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Kaituna River White Water Rafting 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!
Kaituna River White Water Rafting from Rotorua
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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.
What to Expect
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 short drive to the base camp at the airport. 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).

Hop back in the vehicle and drive to your put-in point at the riverbank of the Kaituna River. 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.
Reviews (96)
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Reviewed yesterday
Awesome Experience

Thank you to all the crew at River Rats , it had been on our bucket list for many years , I was very apprehensive , but all the staff starting from the reception call I made to the office gave me the confidence to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nkc158
Reviewed 1 week ago
Team builder and Christmas party.

The crew looked after us very well. It was a work team builder and we had a blast. Thanks very much it was great fun.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FML11222
Reviewed 1 week ago
Awesome Miro- Great experience!

Thank you Miro and all Rafting Crew -what a great way to start the day. Good laugh and awesome experience - our Rafting Team was the Bomb. To those who said Age defines rafting - Whatever !!! Don't miss this opportunity Love -GO GO GO!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank OReally
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic Morning Rafting

My wife and I had a fantastic morning on the river with Raftabout. The crew were amazing as well as our fellow rafters, and we felt very safe at all times, as well as having an enormous amount of fun (despite being the older end...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank X9134TKmartind
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Fun!

We had a wonderful and adventurous time on the river enjoying the beautiful scenery. Highly recommend holiday makers to experience the rafting. The guide was friendly, fun and professional.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LaiPingM
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17 October 2018|
Response from Lisa A | Reviewed this property |
No. They have you take off glasses and leave them behind. If you flip, which is likely, you'll never see them again.