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Kaituna River White Water Rafting

Highlights
  • 3-hour white-water rafting trip from Rotorua
  • Spend an hour paddling rapids on the Kaituna River
  • Slip down waterfalls and jump from the cliffs!
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Kaituna River White Water Rafting
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Overview
Go on an adrenaline-filled rafting excursion down the Kaituna River during this 3-hour adventure tour from Rotorua. Here, white-water rapids flow past a subtropical rainforest lining a deep canyon. See stunning waterfalls, including rafting over Tutea Falls, and jump at the opportunity for exhilarating cliff diving. Tour operates winter and summer. Wetsuit, booties and helmet are provided. No experience necessary!
What to Expect
Experience the best rafting section in New Zealand on this exciting 3-hour white water rafting excursion from Rotorua. After getting a brief instructional, including safety procedures and some tips, hop on the raft and get ready for some adrenaline-flowing fun. Float down a deep canyon on the Kaituna River, which is lined with beautiful New Zealand native flora. Admire the subtropical scenery while flowing down the river, which starts off with some easy white water. Then continue on where the river builds in difficulty. Eventually, float right under a couple of majestic waterfalls. 

Take the opportunity to jump in the river off a 10-foot (3-metre) cliff and marvel at the 23-foot (7-metre) Tutea Falls. Then head down the river for more action-packed rafting. 

The tour concludes when you're dropped off at your hotel.
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Reviews (306)
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Short but soooooooo nice!

The Kaituna river raft experience is not very long but it's so beautifull. The scenery inside the canyon is jaw dropping. We chose this rafting experience specifically because of the waterfall with the 7m drop. We had done white water rafting before so we knew...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Framptonxx
Reviewed 1 week ago
Highlight of my trip to Rotorua

This was the best time I've had in Rotorua and the highlight of my NZ trip. Loved every minute of it especially the 7metre waterfall drop and the staff are great, fun and very professional. Highly recommend the Kaituna River rafting and would do it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 539nc
Rotorua R, Guest Relations Manager at Rotorua Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Over and Over and Over again!! Love this review, thanks for coming out rafting with us out on the Kaituna :)

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing!!

I somehow got talked into this rafting thing. I was very reluctant, but I did it, and I loved it, and would I do it again??? Hell Yea!!! Thanks for letting me paddle ALL the time Jack, you were great!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank loghouse
Rotorua R, Guest Relations Manager at Rotorua Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for coming out rafting with us! We love that you were reluctant but you did it! Do it, come on out again ;) Cheers from all the crew at Rotorua Rafting

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Brilliant!

We had a great morning with Rotorua Rafting! It was raining heavily but we barely even noticed this. It’s a very professional service with top of the range gear! The guys working there were great fun and helped us to make the most of our...More

Thank sarahbaz21
Rotorua R, Guest Relations Manager at Rotorua Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we are stoked you had such a fun time rafting with us. Its a hard one, the Kaituna river is an hour on the water but it is an action packed hour, three big waterfalls, chuck...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
These guys are gold!

Had a bast on the Kaituna river! Short but intense rafting section, with some great grade 5 rapids. The 7m cascade is of course the highlight, but the guides know how to have you enjoy your descent, and will suggest some cool challenges (e.g. jumping...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stefand404
Rotorua R, Guest Relations Manager at Rotorua Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for coming out and having a blast rafting with us! It is a super fun river and we love playing out there - even better now that the water temperature is 20 degrees. Bring on the summer we say! Thanks again for taking...More

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Bernardette B
1 September 2018|
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Response from Bernardette B |
Thankyou ..was a little nervous about the 7m fall
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maithili185
19 June 2018|
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Response from big_ian | Reviewed this property |
You will be safe, they have Kayaks as safety boats to catch float aways!
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