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Rotorua Rafting - Kaituna River White Water Rafting provided by Rotorua Rafting

Rotorua Rafting - Kaituna River White Water Rafting

Rotorua Rafting - Kaituna River White Water Rafting
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Tour snapshot
Kaituna River guided rafting adventure
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
50
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Paddle thrilling white-water rapids on the Kaituna River during this rafting excursion from Rotorua. Cliff diving the canyons and rafting over Tutea Falls is not for the faint of heart. River guides help you navigate and provide all the equipment, including helmets, wetsuits, and buoyancy aids to ensure your safety.
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.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022
Available languages
German, Japanese, English, Danish, Spanish
Highlights
  • Paddle the white-water rapids and head down waterfalls
  • Gorgeous setting: subtropical rainforests and canyons
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Rotorua
What to expect
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Japanese, English, Danish, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Paddle the white-water rapids and head down waterfalls
  • Gorgeous setting: subtropical rainforests and canyons
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Rotorua
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 17658P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Professional guide
  • Equipment is provided for use: wetsuit, booties, helmet, buoyancy aids, and additional cold weather apparel
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Rotorua Rafting
Exclusions
  • Swimwear and Towel
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 761 State Highway 33, Okere Falls 3074, New Zealand
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Age limit: 10 years for half river trip, 13 years and over for full river trip (must fit safety equipment)
  • Grade 5 action
  • 1 Hour is spent on the river
  • During the summer months, the river can reach temperatures of 25degrees.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Professional guide
  • Equipment is provided for use: wetsuit, booties, helmet, buoyancy aids, and additional cold weather apparel
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Rotorua Rafting
Exclusions
  • Swimwear and Towel
Departure details
  • 761 State Highway 33, Okere Falls 3074, New Zealand
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Age limit: 10 years for half river trip, 13 years and over for full river trip (must fit safety equipment)
  • Grade 5 action
  • 1 Hour is spent on the river
  • During the summer months, the river can reach temperatures of 25degrees.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
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
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    761 State Highway 33
    761 State Highway 33, Okere Falls 3074, New Zealand
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  • 1
    Rotorua Rafting
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    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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  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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ajhinch
115705312 contributions
Amazing experience. We were pretty nervous since we were complete beginners and also the weather was really cold (came in winter June 2022). They provided wetsuits and other gear which kept us warmer than on land! Really was a once in a lifetime experience and would do it again if we had more time. Pete was a fantastic guide - so professional, knowledgeable, fun and kept us feeling confident and safe.
Written 15 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Awesome, thanks for coming out rafting with us 😜😜
Written 22 June 2022
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Bibags27
Sydney, Australia4 contributions
Jan 2020
Our family (teenagers aged 14-18yrs) went rafting with the crew yesterday and all had an incredible time. Nate was our instructor and was not only knowledgeable, enthusiastic and courteous, but very reassuring and kind to the more anxious travellers in our group. He lead us safely and beautifully through the river and I would highly recommend him to anyone who might be a bit scared setting off.

The whole crew were the most positive, engaging and supportive group of colleagues, and you felt totally confident in their experienced and capable hands.

