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Kaituna White-Water Rafting Adventure

Highlights
  • 3.5-hour white-water rafting adventure from Rotorua
  • Paddle onto the choppy waters in the Kahikitea Forest with a guide
  • Head through steep canyons and over 14 swirling rapids
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Kaituna White-Water Rafting Adventure
From US$ 67.68
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12:30pm - Whitewater RaftingMost Popular
Raft the Highest Commercially Rafted Waterfall! 7 Metre Tutea Falls. 3hr Round Trip. Blended with a touch of Maori culture. this trip offers it all, for both rafting enthusiasts and first timers.
US$ 67.68
2:30pm - Whitewater Rafting
Raft the Highest Commercially Rafted Waterfall! 7 Metre Tutea Falls. 3hr Round Trip. Blended with a touch of Maori culture. this trip offers it all, for both rafting enthusiasts and first timers.
US$ 67.68
8:30am - Whitewater Rafting
Raft the Highest Commercially Rafted Waterfall! 7 Metre Tutea Falls. 3hr Round Trip. Blended with a touch of Maori culture. this trip offers it all, for both rafting enthusiasts and first timers.
US$ 67.68
Overview
Challenge yourself against the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall and enjoy outdoor adventure in New Zealand on this 3.5-hour Kaituna white-water rafting adventure from Rotorua. Hop into your raft in the Kahikitea Forest and take to the waves with a guide. During your tour, navigate steep canyons through native forest, and test your nerve over 14 challenging rapids. Splash, paddle and roll through New Zealand’s spectacular scenery and make the most of this North Island outdoor adventure. A full briefing and all safety equipment are included.
What to Expect
After pickup from any hotel in central Rotorua at your selected departure time, set off for a wild ride on the Kaituna River. Hop into your transport vehicle to the picturesque rafting base in the Kahikitea Forest, where river guides provide a full safety briefing. Once you've slipped into special clothing to keep you warm, grab your paddle, helmet, and life vest for the exciting journey ahead.

You'll paddle over more than a dozen rapids, including the impressive Tutea Falls, a cascade that boasts a 22-foot drop with adrenaline overload. Pass through a steep canyon lined by subtropical native forest while you learn to navigate the thrilling white water.

When you're safely back on shore, you're delivered back to the base where you can 'chill out' for a bit and view souvenir photos snapped by a professional photographer (available to purchase). Change into dry clothes and relax while transferred to your starting point.
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Reviews (50)

1 - 5 of 48 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rafting at about 10 C

I traveled with a tour group. This company picked us up and explained the gear, rafting rules, and other actions we needed to do while int he raft. These are level 5 rapid as explained to us. This was fun and I was NOT cold...More

Thank GrandTour816354
Reviewed 16 August 2018
Epic and cheap activity

Definitely a must do when in rotorua! very affordable trip with great instructors. We tipped over when we dropped off the waterfall and made the experience even more crazy! would recommend to anybody looking for adventure

Thank U4444LAtom
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile
Awesome morning

Had the best time on the river with our guide Harry! Although our team wasn’t the most coordinated #teamunco and we did flip out of the raft on the waterfall, We all had an awesome morning and would go back in a hot minute! The...More

Thank Naomi B
Reviewed 18 June 2018
How it should be done!

We had an amazing experience. The staff were very accommodating, down to earth and provided that true kiwiana vibe. We really appreciated the fact that the crew were very respectful of the area and gave acknowledgement to Ngāti Pikiao (the people of the area), the...More

Thank nicolehodgson
Kaitiaki_Adventures, Guest Relations Manager at Kaitiaki Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Kia ora nicolehodgson Thank you for your review, we do try very hard to pay the utmost respect to the river and unique culture of the Maori people whose lives have been entwined in this beautiful area for many years. Having great visitors to Aotearoa...More

Reviewed 5 June 2018
Must do when in Rotorua!!!!!

This is quite the epic adventure!! Kaituna has a very accomodating, fun, and awesome staff. Everyone was so nice and my guides definitely made the trip .... They made sure to make everyone feel comfortable before and during the trip. The actual rafting was A...More

Thank savannahjessup
Kaitiaki_Adventures, Guest Relations Manager at Kaitiaki Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Kia ora savannahjessup Awesome Feedback - our staff are the basis of our experience and will pass your feedback on to our crew Nga mihi nui Kaitiaki whanau

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