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Zip lining & River Rafting in Rotorua

Houston, Texas
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Zip lining & River Rafting in Rotorua

Arriving into Port of Tauranga in Feb. 2015 on a cruise ship for 1 day. Will be in port from 9A to 7P. Would love to do a Zip Lining Tour combined with a water rafting trip. Have never done either previously but think it would be great. Just don't know if there is enough time?? Would we need to rent a Car to get from Tauranga to Rotorua, is it easy to drive to get there or is there an easier quicker way to get there ( private driver pick up). Suggestions? I contacted Rotorua Canopy Tours but they do not pick up from cruise dock. Their tours look wonderful, just concerned about timings....


New Zealand
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1. Re: Zip lining & River Rafting in Rotorua

You would be better off looking into local tour companies as they are well experienced with arrival and departures of cruise ships and will ensure you are back in time for departure.



I would think too many variables if you rent a car as well as time lost with hire and de-hire time etc.

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2. Re: Zip lining & River Rafting in Rotorua

The Adrenaline Forest company seems to receive quite positive reviews from TA Members (see link).


Here is their website if helpful


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3. Re: Zip lining & River Rafting in Rotorua

On which day will you be here? The Wairoa River may be running for rafting. Because the river is used for power generation, they release the water on only 25 days a year. River Rats is one of the companies to do trips. There are others. Personally I think the Wairoa is better to raft than the Kaituna.

4. Re: Zip lining & River Rafting in Rotorua

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