Thank you again for a fabulous adventure and for helping our family create some fun filled memories.
Written 21 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wicked! Thanks for coming out and rafting with us, we love reviews like this - its why we do what we do! Thanks again
Written 22 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lisa-Maree Williams
1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Family
Absolutely awesome time on the river!! Felt a bit nervous but the crew put us all at ease straight away with their friendly hilarious banter and stellar expertise. Complete masters of their craft, always felt utterly safe and had a blast! Would highly recommend Rotorua Rafting for a great adventure that won’t be soon forgotten. Thanks Mitch, Nate, Nikau and Jure - what a top bunch of lads!
Written 11 February 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Awesome! Thanks for the awesome review, stoked you had a great time out on the Kaituna with the crew :)
Written 25 February 2022
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Lee T
1 contribution
Jan 2022
Great white water rafting trip with the awesome team from Rotorua Rafting. Thanks to Mitch, our guide, he was awesome and got everyone involved. Highly recommended if you want to freak the kids out for a couple of hours and have some lasting memories. Recommend getting photos, some of the facial expressions are priceless. Thank you Tuhiwai and Te Huia families
Written 7 January 2022
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Awesome!! Thanks heaps for coming out and rafting with us, we are stoked you had a great time, and that you were able to bring the whole family out! Thanks again and we hope to see you back again some time.
Written 9 January 2022
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Kaomd Namjoshi
3 contributions
Apr 2021
This was one of the most exciting and amazing adventure that I have done. To start with, we visited as a big group of 12 with friends and family including kids ( aged 10-12). The Rotorua Rafting Team did an amazing job organizing the experience. All the big boys completed the grade 5 and kids joined half way for the grade 3 part. Everything was well arranged and safe.

About the actual grade 5 experience, it was amazing. Our guide Jasper also asked to go for a short swim during the rafting. Yes, you can actually jump out of raft and swim with the raft. This was different experience and I will recommend all to do it. The big 7 meter drop was obviously the highlight. Our raft flipped upside down and it made if more interesting. A story to tell proudly now.

All the experience from check in to check out was smooth. The photos turned out great. All the Rotorua Rafting team is professional, funny and very helpful.

I hope you can also see the macho man Sam carrying the big Raft up the hill all by himself. :)
Written 5 April 2021
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Thanks for coming out and rafting with us, it sounds like you had a great time out here, and stoked to make those memories with your family! Thanks again for supporting Rotorua Rafting :)
Written 11 April 2021
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Keith_Lynn01
Ashford, UK297 contributions
The whole experience was amazing. Mitch our Captain was brilliant fun.

The route and rapids are just right and any novices or experts will find this course great fun and challenging in the right way.

I couldn’t recommend this outfit enough, professional, Health and Safety is well executed and the whole experiences exceptional value for money.

We will hopefully be back to NZ in 2020 and will make a special trip to see you guys again.
Written 8 March 2020
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Kia Ora, Thank YOU for the great review! We all love to have a bit of fun and excitement out on the river and stoked you guys came to enjoy it with us. Please get in touch if you want to come and see us again, I'm sure we can help you out on a great deal for a second round! From all the team, Thank you and look forward to seeing you again. Rotorua Rafting.
Written 16 March 2020
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653dana
Rotorua, New Zealand32 contributions
Jul 2020
Love the whole experience (despite the rain). The scenery was beautiful, the water was crisp and clean, and the air was refreshing.

The staff were amazing, super friendly, and super helpful. Our guide made us feel safe and very comfortable in the water, especially while rafting down the 7 feet waterfall. Not to mention a successful one minute tutorial of how to swim down a mini waterfall!!

There was also no delay in pick up and drop off.

