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Kaitiaki Adventures - Kaituna Whitewater Rafting

Take on the challenge of a thrilling rafting adventure with Kaitiaki Adventures - Rotorua’s White Water Rafting Specialists.

Highlights

  • Raft down the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world - the 7 metre Tutea Falls!
  • Adrenalin packed whitewater rafting through over 14 rapids
  • Beautiful scenery and Maori culture
  • No experience necessary


Take on the challenge of a thrilling rafting adventure with Kaitiaki Adventures - Rotorua’s White Water Rafting Specialists.

The Kaituna River carves through a natural gorge and serves up an exciting series of playful rapids and waterfalls that are set within beautiful native bush.

Get your adrenalin pumping when you go over Tutea Falls which, at 7 metres, is the world's highest commercially rafted waterfall!

This grade 5 rafting adventure will have you buzzing with excitement.

No experience is required, the team at Kaitiaki Adventures will assist you throughout the trip and provide all the training required.

Culture, adrenaline, action and fun – This is one adventure not to be missed!

Per Person $109.00

What's included

  • 3 hour Whitewater rafting adventure
  • Courtesy transport from Rotorua CBD accomodation and Rotorua information centre
  • Experienced guide and training provided
  • All safety equipment

Duration

  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Pick up meeting point, Rotorua Information Centre: 1167 Fenton St, Rotorua 3007

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 13

Notes

  • Location: Te Ngae Park, Rotorua

    Restrictions: Must be 13 years and over

Available Bookings from July 15 to July 21

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Timo Lambo from New Zealand wrote on 23 June 2019

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Excellent Adventure

I can only recommend KAITIAKI Adventures!!

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Tena koe Timo! Thanks so much :)

Geraldine from Australia wrote on 19 April 2019

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Excellent

We only had the morning left in Rotorua before we had to get back to Auckland. Best choice! Finished at 11am and we were on the road. Guides were great, perfect amount of respect shown to culture and the dangers of the river. Really pleased we went, thanks Justin! ... & thanks Kituna for showing your power... but not dumping us!!

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Kia ora Geraldine, Thanks for the review and for joining us. Glad you made it safe to Auckland.

Dianne from New Zealand wrote on 26 January 2019

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Awsome Experience

Bought for my grandson and his friends birthday. They thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience with their guide making them feel at ease through out. Would highly recommend to anyone.

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Thanks for an awesome review Dianne! Maybe next time we can take him sledging :) Nga Mihi, Kaitiaki Adventures

Helen from United Kingdom wrote on 07 August 2018

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Fun experience, bit disappointed with the tone

The actual rafting experience was great, the rapids were exciting and the crew supervising were experienced and it felt very well organised. However the tone was a bit crass and sexist with lots of comments about the women in the front of the raft 'taking a load to the face' a pretty unfunny joke repeated multiple times. I was also a bit queasy about the Maori tradition being co-opted as a tourist 'experience' by what appeared to be non-Maori guides, especially as it was really well and seriously done by a Maori team member at the outset of the trip, and because we were passing through a Maori burial ground, it felt appropriate to treat it seriously, but when we were actually on the river it felt a bit like shouting Maori chants and prayers was just part of the rafting experience and it veered a bit close to cultural appropriation with the meaning stripped out which I wasn't entirely comfortable with in retrospect. It's a shame because the guides were mostly great, enthusiastic and experienced and great at setting you at ease and making the experience enjoyable. It's just that things feeling a little bit sexist and a little bit racist takes the shine off an experience and seems pretty unnecessary as the basic product is so good.

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Jeroen from New Zealand wrote on 01 January 2019

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Delayed and unprofessional staff

Our rafting experience was delayed by 50 minutes without any excuse or explanation why. We had to get our own jnformation. The staff was unprofressional and made jokes which were a bit "too" much. I didn't hear something they said so I kept walking. She then asked where I was from (Holland), and then said aaah that explains a lot... Rafting itself was very cool though.

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Kia Ora Jeroen, We are sorry you have had a delay in the experience and this was not explained properly! We aim to inform everybody well before the activity if there are any delays - we will relay this to the staff to ensure it does not happen again! We are happy you enjoyed the rafting though! Enjoy the rest of your journey throughout our beautiful country! Nga Mihi Kaitiaki Adventures

10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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