Rafting the Kaituna River is the perfect school trip activity; we can tailor our trips to fit your requirements.
We can provide half-day and full-day options that capture nature in one of its purest forms, enabling us to grow students whether it be through trust, teamwork or just the happiness that is created in the outdoors.
We have Unit and Achievement standard resources all ready to go, at Level 1, 2 and 3 – so it makes it super easy. We will provide all resources, transport and safety gear, so all students need, is a swimsuit and towel.
A typical day would be meeting in the morning, where we will concentrate on river skills and assessments, then after breaking for lunch, we jump on the Kaituna River (Okēre awa) and put those skills to the test.
Right next door, we have the award-winning Okere Falls Store, which can cater everything from a packed lunch to a BBQ lunch.
For more information on our Unit and Achievement standards please contact us.
Experience nature, culture and adrenaline all in one spot!
- World class safety equipment provided
- Cultural learning
- 1.5 hour river skills, 1 hour river time, Allow 5 hours
- Photos are available
- Lunch options available
ACHIEVEMENT STANDARDS – Resources
YEAR 11 – Level 1 – Achievement Standard Physical Education 90968 v3: Demonstrate, and show understanding of, responsible behaviour for safety during outdoor education activities
Resource reference: Physical Education 1.7A v3
Resource title: Play it safe Credits: 3
YEAR 12 – Level 2 – Achievement Standard Physical Education 91333 v2: Analyse the application of risk management strategies to a challenging outdoor activity
Resource reference: Physical Education 2.7A
Resource title: Outdoor education on your doorstep Credits: 3
YEAR 13 – Level 3 – Achievement Standard Physical Education 91504: Analyse issues in safety management for an outdoor activity to devise safety management strategies
Resource reference: Physical Education 3.7A
Resource title: The Ultimate Rafting Adrenaline Rush Credits: 3
A potential schedule
9.00am – Meet at Rotorua Rafting (761 State Highway 33, Okere Falls) Get kitted out in wetsuits, booties and all safety gear.
9.30am – Transfer across the road for safety talk and river skills training
11.00am – Break for Morning Tea or Lunch (lunch options available)
11.45am – Get ready for Kaituna River Rafting
12.00pm – Kaituna River Rafting – On the river
1.00pm – Off the river
1.30pm – Check out photos on the big screen
1.45pm/2pm – Finish
Timings are approximate and we will work in with your schedule. We do find that most schools will start at either 9am or 10am.
Get in touch, for help in planning your school assessments.
No group is too big or small.
Maximum 360 a day. Great group rates.
9 am or 10.30 am start
Others on demand
All you need is swimsuit and towel, everything else is provided.
Towel hire available, must be prebooked.
We are located right next to the Okere Falls store which can cater lunch options with an awesome range that can also include packed lunches or a BBQ option.
“A great way to bring the whole crew together, we had an absolute blast! “
Ian Willis – Tauranga, NZ