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Kaituna Cascades was the 1st Company to start Rafting on the Kaituna River. We have been operating trips for over 26 years and are the closet company to the river The kaituna river is super famous for having the Worlds Highest Commercial Rafted...more
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18 Okere Falls Road | Bay Of Plenty, Okere Falls 3074, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very great location. Very friendly staff, experienced and knowledgable about the area. A must do in Rotorua.

1  Thank mohbu50
Petelodge, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Cheers for the great review :) Was fun rafting with you!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great fun , Blue was a great guide and we were well prepared . Gear good , fleecy tops and wetsuits , boots and ponchos . Not too cold despite winter water temp of 10-15 deg . Rapids heaps of fun , got fully submerged...More

1  Thank partyof9_perth
Petelodge, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Great review - winter rafting is awesome aye, no crowds and good times with boss man Blue! Cheers from the Cascades crew

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great experience. Well worth the money, we got to go down 3 waterfalls and even swam down a really steep rapid. Awesome day, awesome guides.

Thank adamdaniels142
Petelodge, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We believe the guides make the difference between a fun trip and an amazing trip for sure, Stoked you loved it and got involved with all the swimming and extra activities. Big cheers from the team here at Cascades

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Class experience, highly recommend. Some squad running it , hot whiskey was all that was missing. Thanks again!

1  Thank KevinLeahy97
KaitunaCascades, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Haha - We bring the fun you bring that hot whiskey ;) Great trip fellas - good to hang out with ya's. Cheers from the Lads at Cascades

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were very professional, friendly and knowledgable. The kit was great and we felt safe at all times. The rapids and the waterfalls were challenging but incredibly fun. It was the best white water rafting I’ve ever done and I would highly recommend!

1  Thank dgs130194
KaitunaCascades, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for a sweet review and pretty well summed up to! Glad we could help out with some awesome rafting - The waterfall is pretty amazing aye! Big Cheers from the Cascades Crew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic day! Guides were amazing/ professional and lots of fun..we even had our wetsuits warmed up for us before we started. This was my dad and I’s first time water rafting and it exceeded our expectations. The photos were also high quality..Highly recommend!...More

1  Thank chelseah790
Petelodge, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Haha a toasty dry and warm wet suit is the best aye! Stoked you loved it and we are happy to help out. Thanks for the great review. Cheers from the Cascades crew

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend. Guides are great and the river is mega fun. Definitely put this on your list! Even on a cold day they have lots of gear to keep you toasty warm. Winter is no excuse not to have fun. :)

1  Thank John H
Petelodge, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Winter rafting is awesome aye - bit more relaxed, lots of water and toasty gear :) Stoked ya loved it - see ya back in the summer for some board shorts rafting. Cheers from the Cascades Crew

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was sick! One of the highlights so far for me and my boyfriend on our NZ trip. Our guides were great and well spirited. Highly recommend booking with Kaituna Cascades.

1  Thank Anita S
KaitunaCascades, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Top notch !! Thanks for the awesome review - I'll pass it onto the lads for sure. Enjoy the rest of your NZ tour :) Cheers from the Cascades crew

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yesterday a coworker and I went rafting with Kaituna Cascades. Both of us have rafted several times before and thus had high expectations. Kaituna Cascades not only met but exceeded these expectations. Their location couldn't be better located -- less than a minute walk from...More

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

Legends - great review and the lads loved being splashed in thier faces too - even on the winters morning ....... :) See ya's next time - Cheers from the Cascades crew

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Guides have great knowledge and they make the trip with it themselves. Loved every minute and plenty of laughs, would do it again and can't recommend the team enough. Shout out to Hamish running our crew.

1  Thank Jimiwebley
Petelodge, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Awesome review thanks! The River is amazing but we think the Guides make the difference too . Will pass on the great comments to our man Hamish. Cheers and a big shout out from the Cascades Crew

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Netboyz
11 October 2017|
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Response from Petelodge | Property representative |
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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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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