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Kaituna White-Water Rafting Adventure provided by Kaitiaki Adventures

Kaituna White-Water Rafting Adventure

Kaituna White-Water Rafting Adventure
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About
Raft through 14 rapids including cascades ranging from 3 to 22 feet (1 to 7 meters), including the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall. Pass through steep, bush-clad canyons and New Zealand native forest, ideal for rafting enthusiasts and first-timers alike. River guides provide a full safety briefing with quality clothing and equipment for this 3.5-hour white-water adventure on the Kaituna River.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • 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
Japanese, English
What to expect
  • After pickup from any hotel in central Rotorua at your selected departure time, set off for a wild ride on the Kaituna River. Hop into your transport vehicle to the picturesque rafting base in the Kahikitea Forest, where river guides provide a full safety briefing. Once you've slipped into special clothing to keep you warm, grab your paddle, helmet, and life vest for the exciting journey ahead. You'll paddle over more than a dozen rapids, including the impressive Tutea Falls, a cascade that boasts a 22-foot drop with adrenaline overload. Pass through a steep canyon lined by subtropical native forest while you learn to navigate the thrilling white water. When you're safely back on shore, you're delivered back to the base where you can 'chill out' for a bit and view souvenir photos snapped by a professional photographer (available to purchase). Change into dry clothes and relax while transferred to your starting point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Japanese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • After pickup from any hotel in central Rotorua at your selected departure time, set off for a wild ride on the Kaituna River. Hop into your transport vehicle to the picturesque rafting base in the Kahikitea Forest, where river guides provide a full safety briefing. Once you've slipped into special clothing to keep you warm, grab your paddle, helmet, and life vest for the exciting journey ahead. You'll paddle over more than a dozen rapids, including the impressive Tutea Falls, a cascade that boasts a 22-foot drop with adrenaline overload. Pass through a steep canyon lined by subtropical native forest while you learn to navigate the thrilling white water. When you're safely back on shore, you're delivered back to the base where you can 'chill out' for a bit and view souvenir photos snapped by a professional photographer (available to purchase). Change into dry clothes and relax while transferred to your starting point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15820P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • 100% Pure NZ Kaituna Rafting! (3hr round trip)
  • Professional Adventure Photographer
  • Professional Kiwi Guide
  • Free Hotel/Motel Transfer
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick ups offered for all central Rotorua Accommodations, including the i-SITE and Information centre - Contact us directly by phone or email if you can not see your pick up in the area.
  • 1135 Te Ngae Road, Tikitere, Rotorua 3074, New Zealand Please arrive at our raft base for check in
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Inclusions
  • 100% Pure NZ Kaituna Rafting! (3hr round trip)
  • Professional Adventure Photographer
  • Professional Kiwi Guide
  • Free Hotel/Motel Transfer
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick ups offered for all central Rotorua Accommodations, including the i-SITE and Information centre - Contact us directly by phone or email if you can not see your pick up in the area.
  • 1135 Te Ngae Road, Tikitere, Rotorua 3074, New Zealand Please arrive at our raft base for check in
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 25 Jun 2020
A note from Kaituna White-Water Rafting Adventure
All Kaitiaki Staff/contractors have been provided Information and training regarding the Hazards/Risk associated with COVID-19 All staff have been asked to contribute feedback All feedback has been considered by the business to make an informed decision pre-operation
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • 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
Reviews may contain information about traveller safety at this business.
Popular mentions

5.0
351 reviews
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Jennifer L
1 contribution
15th Birthday adventure
Oct 2021 • Family
Amazing from start to finish!
Easy to organise and deal with - no hassle to alter a booking.
7 teenagers had the time of their life and are still high as a kite a full day later!
But the photo package is my advice! So worth it to see the expression of fear, relief and joy!
Written 12 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
kaitiakirafting
Kia Ora Jen, Thank you for your awesome review! We are glad to hear the girls had a great time for their first Rafting trip. Im sure the photos were the highlight to finish off the activity to share with friends and family :) All the best and hope to see you guys again soon, Maybe sledging next! Nga Mihi, Kaitiaki Adventures
Written 17 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DrDanz
Palmerston North, New Zealand32 contributions
Roller Coaster on water!
