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Kaituna Cascades - Grade 5 Wairoa River near Tauranga provided by Kaituna Cascades

Kaituna Cascades - Grade 5 Wairoa River near Tauranga

Kaituna Cascades - Grade 5 Wairoa River near Tauranga
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Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
18
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    18
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Take on the mighty Wairoa River in an adrenaline pumping rafting expedition you'll never forget! The Grade 5 Wairoa River near Tauranga is renowned for having some of the best white water action in New Zealand. Kaituna Cascades run the whole section of the river including the bottom three rapids and the lower waterfall! Hold on for dear life as you tackle 'Mothers Nightmare' which has a technical grade 4+ rock garden ending in a sweet 2 meter waterfall. Experience the thrill of 'The Rollercoaster' - a long bouncing staircase of awesome whitewater that will get a giggle out of the hardest of souls! Feel the rush of 'The Waterfall' which has an awesome 3 meter drop into a churning pool of white water and then kick back and enjoy the next 4km's of fun grade 3/4 rapids and waterfalls all the way through the Wairoa Rivers boulder-strewn rock canyon - ending with a sweet 5 meter cliff jump for those that want to send it. Topped off with a lite lunch and refreshments at the end of river!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Korean, Japanese, English, Chinese, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
  • • Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours on Class 5 White Water  • Availability: 26 days Sundays per year available over summer  • Times: One trip per day at 9.30am • Transport: Self drive is recommended or Free transport from Rotorua can be provided. We will pick you up from your accommodation at 8:30am in Rotorua, and you will return by 2pm. • What to bring: Sense of adventure, swimwear & a towel. • What we provide: Custom built rafts, wetsuits, helmets, lifejackets, paddles, fleece tops, wetsuit booties and splash jackets. • Location: The river is located just outside Tauranga at - 1378 State Highway 29, 20 minutes drive from Tauranga or 1 hour drive from Rotorua. • Conditions: 13+ years only. • Fitness Level: A reasonable fitness level is required as this is a challenging river & and you must be able to swim.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Korean, Japanese, English, Chinese, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • • Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours on Class 5 White Water  • Availability: 26 days Sundays per year available over summer  • Times: One trip per day at 9.30am • Transport: Self drive is recommended or Free transport from Rotorua can be provided. We will pick you up from your accommodation at 8:30am in Rotorua, and you will return by 2pm. • What to bring: Sense of adventure, swimwear & a towel. • What we provide: Custom built rafts, wetsuits, helmets, lifejackets, paddles, fleece tops, wetsuit booties and splash jackets. • Location: The river is located just outside Tauranga at - 1378 State Highway 29, 20 minutes drive from Tauranga or 1 hour drive from Rotorua. • Conditions: 13+ years only. • Fitness Level: A reasonable fitness level is required as this is a challenging river & and you must be able to swim.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 53209P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Free Transport (with 9:30am trip)
  • Lunch
  • Wetsuits, Booties, Fleece Tops & Splash Jackets
Exclusions
  • Photos
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • 1376 State Highway 29, Lower Kaimai 3171, New Zealand Please contact us directly if a local Rotorua pick up is required. Local pickups in Rotorua are at 8.30am (available on morning trip only). Please be ready 5 minutes before the pickup time. The meeting point for the Wairoa River in google maps is 1378 State Highway 29. Meet at 9:30am.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Must be 13+ years old
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Inclusions
  • Free Transport (with 9:30am trip)
  • Lunch
  • Wetsuits, Booties, Fleece Tops & Splash Jackets
Exclusions
  • Photos
Departure details
  • 1376 State Highway 29, Lower Kaimai 3171, New Zealand Please contact us directly if a local Rotorua pick up is required. Local pickups in Rotorua are at 8.30am (available on morning trip only). Please be ready 5 minutes before the pickup time. The meeting point for the Wairoa River in google maps is 1378 State Highway 29. Meet at 9:30am.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Must be 13+ years old
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 25 Nov 2021
A note from Kaituna Cascades - Grade 5 Wairoa River near Tauranga
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Bärtierchen
Hamilton, New Zealand12 contributions
Dec 2021
Great family fun on Boxing Day with a super-friendly guide. Good instructions and a few extra dips into the waterfall were widely appreciated by all.
Written 14 January 2022
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Kaituna C
Legend :) Still fun in the peak of the season on the busy days aye ! Cheers for rafting with us and supporting local tourism
Written 16 January 2022
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Finn S
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
Bloody awesome experience, friendly staff and awesome scenic location. Would do again 100% no matter your swimming ability you feel well looked after by the guys.
Written 12 January 2022
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Kaituna C
Cheers Finn !! You two were super fun to hang out with too. Cheers for rafting with us!
Written 14 January 2022
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Rahul Prajapati
Hamilton, New Zealand1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Friends
Awesome staff and service. Specially thanks to Peter who was our guide during the adventure. Thanks Team!
