A splash of Maori history with a drop of white water rafting. 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.
A guided, educational bushwalk and rafting experience learning about local cultural history and healing methods
- FREE Transfers from central Rotorua
- Fully guided cultural walk – 30 minutes
- Grade 3 Rapids
- 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 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.
Minimum Age 10yrs (Half trip – Grade 3)
Low level of fitness required and no experience necessary.
Summer Only –
9am, 12pm, and 3pm
Others on demand
All you need is swimsuit and towel, everything else is provided.
Lunch options available.
We are located right next to the Okere Falls store which even has its own
German beer garden.
“Not only an amazing walk through the native forest, but some beautiful fun rafting to finish – simply stunning!”
Suze – NZ