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Kaituna River White Water Rafting

  • 3-hour white-water rafting trip from Rotorua
  • Spend an hour paddling rapids on the Kaituna River
  • Slip down waterfalls and jump from the cliffs!
Kaituna River White Water Rafting
From US$ 57.20
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Summer rafting experience on the Kaituna River departing at 9am
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Go on an adrenaline-filled rafting excursion down the Kaituna River during this 3-hour adventure tour from Rotorua. Here, white-water rapids flow past a subtropical rainforest lining a deep canyon. See stunning waterfalls, including rafting over Tutea Falls, and jump at the opportunity for exhilarating cliff diving. Tour operates winter and summer. Wetsuit, booties and helmet are provided. No experience necessary!
What to Expect
Experience the best rafting section in New Zealand on this exciting 3-hour white water rafting excursion from Rotorua. After getting a brief instructional, including safety procedures and some tips, hop on the raft and get ready for some adrenaline-flowing fun. Float down a deep canyon on the Kaituna River, which is lined with beautiful New Zealand native flora. Admire the subtropical scenery while flowing down the river, which starts off with some easy white water. Then continue on where the river builds in difficulty. Eventually, float right under a couple of majestic waterfalls. 

Take the opportunity to jump in the river off a 10-foot (3-meter) cliff and marvel at the 23-foot (7-meter) Tutea Falls. Then head down the river for my action-packed rafting. 

The tour concludes when you're dropped off at your hotel.
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Reviewed yesterday

AWESOME rafting trip on the Kaituna river. Beautiful surroundings as well as action packed fun! Everyone can do it. Safety is at top and the guides are the best I have ever seen :D

Thank Jesper S
Reviewed 3 days ago
Epic experience

This was such an awesome experience for our students. It really pushed them outside their comfort zones and gave them a challenge. The guides were very supportive and positive and we all really enjoyed the experience!!

Thank Laura O
Reviewed 3 days ago
Awesome for school groups

The communication, helpfulness, professionalism and enthusiasm of the whole team at Rotorua Rafting makes this an outstanding experience for our Yr 12 school students. A highly recommend this as an activity for small to large groups of senior school students.

Thank Flynn B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Amazing experience!

This was way more than we expected and I highly recommend it to all adrenalin junkies! We had no rafting experience at all but the guides were really great at getting us safely through the grade 5 rapids and down the 7 meter waterfall. It...More

Thank Ricardo C
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great guides

Our family of four loved this exciting trip. Beautiful scenery and outstanding, fun-loving guides made for quite an adventure.

Thank Richard N
Rotorua R, Guest Relations Manager at Rotorua Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Richard for taking the time to review us, we were stoked to have your family rafting with us! Enjoy the rest of your travels :)

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Response from big_ian | Reviewed this property |
You will be safe, they have Kayaks as safety boats to catch float aways!
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