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Rotorua Rafting offers spectacular white water rafting adventures on the world-famous Kaituna River, just a 20 minute drive from Rotorua, New Zealand.The Kaituna River is home to Ōkere Falls, Kaituna Falls, and the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world – 7m Tutea Falls. Established in 2011,  by locally born and bred 4 x World Champion Extreme Kayaker Sam Sutton.  Rotorua Rafting was built around the love of the river, extensive local and cultural knowledge, as well as the best-handpicked guides to best showcase the aroha of the Ōkere awa. Located in the heart of Ōkere Falls, Rotorua Rafting is directly opposite the ‘put in’ (the start) of the Kaituna River (see map), allowing us to show our knowledge of the surrounding areas

Book your spot and find out why Rotorua Rafting was voted #1 Travellers choice experience in New Zealand, #1 in the South Pacific, and in the Top 10 in the world on Trip Advisor 2019 and then again in 2021 sealing the #2 experience in the world!

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Rotorua Rafting’s mission is simple. Our aim is to be the highlight of your holiday in New Zealand and give you the best rafting experience ever! We have handpicked experienced guides that we would trust to take our grandma rafting on the Kaituna River. We have created the best rafting adventures on the planet, packed with action and excitement and a life changing experience you’ll never forget.

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Owner of Rotorua Rafting and 4x Extreme Kayaking World Champion Sam Sutton is the man behind the brand. He is a passionate outdoorsman with loads of energy and a desire to share with you, the wonders of the Kaituna River – the place he calls home.

started rafting
2004
home town
Okere Falls, NZ
a little secret
Half a man
hobbies
Rafting, motocross, rafting, kayaking, rafting, SUPing, Shark Tank

PLACES RAFTED / KAYAKED
NZ, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uganda, Russia, Iceland, USA, Canada, Norway, Italy, India, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Guatemala, Germany, Mexico, Spain, France, England, Nepal.

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