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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 November 01 to November 07

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  • Per Person$76.00

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  • Per Person$76.00

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  • Per Person$76.00

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Ian Clarke from New Zealand wrote on 21 July 2020

Awesome Afternoon!

The team at Kaitiaki were awesome! Our guides Ben & Hemi were on point! A real fun activity which we as a family will talk about for a long time to come. Great service, great banter & great afternoon.

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Kia Ora Ian! Thanks a lot for your epic review! We're stoked that you enjoyed your experience and that we could contribute to the family memoirs in some way! Our guides love it when kiwi families come along, because the banter is received MUCH better! Definitely join us again when you're next back in Rotorua! Ngā mihi, Kaitiaki Adventures

Alanah Davis from New Zealand wrote on 15 July 2020

Awesome people!

The Kaitiaki staff were so lovely and welcoming! They made what was already going to be an amazing experience, even better. I would highly recommend booking through Kaitiaki if you are thinking of doing white water rafting. Was an amazing day!

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Kia Ora Alanah! Thanks for the sweeeeet review! We're all about that Manaakitanga (hospitality) here at Kaitiaki, so to hear that was something you took from your time with us is assurance that we're living up to our values! Definitely come and visit again when you're next in Rotorua! Perhaps you can try our White Water Sledging next time? Ngā mihi, Kaitiaki Adventures

Whitney from New Zealand wrote on 26 October 2020

Amazing experience

The amazing people at Kaitiaki Adventures not only provide a thrilling and fun whitewater rafting experience but they also help educate you about the whakapapa of the awa and the tupuna of the hapu. Thank you guys so much for upholding the mana of the awa you guys ROCK!!

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Kia Ora Whitney! Thanks so much for the awesome review! We are glad you had such a wicked time! Hope to see you again soon! Ma te wa, Kaitiaki Whanau

Helen from United Kingdom wrote on 07 August 2018

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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dean1973 from New Zealand wrote on 26 October 2020

Rafting

Excellent experience. Staff and guides were super helpful and friendly.

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Kia Ora Dean! Thanks for coming we’re glad you had a blast and our whānau looked after you! Nga mihi nui Kaitiaki Adventures

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