Grade 5 White Water Rafting on the Kaituna River
Grade 5 White Water Rafting on the Kaituna River
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Activity Snapshot

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


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.

minimum 13 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 1 hour on the river, however allow 3 hours round trip for this activity.

Activity requirements

Bookings are essentials!

Special terms

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.

If you wish to drive yourself to the River base, you will need to meet with your guide 15 minutes prior to the starting time of the activity

Departure times vary depending on the season:

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

Photos are available for purchase after the trip.

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

  • Wetsuit
  • Booties
  • Helmet
  • Buoyancy aids
  • A good time
  • Professional guides
  • FREE transfers from Central Rotorua
  • Photos
  • Snacks
Do not forget to bring
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Smiles and Screams
Meeting point
Rotorua i-SITE Visitor Centre, 1167 Fenton Street, Rotorua, Get directions


Average rating
5 / 5
Very good
Thrilling white water rafting experience !!
  • 5 / 5

Very well conducted

Excellent activity
  • 5 / 5

Everything was well planned and executed with care

Amazing time
  • 5 / 5


  • 5 / 5

Highly recommended

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