5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Reviews

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  • Location:Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Kaituna River features grade 5 rapids plus the awesome 7 meter (21 feet) Tutea Falls, the worlds highest commercially rafted waterfall. Take the ultimate thrill ride on this Kaituna River white water rafting tour.

Highlights

  • 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

A short 15-minutes from Rotorua is Kaituna River. You can't get more thrills and action than on a grade 5 rapid. Fast and furious, you'll ride through foamy water over the seven meter drop waterfall!

Most of the trip runs through a very narrow gorge with sheer rock walls clad in ferns and other native plants providing a truly stunning backdrop to this exciting tour.

Although this trip provides full on action the pool drop nature of the river means it is not technically difficult so the trip is suitable for adventurous beginners. In fact around 70% of customers have never rafted before.

Around 15 - 20 minutes of training is provided prior to the trip teaching all the required paddle commands and safety information.

Situated in the Okere Falls Scenic Reserve the river is pool drop, meaning that every rapid is followed by calm water making it very forgiving for a grade 5 river.

You'll be provided with:

  • Safety Helmets
  • Lifejackets
  • Wetsuits
  • Polar Fleece Tops (weather dependent)
  • Spray jackets (weather dependent)
  • Wetsuit Booties

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

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

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

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

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

A truly fun and amazing experience. The best way to enjoy this would be a group of friends. The weather was perfect, the water was warm and the four of us on the raft had the most amazing time rafting. A must do in Rotorua.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

We had a blast, and the staff were wonderful about accomodating a member of our party who has physical challenges. Really a thrilling ride in a gorgeous setting.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Loved the trip!
Thanks Steve for the great trip back and forth!
Abi and I enjoyed the day immensely!
Thanks!
Anita and Abi

Simon G
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Had and awesome time, our guides was funny and told us a lot, not just about rafting but about the area we where in too. Will do again next time we are in NZ

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