Kaituna River

White Water Rafting on the Kaituna River


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The Kaituna River is Rotorua Raftings playground, with an all kiwi crew and home to not just one but three awesome waterfalls, including the highest rafted waterfall in the world, Tutea Falls at 7m there is no denying that there is something amazing about this trip!
Whether you are a first time rafter or a white water legend, let Rotorua Rafting guide you through one of the most beautiful rivers that New Zealand has to offer.  The extra bonus is that the Kaituna River is also the one of the warmest rivers in New Zealand.
The Kaituna River has long been the source of life for the local iwi (tribe). It supplied Kai (food) and wai (water) needed for survival. However it has not always been a peaceful place, for centuries the local warriors of Ngati Hinerangi battled to keep their Taonga (treasure) that is the Kaituna.
Now 200 years on with Rotorua Rafting you are the warrior, battling Papatuanuku (Earth Mother) against one of it's most powerful elements and the 7 metre waterfall.
Dressed in the highest standard equipment and being guided by world champion guides, you are sure to be victorious in your battle.

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  • What we offer

    FREE transfers from Central Rotorua
    All safety equipment (wetsuit, booties, helmet, buoyancy aids)
    Whitewater river rafting on the Kaituna River
    About 1 hour on the river, allow 3 hours round trip
    Photos are available after the trip

  • Departure Times

    Summer - 9am, 12pm, 3pm
    Winter - (1st June - 31 August) - 10am and 2pm
    Others on demand

  • Requirements

    Minimum age - 10 yrs (Half trip - Grade 3)
    Minimum age - 13 yrs and over (Full trip - Grade 5)

  • What to bring

    Swimsuit and Towel
    Smiles and Screams

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The ultimate kiwi whitewater experience in one of the most beautiful places in the world!!! We just wanted to do it all again!!!
Paul Smith, Australia