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Kaituna Cascades was the 1st Company to start Rafting on the Kaituna River. We have been operating safe trips for over 27 years and are the closet company to the river. The Kaituna river is super famous for having the Worlds Highest Commercial...more
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18 Okere Falls Road | Bay Of Plenty, Okere Falls 3074, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a great adventure and I'm glad that I did it. Even when things didn't go as planned it was a lot of fun. The guides are great and funny (shout out to Reese) and they did a good job of building a team...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was so much fun! Great teamwork between the crew, our guide told us about the erea and history, it was the best!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had so much fun doing this white water rafting tour- we really trusted the guides and we always felt safe- even when we tipped over! The pictures they took were amazing as well.

Thank Brittany C
KaitunaCascades, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks a lot for coming Rafting with us & the Awesome review Brittany. Cheers

Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent, genuinly fun, and exciting trip. Good, friendly, and happy crew. Could not have been better!

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KaitunaCascades, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Legend mate, Stoked you had fun with the guides and loved the vibes here ! Enjoy the Holiday ! Kaituna Cascades

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had such an awesome afternoon rafting down the mighty Kaituna river today. Our guide Sam was a legend. Thanks for an awesome arvo guys. I would def recommend these guys

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KaitunaCascades, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Cheers for the recommendations - it definitely helps these days and Sam will be happy to know your loving the rafting . Big thanks from the Kaituna Rafting team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic 1 hour of fun and excitement the whole way. Hamish is the best guide; skillful, knowledgeable, and a lot of fun! One of the most exciting adventures we’ve ever done, and can now proudly say we’ve been down the highest commercially-approved waterfall in the...More

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KaitunaCascades, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Congratulations for sure - It's a big achievement and a massive amount of fun at the same time! Hamish was stoked to know he made the difference :) Cheers from the Cascades Crew

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had so much fun! These guys there are So much fun. Just go bro Our guide Hamish gave it all.. Awesome.More

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KaitunaCascades, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Legend Lasse, It was a pleasure to hang out with ya this morning and Hamish will be stoked to know you loved the ride and noticed the effort. Always good times and a great laugh aye. Have fun on your tour of NZ and safe...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was definitely the highlight of our trip so far. It was an epic 50 minute ride down some really thrilling waters. It was a real adrenaline pumper, I even fell off the raft at one point going down a waterfall but the journey always...More

2  Thank Dilraj S
KaitunaCascades, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Cheers for the awesome review !!!!! It's our main objective to give up amazing trips and leave you guys with an outstanding experience and memory - the river is awesome but we need to add that spice :) See you guys again - Massive thanks...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! What a thrilling, epic experience! Our awesome guide Rob made sure we had a ton of fun throughout the whole trip and kept us safe. You will not be disappointed by Kaituna Cascades and the raging river! We were greeted by Emma and appreciated...More

2  Thank Rachel V
KaitunaCascades, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Stoked you loved the rafting and noticed emma's enthusiasm and friendly welcomes which sets a great start to the day :) And the Charismatic Rob is always performing and giving up amazing rafting trips haha - they will both be super happy to hear you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though we had high expectations this still surprised us. A must do for anyone who is looking for adventure! Really nice customer service.

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KaitunaCascades, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

My man! Stoked we could still surprise you and make it even more epic - thats when the best time happen. Cheers for also being awesome too Massive thanks from the cascades crew

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Netboyz
11 October 2017|
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Yeah we have all the gear to keep you warm on the river - you can have wetsuits too if you like! Normally in November the water is around 18 degrees :) In summer even warmer - up to 24-25 !
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Netboyz
6 August 2017|
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Response from Petelodge | Property representative |
Yep that's the whole tour including changing briefing rafting and photo slide show after. At Kaituna Cascades base - they are right at the river so no driving at all :)
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dou2ble
27 February 2016|
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Response from Sara V | Reviewed this property |
None at all. Pickup was part of the booking.
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