any time. However, there were times when we were allowed to and had a bit of fun and swimming. So much fun and laughter!!! I will be back with my friends and whanau.Thank you so much, Kaitiaki team, once again, for a fantastic experience and a perfect holiday😀
Written 19 January 2022
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Jess B
Kia Ora :) So stoked to hear you had a blast with us. Working on this river is definitely an adventure and we absolutely love sharing it with other people. Safety, Fun and Memories. That’s what we want happening here at Kaitiaki and I feel we have accomplished that for ya! We’re all excited to see you next time for more adventures! Nga mihi nui,
Written 25 January 2022
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Doug H
Highland Park, IL4 contributions
Feb 2020
This was an awesome experience. We took the 1115 run in February with Hemi. There were challenging rapids and three water falls that we went down. They were 3 feet, then a challenging 6 feet; the third an awesome 22 feet (or as they say over there, eight meters). Our guide could not hide the fact that he did not think he has an "A team crew", he prepared us for the big drop on several occasions. The drop was a once in a lifetime sensation. We were the fourth of seven to go down. Everyone was intact after the first raft, the second had everyone fall out and the third had a couple. When our turn came, we plunged down, compressed about four or five feet under the surface, while I was gripping the oar as hard as I could, and we plunged down straight and true and then popped up. We gave ourselves a round of applause. I even spent $40 on the pictures and they were cool with folks on the cruise divvying up the cost by sharing the email to the link.

The weather was cloudy and in the mid to low 60's. Being a boomer, I was concerned that my wife and I would have an uncomfortable cold experience as we did not have wet suits. NOT A PROBLEM. They provided a vest, a very warm fleece and water boots. We were more than comfortable; in fact, if the weather were several degrees colder it would have been just fine. Interestingly enough, our guide grabbed the oars of those in the back row just prior to the drop, and threw them over the falls. We picked them up in the stream below.

Written 3 March 2020
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kaitiakirafting
Kia Ora Thank you for your review. Glad to hear that you had an exciting time whilst rafting with your guide Hemi. We at Kaitiaki Adventures take pride in providing an exceptional time here doing your activity and we are happy you enjoyed yourself. Nga Mihi Kaitiaki Adventures
Written 8 July 2020
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Jake
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Family
lovely time with the whanau. Wonderful staff all round great experience. Would 100% go over and over again if we had the time. I highly recommend giving it a go before you kick the bucket. Ben our guide was a fun charismatic individual who made us all feel safe.
Written 27 December 2021
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Jess B
Kia Ora Jake! It just so awesome to read your review! Ben is a wicked guide and as you can tell he absolutely loooves what he does for a job! Thanks for taking the time out to spread the good word! Hope you're up a bit of sledging with Ben next time!!?? Nga Manaakitanga,
Written 7 January 2022
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Justine B
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
I had high expectations, and they were exceeded. Over and beyond what I could have hoped for. In our boat were all first-timers and our guide Boppa was so kind and encouraging in teaching, making us feel safe and made sure we had a bloody good time. The local knowledge and jokes took this next level. The river was amazing. And those waterfalls!! The whole entire experience, from checking in, hanging at base, the bus ride, to seeing the photos was perfect. Will be doing this experience every time I'm in Rotorua. Cannot recommend this enough.
Written 19 April 2022
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Jess B
Kia Ora Tajaqori! It was a pleasure having you on board with us for your experience, its always a good time out on the river and even better when our guests are pumped and having fun! We’ll be expecting you for your next wild ride with us on the Kaituna awa!
Written 24 April 2022
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Angela B
4 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
The whole experience start to finish was faultless, i was super nervous (like REALLY nervous) going into it but by the time we were ready to hop in the raft I was just excited to get going. Our guides names was Dan and Ben they were hilarious but I also felt very safe. 100% going back again!!
Written 3 September 2020
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kaitiakirafting
Kia Ora! Thanks for the EPIC review! We'll pass the feedback onto Dan and Ben! They'll get a thrill! You must come back and try the sledging when we're in Level 1!
Written 5 September 2020
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Donna T
Auckland, New Zealand301 contributions
Sep 2020
As a family we have used Kaitiaki Adventures twice.  The first time was for our daughter and group of her girl friends, who loved it so much we decided to do it ourselves during our visit to Rotorua.  The guilds are very professional, but down to earth and make the whole experience relaxed and fun.  From start to finish everyone we encountered was friendly and welcoming.  The suits are top quality and thermal underneath to ensure you wont experience any coldness which could put a dampener on your experience, so warm and cozy the whole time.  Amazing photos are taken throughout, capturing your epic journey along the river and down the waterfalls.  Everyone is given plenty of opportunities to make the most out of the rafting trip - and your certainly wont be disappointed with these guys.  Even the dogs are super entertaining and friendly  :)
Written 3 October 2020
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KaitiakiWhanau
Kia Ora Donna! So good to host you guys again! Thank you for the support! What an amazing review, we hope we can do it again some time soon! Nga Mihi Nui,
Written 4 October 2020
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Mathias K
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Friends
Very great experience and fun. Our guide Jackie knew her audience and made great jokes and had great small talks. In the end she recommended a place nearby with cliff jumping and robe swings, which was also AMAZING!
Written 25 January 2020
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kaitiakirafting
Kia Ora Mathias! Thank you for taking the time to review! We will pass your comments onto Jackie! Have a great rest of your journey!
Written 28 January 2020
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CruiseFan15
Ruskin, FL59 contributions
Mar 2020
We booked the rafting adventure as an excursion through our cruise ship. All the guides were very friendly and helpful. All the gear provided was in good shape and the guides gave a thorough briefing. Being inexperienced and older, I was apprehensive about doing the 7M Falls, but our guide was very supportive and I am so glad I did it. Even though our raft did overturn going over the 7M Falls, the guides got us all back in the raft safely. The rafting trip was very scenic. Photos were taken along the way and offered for sale after the trip. Also light refreshments were offered after the rafting trip. I would definitely recommend Kaitiaki Adventures.
Written 18 March 2020
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kaitiakirafting
Kia Ora, Thank you for your review, We at Kaitiaki take pride in providing a high quality standard on our rafting trips. Great to hear that you had a awesome time with us.
Written 30 June 2020
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