Water activity

Rotorua: Kaituna River Rafting Expereince

4.9 / 5

34 reviews

Activity provider: Rotorua Rafting
Water activity

Rotorua: Kaituna River Rafting Expereince

Activity provider: Rotorua Rafting
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From US$ 59.40 per person

Likely to sell out

The Kaituna River is ranked the number 1 Travellers Choice Experience in NZ. It doesn't get much better than whitewater rafting through this river.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Feel the thrill of whitewater rafting over 3 waterfalls and 14 rapids
  • Enjoy the opportunity to swim and leap into the water along the way
  • Spark your adrenaline as you make your way along the fast-paced rapids
  • Take part in an adventure designed for everyone — perfect for beginners
  • Benefit from the support and guidance of experienced instructors
Full description
Drive to the Rotorua Rafting base, just a 20 minute drive from Central Rotorua. Meet your guide at the base and dress up in your wetsuit to stay toasty warm for the day. Your guide will teach you everything you need to know. Don't worry if you've never been whitewater rafting before, you don't need any experience. Non-swimmers are even able to tackle the river. In the summer months, the river is 25 degrees Celsius, making it the warmest river in the country. A quick hop across the road will see you arrive at the river ready to tackle 14 epic rapids and 3 waterfalls. The highlights will be jumping, swimming, surfing, and plummeting over the highest commercially rafted waterfall on the planet. After an hour of action, you will arrive back at the base ready to get changed and check out the photos that were taken throughout the adventure.
  • Wetsuits
  • Booties
  • Safety equipment
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Shuttle from Rotorua can be arranged for $15pp
  • Photos are an optional extra
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People over 287 lbs (130 kg)

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What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 34 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
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March 22, 2023

We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The staff were friendly, informative, and accommodating. We highly recommend the experience.

March 16, 2023

March 13, 2023

Product ID: 294885