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Kaituna River Rafting on 7m tutea falls

Experience the adrenaline of white water rafting on Kaituna River! Raft the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world!

The Kaituna River is Rotorua Rafting’s playground, with an all-Kiwi crew and home to not just one, but three impressive waterfalls, including the highest rafted waterfall in the world – Tutea Falls at 7m, Okere Falls and Kaituna Falls. There is no denying that there is something amazing about this trip!

The Kaituna river has been ranked as the best white water rafting in the world due to the kind nature of the river mixed with hair-raising waterfalls.
It enables us to provide a tailored rafting tour to match your adrenaline needs, whether it’s rafting your grandma or a full-blown adrenaline junkie. We will make sure you have the best adventure!

5 Star good times, every time!
Come join us on the Kaituna River for adrenaline-filled white water rafting on the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world.


Grade 5 River – 3 big waterfalls
World class safety equipment provided
Cultural learning
1 hour of time on Kaituna River, allow 2 hours
Photos are available to purchase
Transfers from Rotorua available for $15pp


Kaituna white water rafting! Whether you are a first-time rafter or a whitewater legend, let Rotorua Rafting guide you through one of the most beautiful rivers that New Zealand has to offer. The bonus is that the Kaituna River is also one of the warmest rivers in New Zealand.

Can’t swim? Not a problem. We will walk you through every step to make you feel confident and ready to take the plunge rafting over the 7m waterfall.

Let Rotorua Rafting give you a lifelong memory of our spectacular backyard as you spend one hour exploring an ancient native forest and some of the best whitewater on the planet. We have a 5 star rating on tripadvisor from over 1000 reviews, which tells you just how much people from all parts of the world love Rotorua Rafting and our Kaituna River adventures. We are rated #1 Experience in the South Pacific.

rafting on the kaituna river

tour details


No Experience Necessary!

Minimum Age 10yrs
(Half trip – Grade 3)

Minimum Age 13yrs
(Full trip – Grade 5)

Maximum Weight – 130kg

Unfortunately, we are unable to take those that are pregnant or those with certain medical conditions. If you have any questions regarding this, please get in contact.

trip times

Summer –
9am, 10.30am, 12pm,
1.30pm and 3pm

Winter –
(1 May- 30th Sept)
10am, 12pm and 2pm.

Others on demand

what to bring

All you need is swimsuit and towel, everything else is provided.

lunch options

Lunch options available.
We are located right next to the Okere Falls store which even has its own beer garden.

Frequently asked questions

Is there a weight limit?

It’s not always about the number on the scale, although this is considered. We do say a max of 130kg. It is more about the shape of the rafter though and If you can fit our safety gear, we can generally take you rafting. Our wetsuits start at XXS – XXXXL, although if you are unsure, please feel free to contact us.

Is there a minimum age?

To get the full Kaituna experience, waterfalls and all, you need to be 13 or older. This is to meet the standard minimum age for New Zealand Grade 4/5 rivers. We offer to walk those under 13 but over 10, to below the waterfall so that they can enjoy the second half of the trip. This is a grade 3 section.

What is your cancellation policy?

Refunds are granted solely at the discretion of Rotorua Rafting. You can view our full cancellation policy here.

How many people fit in a raft?

There are 6-7 people per raft dependent on river conditions.

Should I book in advance?

Yes and No! Our trips do fill up quickly, especially over the peak rafting season; Dec-March. We do recommend pre-booking to save disappointment, however, we do our best to cater for walk-ins and last minute reservations.