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“Can I go back???”

River Rats Raft & Kayak
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US$75.60*
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Kaituna River White Water Rafting from Rotorua
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: River Rats have been offering quality adventures for over 30 years. There’s something for everyone, from a gentle grade 2 scenic raft trip suitable for participants as young as 5 years old, through to full on grade 5 action featuring the world's highest commercially rafted waterfall. Kayaking is available as freedom hire or a guided tour. Paddle the local lakes to a secluded beach or enjoy a hot water swim only accessible by boat.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
“Can I go back???”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

This was the most amazing experience. The scenery was beautiful, the guides were amazing, the rapids/waterfalls were exhilarating! I can't wait to come back, just to do this again!!!

Visited March 2014
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“Loved it”
Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

Went rafting with a work group and LOVED it. Having worked within travel for the past 8 years I have been rafting heaps of times before and this is by far the best experience we have had. The massive waterfall was scary but fun! Then we got oppertunites To jump out of the raft and swim down some rapids. Would highly recommend this to anyone heading to north island and rotorua area. The guides were awesome and funny while making sure everyone was included. Can't fault it in any way.

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Canberra
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“Rotorua and rafting with River Rats”
Reviewed 23 March 2014

My first experience of rafting and we picked a grade 5 to start and what a great thrill it turned out to be. When approaching the WATERFALL that gives this section of the river it's rating I was certainly feeling rather apprehensive but after resurfacing and a mouth full of fresh water all I can say is DO IT!

Visited March 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
“Best Rafting so far”
Reviewed 21 March 2014 via mobile

Having rafted in Canada, Queenstown and now in Rotorua, our river rats raft tour has been by far the best so far. It was easy to book, reasonably priced and the staff are all awesome. We had Dave as our guide, he made us feel safe in the raft with his expertise but was also super entertaining. Nothing could prepare us for how awesome all the falls are. We also loved surfing and being sprayed in the rapids at the end of the trip. The photos we purchased at the end of the trip were worth every penny and we will be looking forward to framing a few of these. Thanks heaps guys!

Visited March 2014
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Whoohoo! great time at Kaituna...”
Reviewed 14 March 2014

We loved our trip with River Rats at Kaituna. First time white water rafting. Safety briefings were a bit scary but the whole team made us laugh and we felt safe and well looked after. We really enjoyed Neville's sense of humour even if he did have the misfortune to have a boatload of Brits :) What a great day - we've been talking about it ever since.

Visited March 2014
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