Rafting the Kaituna River is the perfect school trip activity; we can tailor our trips to fit your requirements in school assessments.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 Achievement standard resources all ready to go, at Level 1, 2 and 3 –  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 (Ōkere awa) and put those skills to the test.

Right next door, we have the award-winning Okere Falls Store, or we have BBQ facilities onsite.For more information on our Achievement standards please contact us.

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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


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, Ōkere 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.

tour details

group sizes

No group is too big or small.

Maximum 360 a day. Great group rates.

trip times

Year round

9 am or 10.30 am start

Others on demand

what to bring

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

Towel hire available, must be PRE BOOKED.

lunch options

We are located right next to the Ōkere 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