I highly recommend this activity. It is a "must-do" if you in Rotorua (rain or shine).
Written 8 July 2020
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Thanks for taking the time to review us, we are stoked you had a wicked time. Rain or shine we are going rafting - you are going to get wet anyway right ;). Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you back again soon.
Written 15 July 2020
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Kim Paul
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
Jan 2021
Warm welcome from the staff at the initial meet and greet of all the would be rafters. We were made to feel relaxed and calm by Jack, even though some would have felt quite apprehensive inside.
Professional, fun and a clear explanation of all the safety measures we needed to follow for our adventure.
Juriy (hope it's spelt right) was our guide, he was excellent through out the whole rafting experience. Gotta say there was never a dull moment on the raft.
I enjoyed this experience with Rotorua rafting more than my first time with another company. So much so i am thinking of getting my work colleagues to come back out with me. Just a SUPERB Team of professionals
Written 18 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Love it!! Thanks for coming out and rafting with us, stoked you had an awesome time with the crew. We are lucky that we can call this work. Thanks again and we hope to see you back soon :)
Written 24 January 2021
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Caroline D
Wellington, New Zealand102 contributions
We had Charl as our guide today and my 11 year old daughter and I loved every minute of the trip (she joined after the grade 5 rapids.)
It's exciting but not too scary, you get wet but the water is warm, it's not as long as other rafting trips but much more thrilling.
There were heaps of people today but it's a well organized team and it was awesome to see the other rafts go over the drops. Highlights were the highest waterfall, the two swimming options, my daughter sitting on the front of the boat and riding back under waterfalls for a facefull of water.
I recommend and I'd definately do this again with this crew! Very friendly, professional and safe.
Written 27 November 2020
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Thanks for taking the time to review us - stoked you all had a great time rafting with us. The kaituna river is super fun, and we love that we got to show it off :) Thanks again
Written 14 December 2020
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EmmaSom
Hamilton, New Zealand6 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
This is asking me to highlight my favourite experience but that was the entire time! We had Nate who was amazing, but also had great experiences with the other guides too. Nate went above and beyond to get the most out of the trip and made us all laugh a hell of a lot in the process. I've wanted to do this for many years, but have ZERO regrets about having my first experience with this team nd would wait all over again if I knew what I was getting into! I am looking at coming back in the next few weeks with some family members!! I'm pretending it's because I want them to experience it, but it's honestly cause I just so desperately want to do it again.
The trip was amazing and I can't thank you enough team. Especially Nate! You're the best!
Written 19 April 2022
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Love this, this just made Nates day! Thanks for coming out and rafting with us.
Written 30 May 2022
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KarenP5195
KarenP5195
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White water rafting
Had so much fun today with Jack and crew. Loved the opportunity to swim a rapid too. It was challenging, fun and th
cagdasoten
cagdasoten
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Outdoor Adventure
It has been a pretty active day with the combination of 3 different activities but I must tell that the food was no
jess_m1409
jess_m1409
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Amazing
Absolutely amazing! We had Nate as our guide. He was so friendly and so wonderful, especially as I was pretty nervo
Greg W
Greg W
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Family Expedition
My wife and I decided it would be great to gather our four kids and their partners for a rafting experience. Raise
jackf1nnoscar
jackf1nnoscar
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Family Day on the Water
Omgosh!! This has to be one of the best experiences we have done with our 3 crazy boys. We laughed from the start t
MickyMukesh
MickyMukesh
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Highly recommanded
Adventures, a lot of fun, experienced guides The main part of trip is 7m high water fall.The way they take you from
kerynphillips
kerynphillips
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Fun fun fun!
Well run. The guides that made it a lot of fun. It was a thoroughly enjoyable family adventure. One hour on the riv
Glo762
Glo762
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Amazing experience
Had great fun... Worth every dollar... Had a great time with beautiful memories...thank you Jesper!! For great star
tazzsa
tazzsa
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Summer funtime on the Kaituna river
Celebrated the New Year with some rafting down the river. Was great fun and although nervous at the start, the gui
Heatherjoh4
Heatherjoh4
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What a blast!
Wow - such a fun, exciting day with Rotorua Rafting - totally looked after us. Our guide Jesper a real laugh, super
ipsmithnz
ipsmithnz
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too much Fun!
Too much Fun! Definitely worth it! great staff keeping the experience fun and safe! a definite must do in NZ!
mireec2016
mireec2016
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Fantastic fun for our family
We visited Rotorua Rafting yesterday to celebrate our sons 13th birthday. We had 2 13 year olds, a 14 year old, 12
GwaiLoh07
GwaiLoh07
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Highly recommended
Absolutely enjoyed every minute 😀 . Plenty of fun. Great guides making it easy for everybody (even novice). I’ll c
Clayton G
Clayton G
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A day on the water to remember!
The group of us had a fantastic morning on the river, one to remember. The guides were entertaining polite and prof
hasmukhm35
hasmukhm35
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Amazing experience
It was amazing experience of doing rafting in Kaitakiri river. Really enjoyed. Good people, good skill definitely
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