Wow!!! Brilliant experience and very friendly and encouraging guides (thanks Nate!!). Adrenaline filled ride. Highly recommended.
Written 8 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Laura K
Christchurch, New Zealand3 contributions
Great rafting experience
Kia ora! A huge thank you to the Kaitiaki Adventures team for a great rafting experience. We had Hemi Jackie as our rafting guides who were very knowledge and down for a laugh. We learnt about the history of the awa and Māori culture.
Nga mihi team!
Written 13 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
kaitiakirafting
Kia Ora Laura, Awesome! to hear you had a great experience Rafting with our guides here at Kaitiaki Adventures. We hope to see you back soon. Thanks for your review! Nga Mihi, Kaitiaki Adventures
Written 16 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nae
1 contribution
Best on the river
Aug 2021 • Friends
Thank you to the Kaitiaki whānau for ALWAYS putting on. I’ve known most of the crew for a few years now, and I’ve completed the maunga trip with Frank, rafting with most of the guides, and sledging with Hemi and Nui. Every trip has been undeniably fun, and memorable. These guys have had it tough since Covid hit, but they obviously make the most of every experience they get doing what they love. It is noticeable in the way they look after our awa, maunga, and manuhiri. They are the true kaitiaki. So if you get a trip with them, consider yourself lucky. You don’t just leave with an experience, you leave as whānau. Help our whānau out and spread the word. Write a review. It’s not hard. It helps them be able to be out there more often! Don’t let the winter chills scare you, they provide warm enough gear. Chur!
Written 4 August 2021
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kaitiakirafting
Kia Ora Nae, Thank you for your awesome review! it is people such as yourself that helps to keep our guides employed by experiencing the great wonders that Rotorua has to offer for Rafting, Sledging and Mt Tarawera hikes. We appreciate the time and aroha you have spent with us whilst doing your activities. Wishing you all the best in the future! Nga Mihi, Kaitiaki Adventures
Written 8 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shannon S
Perth, Australia1 contribution
Amazing day!
Aug 2021 • Friends
We had a fantastic adventure with some amazing guides! Made us feel really safe and taught us about some local Maori culture which was great. Would strongly recommend doing it any time of year and with these guys!
Written 3 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
kaitiakirafting
Kia Ora Shannon, Awesome to hear you had a fantastic time with us at Kaitiaki Adventures and feeling safe whilst Rafting on the Kaituna river with our guides. Here at Kaitiaki Adventures we do love to share our Maori history and stories with customers that we meet along the way that has been passed on to us from some of the elders from the Ngati Pikiao iwi, which we are forever grateful for. Thank you for your review! Nga Mihi, Kaitiaki Adventures.
Written 3 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Leah Tahere
1 contribution
Amazing
Aug 2021 • Couples
So much fun!! The people/instructors were amazing, very welcoming, clear communication. Loved how the instructors did a karakia and taught us about the maori history about the awa and the ngati pikiao iwi. Me and my partner both did the rafting and sledging and it was the craziest thing we have ever done!! do sledging if your more of a thrill seeker, but even the rafting will still have you on your edge. Highly recommend will be coming back definitely
Written 1 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
kaitiakirafting
Kia Ora Leah, We loved having you guys here at Kaitiaki Adventures experiencing the Rafting and Sledging. Here at Kaitiaki we do like to take pride in what we do and have to offer and we are just happy we got to share that with you guys. Nz has some of the most beautiful backyards to play in and were also lucky to have that near by. Thank you guys for coming and thank you for your delightful review. Maybe give the Mt Tarawera hike a go next time! All the best. Nga Mihi Kaitiaki Adventures
Written 1 August 2021
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Joe K
3 contributions
Exceptional Rafting in Rotarura
Jul 2021 • Friends
Great guidance and engagement from Sam and his team. The rafting was spectacular and a thrilling time. Accompanied with great service and photos after, would highly recommend!
Written 21 July 2021
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kaitiakirafting
Kia Ora! Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that your experience here at Kaitiaki Adventures and Rafting with our guides down the Kaituna river is highly recommended from you. We are glad you enjoyed yourself. Nga Mihi, Kaitiaki Adventures
Written 21 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JP For The 3
Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
Highlight of our week in Rotorua. Don’t hesitate just book!
