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White-Water Sledging Adventure

Highlights
  • 3-hour white-water sledging adventure from Rotorua
  • Clip into your helmet as a guide explains the correct technique
  • Navigate the Okere River’s swirling rapids and relaxing flats
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White-Water Sledging Adventure
From US$72.83
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12:30pm - Kaituna SledgingMost Popular
Take on the river at eye level! Play holes and awesome rapids to negotiate your way through as you are in charge of your own vessel – propelled by the flippers on your feet.
US$72.83
8:30am - Kaituna Sledging
Take on the river at eye level! Play holes and awesome rapids to negotiate your way through as you are in charge of your own vessel – propelled by the flippers on your feet.
US$72.83
2:30pm - Kaituna Sledging
Take on the river at eye level! Play holes and awesome rapids to negotiate your way through as you are in charge of your own vessel – propelled by the flippers on your feet.
US$72.83
Overview
Take a scenic excursion through the New Zealand wilderness on this 3-hour white-water sledging adventure from Rotorua. Listen as a guide explains the challenges ahead, then — with your helmet and life vest clipped on — take to the Okere River on your floating sledge. Twist and turn through swirling river rapids, float gracefully along relaxing flats, and admire views over the mighty Kahikatea Forest. This family-friendly tour is suitable for thrill-seekers of all ages and skill levels.
What to Expect
After pickup from your hotel in Rotorua, you will be transferred to the sledge base situated in the picturesque Kahikatea Forest. Receive a safety briefing from your river guide before you're provided with all of the necessary clothing and equipment to keep you warm and safe.

Snap on your life vest and helmet, then jump into the Okere River with your floating sledge, a purpose-built riverboard that will steer you through a challenging section of Class III rapids. Your guide will ensure that you are confident before taking you out for the ride of your life. Use the flippers on your feet to propel you through the white water then float through tranquil sections past the pretty scenery. This tour is a must-do for anyone looking for a great thrill no matter their skill level. 

Spend about an hour enjoying the adrenaline-fueled ride before you're brought 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.
Reviews (6)
1 - 5 of 5 reviews
Reviewed 1 July 2018
Winter White Water Sledging 2018

Awesome afternoon out with the team, well looked after and definitely the toughest white water I’ve been on but absolutely loved every minute, can’t wait to go back. Crew very respectful of the waterways. Downside I need stronger legs, lol.More

Thank Hiedi G
Kaitiaki_Adventures, Guest Relations Manager at Kaitiaki Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Kia ora Hiedi G Thank you very much for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your experience with us at Kaitiaki Adventures. Sledging is deinately demanding on your legs, hopefully we can get you on the Kaituna again cascading over the 7m waterfall:) Nga...More

Reviewed 13 April 2018
Do the SLEDGING and the WW RAFTING together!

We went sledging (seriously, just do this) and then went white water rafting. It was such a blast to experience the water both ways. Sledging is a riot, and you don't want to miss the opportunity to raft down a 21' waterfall! Our main guide...More

Thank Amy C
Kaitiaki_Adventures, Guest Relations Manager at Kaitiaki Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Kia ora Amy C Thank you so much for your review, we greatly appreciate your feedback! We love it when we get visitors who undertake the double Sledge and Raft experience here in Rotorua! Nga mihi nui Kaitiaki whanau

Reviewed 1 March 2018
White water sledging

We've done rafting and kayaking many times and fancied something different, and what we got definitely delivered! This was absolutely brilliant, not for the faint hearted or weak swimmers mind, we were shattered afterwards! Our guides (whoever did 6/2/18) were great, once on the water...More

Thank laurenbeeforth
Kaitiaki_Adventures, Guest Relations Manager at Kaitiaki Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Kia ora laurenbeeforth Thank you for your wonderful feedback about your River Sledging Experience. Our sledge guides pride themselves on being at the top of their game and your feedback definitely gives them some awesome recognition Nga mihi nui Kaitiaki whanau

Reviewed 15 January 2018
Seldging! Best adrenaline rush out there!

We had the pleasure of doing the sledging tour on our first day in New Zealand! What a rush and insane thrill! I love rafting and kayaking and enjoy being on the water but this was next level awesome! You basically float down class three...More

Thank D L
Kaitiaki_Adventures, Guest Relations Manager at Kaitiaki Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Kia ora D L Thank you so much for your review, we greatly appreciate your feedback! We love it when we get visitors who undertake the Sledge experience here in Rotorua Nga mihi nui Kaitiaki whanau

Reviewed 24 December 2017
Top activity in NZ!

My 18 yr old son, and 15 yr old daughter and I are adrenaline junkies and love doing lots of things. Within the same week we went bungee jumping, swing, skydiving wind tunnel, luge, and zorb. Of all these the sledging was voted as the...More

Thank Lloyd C
Kaitiaki_Adventures, Guest Relations Manager at Kaitiaki Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Kia ora Lloyd C Thank you for the amazing review. Our crew try hard to push the personal interaction side of sledging - to make it fun and enjoyable, whilst still being safe at the same time. Our team of guides most definitely make it...More

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