Rafting down the Kaituna River in Rotorua
Rafting down the Kaituna River in Rotorua
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  • Duration
    2 hrs
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Activity description

Embark on an adrenaline rush that will take you down the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world. This exhilarating White Water rafting adventure will move you through foamy water and over the awesome seven-meter drop at Tutea Falls. Gather your adrenaline-seeking friends and family or just yourself if everyone else is too scared!

This 45 minutes rafting trip will take you on the Kaituna River, a short 15 minutes from central Rotorua. Although it offers full-on action, the river is pool drop meaning that every rapid is followed by calm water making it very forgiving for a grade 5 river. This rafting trip is suitable for all active people aged 13 years and over.

Allow at least two hours for this activity, as it will also include 15 to 20 minutes of training prior to the trip teaching all the required paddle commands and safety information.

Lastly, professional photographs are taken during the rafting trip and are available for purchase so make sure to have the best of time and smile as much as you can! ! 


Cancellation policy: 
1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically reimbursed for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% reimbursement

3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
→ No reimbursements will be effected


1Summer rafting trip
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2Winter rafting trip
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Meeting point
Hangar 14s, Rotorua Airport, 837 Te Ngae Road, Roturua OR Pick up from your central Rotorua accomodation 30min before trip time Get directions


Average rating
5 / 5
Very good
Would recommend this to everyone!!! Can’t waot to go back and do it again
  • 5 / 5

Awesome!! So much fun. We were the only ones in the raft with our guide Adam, he was great!! Very encouraging, and knowledgeable, and so helpful when we flipped the raft and needed help getting back in. Only downfall was having to carry the raft back, not easy with only 3 people. Understand we need to help out but it was very heavy...

Great yet thrilling experience
  • 5 / 5

I was scarred first, but the guides r great and fun. Our boat flipped in the waterfall, but I knew what to do and it was only a sec to get back in the boat after. Would do it again

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