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Kaituna Cascades was the 1st Company to start Rafting on the Kaituna River. We have been operating trips for over 26 years and are the closet company to the river The kaituna river is super famous for having the Worlds Highest Commercial Rafted...more
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18 Okere Falls Road | Bay Of Plenty, Okere Falls 3074, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you want some awesome fun this is for you!! First time for white river rafting and it was so good! It's literally worth getting soaked by the rapids! The staff is amazing!! I recommend everyone to do it and use this company!More

1  Thank Cierra S
KaitunaCascades, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for being awesome too!! It was such a good laugh on the drive out even before the rafting - that was such a fun morning! Come on back anytime & and have a great tour of NZ :) Cheers from Pete and the Cascades...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I completed this activity as a Topdeck option. It was one of the most epic experiences ever! The guys are super cool and love their job! I had Hoss in my raft and not only was he a good laugh he was knowledgeable of the...More

1  Thank Lm4ellendegeneres
KaitunaCascades, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We do love our jobs - and the best part is having fun on the river with you guys!!! (& not washing wetsuits haha). Hoss is awesome aye - stoked you loved hanging out with him! Cheers again and enjoy the rest of ya tour!!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Was a bit nervous doing white water rafting for the first time and on the biggest commercial waterfall rapid in the world! But it was totally awesome. Had such a blast. The crew were all very friendly and very experienced and put me at ease....More

Thank Kiwiworldtravellers
Petelodge, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review - and stoked you could enjoy our backyard playground with us :) Cheers from the Cascades crew

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These guys are super fun and relaxed but still do everything safely and carefully, the safety kayaker is a fantastic idea. The equipment is good and very clean we had the best day cannot reccommend them enough. Great value too 👍🏼👊🏻🏆

Thank Ulrikoo
Petelodge, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Legend !!! Thanks for the awesome review - we do pride ourselves on great guides and great gear (and dry wet suites ;) ).

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone should do this!! All the guides are really enthusiastic and make everything so fun! The waterfall is a bit scary, a real adrenaline pump!!

Thank LucyB3207
Petelodge, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Haha cheers for the review - that was a super fun trip! Good times and congratulations on taking on the waterfall :) Thanks from the Cascades Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great scenery, lots of fun. Damn thrilling. Breath taking view and experice . Me and my wife enjoyed very very much. We were lucky to be in legend Hamish team.

Thank Mirash M
KaitunaCascades, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The legend strikes again - Great review - you summed it up nicely - great trip and good times. Hamish is stoked to here (teena!) Cheers - Kaituna Cascades

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had never ever tried river rafting before and were quite nervous before starting. We got excellent instructions and and the guides were nice and professional. Great fun and absolutely recommended! Extra cool with spectacular pictures for a nice price.

1  Thank ragsan
Petelodge, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Great review - cheers for rafting with us and we're stoked you loved it :) Cheers from the crew here at Cascades

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Well worth the money, would 100% recommend! The team were really great, especially Hamish. Good equipment and surprisingly warm considering the time of year.

1  Thank Dan N
KaitunaCascades, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Cheers for the review - winter raftings awesome and never as cold as ya think when ya having such a good time in sweet gears! Will pass on the comments to Hamish - he'll be stoked. Cheers again - Kaituna Cascades

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Had an awesome time rafting a few days back. Amazing guides Blue and Olly made it memorible and fun! Picture perfect scenery, will definitely be recommending it to family and friends and can't wait to come back some time!

Thank lauren h
Petelodge, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Such an amazing river canyon aye!! Every time we go down the river we still love it too - Blue and Olly will be super happy to hear that they made it even better. Cheers for the review :) Kaituna Cascades

Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We just had the most amazing trip! Blue was out leader and he was the man!!! Def 5 star so exhilarating, so funny, and you felt in good hands, shot guys, cant wait to see yas again soon !! The 6 kiwi mates!

1  Thank AngeG124
Petelodge, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Cheers Lads !!! I know Bluey had a wicked time with you guys too - smooth lines and great banter. Chur to the kiwi boys and we will see ya back anytime for some more mint rafting. Massive cheers from the Cascades crew

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Netboyz
10 October 2017|
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Response from Petelodge | Property representative |
Yeah we have all the gear to keep you warm on the river - you can have wetsuits too if you like! Normally in November the water is around 18 degrees :) In summer even warmer - up to 24-25 !
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Netboyz
5 August 2017|
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Response from Petelodge | Property representative |
Yep that's the whole tour including changing briefing rafting and photo slide show after. At Kaituna Cascades base - they are right at the river so no driving at all :)
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dou2ble
27 February 2016|
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Response from Sara V | Reviewed this property |
None at all. Pickup was part of the booking.
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