okere
awa

OKERE AWA

A splash of Maori history with a drop of white water rafting on Kaituna River.  Come and experience our Okere Awa guided tour with Rotorua Rafting, where you will be guided through prehistoric Aotearoa on land and river.We start off with a gentle guided bush walk, you will listen to the history of the local area from the first Te Arawa waka (canoe) arriving on the shores of the Bay of Plenty to the takeover of the Okere awa from local tribes.

10.000+ people recommend using this experience
A guided, educational bushwalk and rafting experience learning about local cultural history and healing methods
cultural
history
features
3
x
grade 3
rapids

features

  • FREE Transfers from central Rotorua
  • Fully guided cultural walk – 30 minutes
  • 30 minutes of river time through a New Zealand rainforest
  • World class safety equipment provided
  • Photos are available to purchase

Learn about the ancient healing methods, war techniques and how the river served the local tribe.

As you end your educational but entertaining walk you will be met by the Kaituna River rafting team who will guide you down the beautiful lower section of the Okere Awa and through several grade 3 rapids that will keep you excited and wanting more, while you look up in awe at the beautiful bush clad gorge.

10.000+ people recommend using this experience

tour details

requirements

Minimum Age 10yrs
(Half trip – Grade 3)

Low level of fitness required and no experience necessary.

MAx 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 Only –
9am, 12pm, and 3pm

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.

“I didn’t think I would be able to stand up but we nailed it and had the best time ”
Amy – Norway