Written 9 January 2022
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Kaituna C
Was awesome to raft with you too !! Cheers - Pete
Written 9 January 2022
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Ji G
1 contribution
Jan 2022
Perfect hot weather water activity. Highly recommended for family and friends. We all enjoyed the rush and will surely do it again. Very accessible and safe.
Written 5 January 2022
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Kaituna C
Thanks for the awesome review mate. Yip a dip in the river is the perfect solution on a hot sunny day
Written 6 January 2022
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MeganNaidu
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Friends
Such an awesome experience! Jake was an amazing guide and we had lots of fun. Would definitely recommend!
Written 1 January 2022
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Kaituna C
Jake has been on absolute form this summer - Cheers for rafting with us !
Written 4 January 2022
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Gabrielle
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Friends
Definitely recommend doing this activity with Kaituna Cascades - Jake was an awesome guide and made the experience extremely fun and enjoyable even during the daunting waterfall! It was also cool to learn about the cultural and historical background of Okere Falls which he slid in between the rapids. Worth every penny :-)
Written 30 December 2021
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Kaituna C
Legend !! Cheers for spending your peenies here we love it. See you next time
Written 31 December 2021
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Michelle
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Friends
Awesome experience! Blue was a really cool guide! Super knowledgeable, guided us down the rapids really clearly and calmly! Highly recommend! Would 100% do again!
Written 30 December 2021
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Kaituna C
Blues the man ! Cheers for the recommendations and review
Written 31 December 2021
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Amal j
2 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
Awesome experience. Must try things😍 Owen “ cool bro” 👍. One of the best adventures in New Zealand tours 🔥
Written 29 December 2021
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Kaituna C
Haha oh yeah !! Eoin is pretty dam cooool and a great Human :) Cheers for rafting with us!
Written 30 December 2021
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Ivan
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Friends
Great experience. Our guide Jake was very energetic and encouraging. Recommended 10/10 to anyone even if new to rafting
Written 26 December 2021
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Kaituna C
Yeah he is - Stoked you loved it and looking forward to seeing you back again! Cheers for rafting with us
Written 28 December 2021
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Amrit Singh
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Friends
Awesome experience.. guide ( Jack) was super cool.
Highly recommend 👌.....this was our first visit. But a lot of support and kept the group safe and made it a memorable visit 👍
Written 24 December 2021
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Legend bro !! Cheers for rafting with us & Jake :) See ya next time
Written 26 December 2021
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By: Kaituna Cascades
jackmcbeath13
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Awesome Day
Thanks to the crew for an awesome day. Much appreciated. Definitely recommend best activity I have done in Rotorua
jasony520
jasony520
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Super Fun and would do again
Had boys trip and this was our first stop. Went down the river with Blu, he was awesome and gave us a great experie
vibhayjitb
vibhayjitb
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Super
Great fun..!! Start to finish, it was an amazing experience. Hamish (hope i spelled it right or atleast close enoug
skinnyribs2021
skinnyribs2021
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One of the best worldwide.
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip with these guys. They were very efficient and had everything organised. It was one o
juliedS1972QK
juliedS1972QK
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Wonderful experience, best nz had to offer.
Best rafting trip ever! The scenery is just stunning, bush covered cliffs on either side, clear clean water, consta
emmawE5617DW
emmawE5617DW
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10/10 definitely recommend!
All round awesome experience! Bal was our great guide - he was friendly, fun and made us all feel safe in good hand
Bb1666
Bb1666
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10/10
Seriously was so awesome, such an amazing vibe everyone was so down to earth and friendly, gorgeous, incredible sce
Seaside37016991944
Seaside37016991944
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Fun, scary, amazing, joyful, wet
Cole was a amazing guide the whole way down the river. He was enthusiastic, confident and clear the whole trip crac
Mumof5H
Mumof5H
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Fab trip
Hayley was the best guide! We had the most amazing family rafting trip and loved every minute. The waterfall was an
tansn80
tansn80
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Awesome experience
This was an awesome experience, something I was initially really nervous about but the whole experience was seamle
ellemaerebekah
ellemaerebekah
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wonderful experience
wonderful experience, the guide was to supportive and informative. We took our teenage children down with us and al
Alejandra_Fuentes123
Alejandra_Fuentes123
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The best adventure company ever!
I’ve done a lot of travelling and I’ve used a lot of different adventure tour companies and by far this is the best
SammyDubNZ
SammyDubNZ
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Amazing experience, a must do while in Rotorua!
If you’re going to Rotorua this experience is a must-do. The guides are extremely professional and ensure that you’
Cristina_86_T
Cristina_86_T
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Awesome experience!
Matt and the team were great. Had so much fun! They were knowledgeable, informative, approachable and fun the whol
Coastal35709679124
Coastal35709679124
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Epic trip
Unbelievable experience, all the crew were excellent! Our captain was Cole awesome patience with us all, through in
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