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3 weeks ago
“Duckies are awesome!! ”
25 Apr 2017
“7m Waterfall!”
About
We are a world class kayaking company based right on the world famous Kaituna river. We offer a full range of kayaking lessons, Tandem kayak trips, gear hire, gear sales, and multiday kayak trips around the Bay of Plenty.
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3G Troutpool Road | Rd4, Okere Falls, New Zealand
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+64 21 277 2855
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 September 2015

The staff at Kaituna kayaks are among the top whitewater paddlers in the world, so you're in safe hands with any of them. They are adept at assessing your ability and will tailor the second part of your trip to suit. Part 1 is a...More

2  Thank seanmconline
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Me, an adventure sports man with some kayak sea surfing experience wanted to try river rafting with the potential to do the Okahere falls on a single kayak eventually. Kaituna Kayaks offered me to do first a tandem which was a sesible option at first....More

4  Thank ddgp
bradlauder, Owner at Kaituna Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Im very sorry you had a bad time on the river, its is advised to listen to your guide when on the river and not try telling the guide what they should be doing, This is what happened in your case, we know some...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks Brad for an exciting and unforgettable trip down the Kaituna. Really good communication while booking and Brad was always cool, calm and collected with us first time paddlers!

Thank keaneschelsea
Reviewed 26 April 2017

What a river! Although short, the Kaituna River offers some gnarly rapids and drops, including a 7m waterfall. Our guide Rob was a good sort and gave us some quality banter and information throughout the guided tour. Our raft had some big blokes in it,...More

Thank Samuel M
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I did the kayaking with my girlfriend. I am an advanced kayaker so I wanted to paddle the Kaituna by myself but needed a leader for that so I asked them for guiding me down the river. My girlfriend wanted to take some photos so...More

Thank Joofel
Reviewed 18 December 2016

This is probably the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world and YOU can raft it as a bloody beginner (minimum age: 13 years)! Pete and his crew explain everything very well, all the basics on land and reminders on the water. You should speak...More

Thank Caesar52Stuttgart
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Amazing trip, guide was amazing, had so much fun! Everything is made so simple by the guide and its so safe yet so exhilarating. There is an option to leave halfway, but you wont want to!

Thank Edward A
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I had a great time doing this activity and I would highly recommend everyone to try it at least once! The staff were extremely professional and helpful and very friendly. Even tho going down waterfalls seems dangerous I never once felt unsafe because the staff...More

Thank Joshbwhite
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Really fun afternoon with Bradley being an awesome host/guide Beautiful scenery very relaxing hot pool. We were super lucky that the pools were really quite. Conditions were tough coming back but Bradley was there supporting and encouraging us back 😃

Thank Njenkins29
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Firstly, to describe this stretch of white water is that although small is truly spectacular and anyone who is looking for an adrenaline rush would be crazy to miss out on this. Tuition beforehand was very good, these guys truly know what they are doing....More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Me, an adventure sports man with some kayak sea surfing experience wanted to try river rafting with the potential to do the Okahere falls on a single kayak eventually. Kaituna Kayaks offered me to do first a tandem which was a sesible option at first....More

4  Thank ddgp
bradlauder, Owner at Kaituna Kayaks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Im very sorry you had a bad time on the river, its is advised to listen to your guide when on the river and not try telling the guide what they should be doing, This is what happened in your case, we know some...More

Reviewed 11 August 2016

This was the highlight of my trip to NZ - Rafting the Kaituna River was challenging, a bit scary but great fun and I am SO glad I did it!! Memories which will stay with me forever. My son booked it for us and I...More

Thank Suzi46
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