In 2011, Sam Sutton set upon the challenge of creating a white water rafting experience in Rotorua like nowhere else in the world. A 4x Extreme Kayak World Champion, Sam wanted to bring the exhilarating experience of rafting through New Zealand’s incredible rivers and falls to people all over the world. Today, Rotorua Rafting offers an incredible opportunity for people of all ages to experience these incredible waters.
Specifically, we offer white water rafting in Okere Falls. The waters of the Kaituna River are stunning, the beautiful natural surroundings and the local Maori culture combine to make this a trip you’ll never forget.
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Want to make your booking? We make it super easy. Simply book online or head over to our contact page, where you can tell us your desired dates and times. We’ll be right back in touch to confirm your Okere Falls rafting booking, and you’ll be good to go! If you have any further questions, we are of course always happy to advise you before you arrive.
You’ll find the Okere Falls where the Kaituna River meets the Bay of Plenty. It’s a popular spot for fishing and rafting, thanks to its extensive and lively waters. It’s also rich in local traditional culture and offers an opportunity to learn while you’re there.
Our Okere Falls white water rafting trip is an experience like no other. All our guests will get free transfers from central Rotorua, making it easy for you to get to this amazing natural beauty spot. When you arrive, you’ll get a fully guided cultural walk through the forests, learning about local history and culture and finding out why Okere Falls is so special. This trip takes around 30 minutes before you’ll be taken back to base where you’ll be kitted out with world-class safety equipment. You’ll then be taken out to the Grade 3 rapids for thirty minutes, where you’ll have the ride of your life!
It’s a fantastic combination of nature, history, education, fun, and excitement which makes it the perfect way to sightsee Rotorua! There is no better way to experience the natural beauty of New Zealand than this trip, and all you’ll need to bring is a swimsuit and a towel. We’ll provide everything you need to have an amazing now, and there are even a number of lunch options to enjoy during your trip.
You’ll need to be at least 10 years old to enjoy this trip, and only a low level of fitness is required. Importantly, no experience is necessary. That means almost anyone can come along and enjoy this amazing experience!
Want to know how we make it possible for people without any experience to enjoy real white water rafting? It all comes down to our fantastic team! We employ a number of certified and experienced white water rafters, who have spent time river rafting all over New Zealand…and the rest of the world!
You can check out our team right here on our website, to get to know the people who will be helping you during your white water rafting experience.