Jul 2021 • Family
Fantastic afternoon rafting with my 2 daughters (13 & 14). Friendly and professional staff, amazing scenery and some awesome rapids. A highlight of our trip to Rotorua and Taupo - so can’t recommend it enough.
Written 19 July 2021
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kaitiakirafting
Kia Ora! Great to hear we were the highlight of your trip! We are stoked that you had a fantastic time Rafting on the Kaituna with our guides. Thank you for your review! Nga Mihi, Kaitiaki Adventures.
Written 21 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Izzi H 035
3 contributions
AMAAAAAZING EXPERIENCE 🙌🏼
Jun 2021 • Friends
So nerve racking when I realised what we were doing but totally changed my mind by the end of the day. Awesome experience. Must do! Dan our guide was 👌🏽Great!! Big ups to all the staff we encountered today Jess, Jackie, Curtis & Harry you guys were all so welcoming and friendly!!!
Written 26 June 2021
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kaitiakirafting
Kia Ora! Great to hear that you enjoyed your time Rafting after you found out what you were getting yourself in to. Awesome to hear you had a good time with our guide Dan whilst out Rafting too. Thank you for your review. Nga Mihi, Kaitiaki Adventures
Written 4 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Trese
Auckland, New Zealand6 contributions
Bloody awesome time !
Had the best time with Kaitiaki adventures. From the friendly phone and in-person communications, the info at the start and during the trip, quality staff and gears. The team were entertaining and very knowledgeable. Loved the karakia we had throughout. Definitely the place to do white water rafting with!! Had a mean time! Chur to Dan our river guide! Tuturu whakamaua kia tina, TINA!!!
Written 26 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
kaitiakirafting
Kia Ora! Awesome to hear that you had a great time Rafting with Kaitiaki Adventures and with our guide Dan. Thank you for your review! we hope to see you in the future sometime. Nga Mihi, Kaitiaki Adventures.
Written 4 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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johnloftusconsulting
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Most memorable
The experience itself is quite unique and most memorable. Guides were awesome! Suggest bring price down and have to
ann13_macca
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Highly recommend
Recently visited Rotorua with Contiki and the Volcanic hike was the highlight of my trip. Our guides were super kno
kazroberts
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Incredible experience for school groups!
This was a fantastic team building activity for our students visiting on a school trip from Te Wai Pounamu. The mou
Graham G
Graham G
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A must do in Rotorua
I thoroughly enjoyed the whole adventure. We had a great knowledgeable guide (Nui) and an excellent driver (Frank).
ramons163
ramons163
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So much fun!!!!
The best! Such awesome fun! Thanks Ben, Ethan and the girls… the guys had a ball and it was out second time round a
Janet and Paul H
Janet and Paul H
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Do this trip- you won’t regret it!
Definitely a 5 star trip! A great NZ experience which is really unique. We had such a knowledgeable guide in Ben an
999bernards
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Exhilarating
Very friendly and informative guides. A visually stunning experience. The guides are very flexible in terms of prov
Jennifer W
Jennifer W
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Great adventure
The whole walk is great from the stunning views, coming down the scree and exceptional guides Nui & Jackie.
Metua W
Metua W
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Rafting Rookie
Such an amazing team that brought the ultimate hype energy, good feel vibes, super professional and equally funny!
RenateW320
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A must do!
This walk was one of the most beautiful I’ve ever done. We had a perfect day. It was a bit cloudy at the beginning
Trip623836
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Mt. Tarawera - fabulous!
This is a brilliant trip to do in good weather - amazing views of the line of volcanoes, from Mt Ruapehu to the sou
Chuds2004
Chuds2004
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Kaituna Whitewater Adventure
An amazing adventure with a group of teens for a birthday. The guides give clear instructions, are professional and
Spuds4eva
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Try it! Mt Tarawera volcanic hike
What a great tour!! Frank and Dan were great guides/storytellers/4WD drivers! We had a fantastic time walking ar
scskiwiz
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Great hiking experience with excellent guide
Had wonderful guided hike experience on Tarawera with Dan. The road in was an exciting experience in its own right
leah_greenmaxwell_93
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A must do!!
This was such an amazing experience! The guides (Harry and Dan) were amazing and so knowledgeable about the area. A
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