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Our sweet Rafting Base in Okere Falls is in an awesome sunny location, surrounded by a scenic reserve and backs onto the shores of the Kaituna. We are the closest and most accessible company to the river.

We are located at 18 Okere Falls Road, Rotorua, New Zealand. It's a short 15min drive from Rotorua Township, & just 10mins from Rotorua Airport. 

Okere Falls has a beautiful short walk through the scenic reserve which you can view many rapids of The Kaituna River, there is even an amazing cafe around the corner. This makes for a great half day trip out to this stunning region of Rotorua.
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Kaituna Cascades

Kaituna Cascades was the original company to explore and start rafting the Kaituna River, a long standing goal achieved and one we are very proud of. Experience the thrills and spills of the Mighty Kaituna River as we take on the world famous 7 meter Tutea Falls, the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world. Together with your expert guide, your team will enjoy a 50 minute action packed ride down 14 epic rapids in a tight and twisting warm water jungle canyon. This is a white water enthusiasts dream and is a must do for adrenaline junkies and 1st timers rafters alike! All of our guides are handpicked, highly skilled professionals that come from an extreme whitewater background in Kayaking and Rafting. We strive to give you the safest and most entertaining trip on the river! Our aim is have FUN, So come join us for this EPIC once in a lifetime experience.

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Reviewed 5 days ago 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.

Thank Dan N
KaitunaCascades, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days 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 1 week ago
A memorable experience!

We hiked the Okere Falls area and thought it would be fun to raft down the river. We actually booked the morning of for the mid-morning outing and we were glad we did! It was just the two of us and 3 girls of another...More

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

Legends - you guys got the full experience for sure :) Winter rafting at it's best - fun chill trips with some awesome action. Flipping is great fun and there's not much you can do to prevent it flipping - the big waterfall just does...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rob - The funniest Kiwi in NZ

Easily the highlight of our trip meeting fun Kiwi's with a zest for life. Took my 14 year old and he hugged me afterwards. Nice work gentlemen!

Thank WRLDTraveler45
KaitunaCascades, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Waterfalls, rafting and hugs are the best - great combo for sure! Was awseome to meet you two aswell. Enjoy the rest of ya NZ tour :) Cheers from the Cascades crew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awesome winter rafting down the Kaituna River

This was the highlight of our trip to Rotorua, the experience was amazing, not half as cold as expected and far more fun. All the crew were great, special mention to our raft guide Hamish whose energy and knowledge of the river and the Māori...More

Thank Jay B
KaitunaCascades, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Winter rafting is awesome aye - you normally get the river to yourself and have super fun trips! Hamish will be stoked to know you had a blast. Cheers for the review - from the Cascades Crew

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Wonderful experience

Very great location. Very friendly staff, experienced and knowledgable about the area. A must do in Rotorua.

Thank mohbu50
Petelodge, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Cheers for the great review :) Was fun rafting with you!

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