River Rats Raft & Kayak

River Rats Raft & Kayak, Rotorua: Hours, Address, River Rats Raft & Kayak Reviews: 5/5

River Rats Raft & Kayak
5
River Rafting & Tubing • Kayaking & Canoeing
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7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
About
River Rats have been offering quality adventures for over 35 years. There’s something for everyone, from full on grade 5 action on the Kaituna River, featuring the world's highest commercially rafted waterfall, through to a gentle grade 2 scenic raft trip suitable for participants as young as 5 years old. Kayaking is available as freedom hire or a guided tour. Paddle the local lakes to a secluded beach or enjoy a hot water swim only accessible by boat, an evening kayak option is available in summer that includes a BBQ dinner and a hidden Glow Worm cave
Rotorua, New Zealand
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Tours and Tickets by River Rats Raft & Kayak
3 hours
Free cancellation
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99% of travellers recommend this experience
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$129.00
per adult
6 hours
Free cancellation
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100% of travellers recommend this experience
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$169.00
per adult
6+ hours
Free cancellation
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94% of travellers recommend this experience
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from
$189.00
per adult
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Fraser
1 contribution
May 2022
Had a great paddle, weather was not brilliant but made the hot pools even better when we got there, even saw some glow worms on the way back. Great stories from our guide along the way. Highly memorable experience overall!
Written 16 May 2022
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RiverRatNZ
Thank you for taking the time to post a review.
Written 18 May 2022
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Maree J
1 contribution
May 2022
Justin was amazing - we had a family trip and a very nervous mum and 10 yr old - Justin was amazing at putting us at ease, making it super fun, relaxed and totally enjoyable.

Would highly recommend River Rats - they take care to make you feel super comfortable, and also provide lots of info during the trip, with some little excursions along the way.

A great family day out!!
Written 16 May 2022
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RiverRatNZ
Thank you for your awesome review.
Written 18 May 2022
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guruboy2015
Auckland Central, New Zealand5 contributions
Mar 2022
Totally outstanding. Have done a few white water raft trips over many many years and these guys knocked the ball out of the park. Brilliant customer service, great knowldge, and very helpful. The rafting on the Kaituna is compact - just over an hour, but worth every scent. It's epic. Adults & Kids enjoyed it alike. The two 14 year old boys with us were buzzing. Great Job & see you again soon River Rats !
Written 2 May 2022
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RiverRatNZ
Thanks for for your awesome review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Written 11 May 2022
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Neil11486
Warkworth, New Zealand1 contribution
Apr 2022
Brilliant day out for the family, they made that extra effort for us and we had a really great time. The team made it a day to remember
Written 1 May 2022
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RiverRatNZ
Thanks for the great review
Written 11 May 2022
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Andrew
Hamilton, New Zealand1 contribution
Apr 2022
Whole experience was fantastic - a once in a lifetime blast. Justin and the guides were informative and had a great sense of humor. They catered to all people on the trip, provided people with different experience-options and always maintained a high level of safety and professionalism.

I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM. Would do it again 5000x over!
Written 30 April 2022
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RiverRatNZ
Thanks for your amazing review.
Written 1 May 2022
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Patrick Ye
1 contribution
Apr 2022
The staff were all very warm and friendly. The instructor/skipper, Nev, was a good laugh and knowledgeable about the river. The whole rafting experience was one of a kind, an opportunity to raft off the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world (which they won't let you forget) and get into the water, was a unique experience. The photos taken were reasonably priced and high quality. Would highly recommend to anyone who is seeking a water-based thrill.
Written 22 April 2022
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RiverRatNZ
Cheers for your great review.
Written 25 April 2022
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313larry
Auckland Central, New Zealand4 contributions
Apr 2022
What a unique experience, enjoyed by our party of four. We are not youngsters but managed the kayaking and
enjoyed the Hot Pool swim, BBQ and glowworms on the way home. Justin was an excellent host. Totally recommend this trip.
Written 22 April 2022
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RiverRatNZ
Thank you for taking the time to post a review.
Written 25 April 2022
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Tony
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
The best rafting experience I have had. From booking to the trip it was well organised, friendly , no fuss. Just great service and a great afternoon. We did the Wairoa river trip at 1pm Easter Sunday. My 18 yo son and I had a great time. I was really impressed with the way the guides helped a special needs participant & anyone nervous. Everyone had great fun.
Written 18 April 2022
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RiverRatNZ
Thank you for your awesome review :-)
Written 21 April 2022
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Nicole J
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Couples
Justin and his team were absolutely fantastic. Justin has incredible knowledge and experience. Even if you’re a beginner or nervous you’ll be in great hands and have a brilliant time
Written 9 April 2022
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RiverRatNZ
Cheers for the review.
Written 21 April 2022
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Wandererswander
7 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
Such an amazing experience to go rafting down the Kaituna with Justin and his crew! Epic morning going over the 7 metre waterfall and coming out the other side! Thanks to Nev for being an awesome guide for us! Cant wait to go again!
Written 31 March 2022
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RiverRatNZ
Thanks for your review. We look forward to seeing you again soon :-)
Written 3 April 2022
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