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Kaitiaki Adventures

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Address: State Highway 30, Tikitere 3010, New Zealand
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+64 7-357 2236
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00:00 - 17:00
20:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 17:00
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Raft or Sledge the Kaituna River with Kaitiaki Adventures world class...

Raft or Sledge the Kaituna River with Kaitiaki Adventures world class guides. Experience the unique blend of Maori culture and an adrenaline overload as you journey through steep bush clad canyons and over 14 awesome drops – including the 7m Tutea Falls.No previous experience is required as Kaitiaki Adventures will give you all the training and safety equipment of the highest standard to make your journey a safe yet unforgettable time.“Experience the Kaitiaki Difference”

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US$109.03*
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Mt Tarawera Volcanic Guided Hike Experience
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White-Water Sledging Adventure
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Kaituna White-Water Rafting Adventure

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Great experience water rafting in a beautiful part of the world

Had a great time on the white water rafting, initially nervous but tthe guides put our minds at ease and I felt fully relaxed for the the exhilarating experience in I was about to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time on the white water rafting, initially nervous but tthe guides put our minds at ease and I felt fully relaxed for the the exhilarating experience in I was about to experience 45 mins on th river and three water falls Plus 7 meters high, water falll, magnificence. Definitely something you should try in your,life time

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the rafting with Kaitiaki Adventures and it was a fantastic experience!! The staff were so friendly, fun and knowledgable. We knew we were in great hands and had the best time of our entire trip to NZ! It was great value for money as well. The rafting is a must do when visiting the area.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend this guided walk up to and around Tarawera's crater, then on to the summit. Amazing views across all the lakes to steaming White Island. It's a steep climb but fine for those with average fitness. The run down the steep scoria slope is much less scary than it looks and loads of fun! Wear boots or good walking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can safely say for the nervous one's and the brave hearts that we all enjoyed this wet and wild adventure. There were only 2 moments where I thought I was going to die but I didn't. Thanks Dan Toia, you are a guide and a half and your team rocks. On a practical level we we're given a pre... More 

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Central Mexico and Gulf Coast, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rafting with Kaitiak Adventures at Aotearoa was one of the highlights of my trip! The staff was super friendly and made our rafting a great experience. Everyone was so natural, laid back and you could tell they were enjoying the rafting as much as you. I had the feeling to be in the boat with friends rather than random people... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had an excellent time with this company. From the pick up, briefing, activity and drop off I was very happy with the service provided. The team are obviously very passionate about the job they do and managed to come across as excited to be taking us despite doing the same trip several times a day. The rafting itself was... More 

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Maryville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went white water sledging with my husband for the first time. The guides were amazing, very professional and know what they are doing. Such an exhilarating experience. Ever since seeing white water sledging in NZ on the tv show Amazing Race I wanted to do this. If you are up for an adventurous activity that's a lot of fun- go... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This rafting trip was definitely one of the best things we have done in New Zealand and THE most action packed. One of us has done quite a bit of rafting in the U.S and Canada and the guides (Joel and Luke) here were world class. This was the first rafting trip for the other one of us, and now... More 

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Silverton, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

A group of four of us went rafting with this crew. We had a great time, in our group was experienced rafters and first-timers. We all had lots of fun. Thanks for a great experience!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Kaitiaki really know how to have fun! Once my group had all their gear (wetsuits, booties, helmets and life jackets) on we piled into the back of a 4x4 car thing and our guide Luke gave us a run down of what was going to happen on the water with some safety instructions. It was only a short ride to... More 

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