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About Kaituna Cascades
Kaituna Cascades is the Original Rafting Company to start taking people rafting down the Kaituna River & over the 7m Tutea Falls. We are located right beside the river & have been there 30 years. The Kaituna river is now super famous for having the Worlds Highest Commercially Rafted Waterfall. Awesome scenery, warm water, 11 fun rapids and 3 waterfalls makes this a perfect river for anybody. Open all year round. Minimum age 13+ years old. Come and join our super fun team!
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This white water rafting trip is the ideal outing for adventure lovers. Ride the rapids of the Kaituna River in a safe and fun way that’s perfect for rafting beginners. No need to worry about buying special clothing, as wetsuits, helmets, life jackets, boots, splash jackets, and all necessary equipment is provided. See spectacular scenery, including Tutea Falls, and have a thrilling day to remember.
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Jenny wrote a review 20 Jun
Whangarei, New Zealand21 contributions5 helpful votes
We had a great time rafting for my birthday. The team grouped me and my partner with 4 rugby boys who made the journey super fun. Everyone had the opportunity to get soaked and jump in the water. Such a great atmosphere and our guide Rob was heaps of fun! Definitely would recommend and return for another trip
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Default01172001 wrote a review 20 Jun
Auckland, New Zealand13 contributions4 helpful votes
This trip is an absolute top of the bucket list!!! The drop off the 7m waterfall is breathtaking, like being on a roller coaster ride but fully immersed in the elements. Despite it being mid winter and during torrential rain at times, the water was surprisingly warm, the wetsuit and booties certainly kept me toasty. And as if by a miracle or perhaps abject talent, the trip photographer got some absolutely top notch photos despite torrential downpours at times. The opportunity to jump in mid stream and swim over a small rapid while getting whipped along by the current, to be picked up by our raft as we emerged into the canyon was a definite highlight, only topped by the sheer exhilaration of the waterfall drop. These guys at Kaituna Cascades are top notch. Safety was paramount the whole trip and we never once felt nervous (ok, a little going over the waterfall, sheesh!). Our guide Owen kept us in stitches during the trip. Be prepared for a gentle ribbing folks, if your a wee to sensitive, best stay home - lol. Owen got us right on point for our drop over the waterfall and we were perfectly mid stream as we went over. DO NOT MISS THIS ONE!! ps. the photos cost extra but are highly recommended. They are super sharp and capture the trip highlights perfectly. Check out Grabone for an awesome deal which includes the trip and complementary photos. With COVID hammering our tourism industry, these guys could really use your dollars guys to help keep people employed and keep a Kiwi icon floating (no pun). Thanks Guys. Definitely will be back for another ride soon!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Derek Beckett wrote a review 19 Jun
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
Awesome trip! Super friendly and welcoming team. Very conscious of our safety and made the whole trip fun. Recommend you book right away!!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Imrana B wrote a review 9 Jun
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Loved it so much. Definitely will revisit when we’re in Rotorua. Had a blast. The team where great, super helpful and super understanding. Kept us all at ease and made the experience a memorable one. To th. Kaituna cascades team... keep up the good work, you guys rock
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from Kaituna C, Owner at Kaituna Cascades
Responded 1 week ago
Legend :) Thanks for the wicked review and stoked you loved hanging out with us and the river !! See ya next time an cheers for also being awesome !
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shermocilla wrote a review 1 Jun
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions4 helpful votes
So much fun! Guides Blue, Rob and Pete were very knowledgable and always put our safety first, but made sure we had heaps of fun rafting too. Such an adrenaline rush!!
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from Kaituna C, Owner at Kaituna Cascades
Responded 2 weeks ago
It's all about the fun and games - such an amazing trip aye :)
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