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Tour code: 3772KTUNA
This Kaituna River rafting adventure in the Okere Falls Scenic Reserve promises plenty of thrills! With an expert guide at the helm, you’ll paddle through Class 5 white-water rapids of the Kaituna River, including an awesome 21-foot (7-meter) drop down Tutea Falls, the worlds highest commercially rafted waterfall. Accessible to adventurous beginners, this 3-hour tour includes a safety briefing with paddling instruction, all necessary equipment and round-trip hotel transport from Rotorua.


  • Raft down the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world on this action-packed Kaituna River white water rafting tour from Rotorua.
  • You'll be provided with 15-20 minute training and safety session
  • Beginners are welcome!
  • All necessary equipment
  • Hotel pickup and drop off from Rotorua

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What You Can Expect

Kaituna River White Water Rafting from Rotorua

Kaituna River White Water Rafting from Rotorua
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Fast and furious, the Kaituna River takes you on a wild ride through foamy white water in the Okere Falls Scenic Reserve. The pool-drop nature of the Kaituna River means it is not technically difficult; every Class 5 rapid is followed by calm water — making the run suitable for adventurous beginners.

Start your 3-hour Kaituna river-rafting tour with hotel pickup in Rotorua, and relax on the 15-minute drive to your put-in point at the riverbank. Here, you’ll receive instruction on paddle commands during a 15- to 20-minute training and safety session. You’re provided with any necessary equipment (life jacket, wetsuit, booties, safety helmet, and weather-dependent polar fleece top and spray jacket) before entering the water aboard your raft.

Get right into the action, paddling through the sheer, fern-clad rock walls of a narrow gorge that provides a stunning backdrop throughout your river-rafting trip. Then hold tight for the highlight: a 21-foot drop down the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall — Tutea Falls.

After you’ve caught your breath and made it back to firm ground, relax with return transport to your hotel in Rotorua.

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Customer Reviews

Lynda B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Great time, wish it was longer. Definitely recommend these guys.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

It was a great experience, even though I don't like water. They were organised and professional giving good instructions at the start. On the river was fabulous, building confidence on two smaller rapids first and then the big 7m drop which was awesome.- we did not tip over ! Having done the big one the pressure was off and good simply enjoy the remaining rapids. Totally recomended.

Joanne W Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

brilliant. Loved every minute of this. Tour leaders were fantastic.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This is worth a try, good exercise and you get to meet some some people.

Jessica M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

Alexandra K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

It was great fun with lovely guides. My only wish was that it was longer!

stephen w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Absolutely fantastic, one of the longest rafting rivers, the guys leading it were brilliant. 50 minutes was not long enough though! Definitely recommend sitting on the front of the raft if offered.

KylieS United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Great fun going over the waterfalls! My only complaint, not long enough!

Clayton F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Great fun, great team, River Rats were brilliant and safe.

Kathleen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

The River rats guides were fantastic. This experience was amazing though scary. You must be willing to get dunked in the water to go on this tour. My kids and I had a blast.

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