Grade 3 Whitewater rafting on the Okere Awa River
Grade 3 Whitewater rafting on the Okere Awa River
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level
  • Spoken languages
  • Duration
    3 hrs
  • Opening seasons:
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Activity description


Come and Experience the Okere Awa guided tour with Rotorua Rafting, where you will be guided through prehistoric Aotearoa on land and on the river.

Starting 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.

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 10 y/o
Cancellation policy: 
moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% refund

3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
→ No refund will be made
Offer Description

You will spend about 30 minutes on the river, however please allow 3 hours for the total length of the activity.

Activity requirements

Low level of fitness required and no experience necessary.

Bookings are essentials!

Special terms

This activity is only available in Summer - between November and March.

Meeting at the meeting point is usually 40 minutes prior to the starting time of the activity. The courtesy shuttle departs central Rotorua 30mins before the trip time.


Photos are available for purchase after the trip.

Groups of 8 people or more can receive a discounted price: please contact us.

  • FREE transfers from Central Rotorua
  • All safety equipment (wetsuit, booties, helmet, buoyancy aids)
  • Gentle bush walk with a knowledgeable local guide
  • Whitewater river rafting on the Okere River (Grade 3)
  • Photos
  • Snacks
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Lots of Smiles
Meeting point
Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Centre, 1167 Fenton Street, Rotorua Get directions
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