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Kaituna Cascades - Grade 5 Wairoa River

Take on the mighty Wairoa River in an adrenaline-pumping rafting expedition you'll never forget! Make sure you're one of the lucky few that get to experience this rafting trip of a lifetime.

The Grade 5 Wairoa River is renowned for having some of the best white water action in New Zealand.

Kaituna Cascades is the only company to run whole river - including the bottom 3 rapids and lower waterfall!

Hold on for dear life as you tackle 'Mothers Nightmare' which has a technical grade 4 rock garden, closely followed by a tight 2 metre drop.

Experience the thrill of 'The Rollercoaster' - Consisting of the aptly named 'Devils Couldron' and the breathtaking 'Bottom Drop'.

Feel the rush of 'The Waterfall' which has an awesome 3 metre drop into a churning pool of white water through the Wairoa Rivers boulder-strewn rock canyon.

The Wairoa River is only open 26 days per year - Make sure you're one of the lucky few that get to experience this rafting trip of a lifetime!


Location: The river is located just outside tauranga on highway 29, 15 minutes from Tauranga or 50 minutes from Rotorua. 1378 State Highway 29 - Tauranga


NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

Adult $140.00

What's included

  • The best guides on the river
  • Custom built rafts
  • Helmets, lifejackets, paddles, wetsuits, fleece tops, wetsuit booties and splash jackets
  • Snacks

Location

  • 1378 State Highway 29 - Tauranga

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • You must be 13+ years to join this experience.

    Your safety is our No.1 priority at Kaituna Cascades. If for any reason we feel safety is compromised we reserve the right to cancel any trip or person.

    Any river trip carries a degree of risk - participants must be aware that while safety is paramount Kaituna Cascades cannot 100% guarantee your safety.

    Cancellations within 24 hours and "no shows" are non refundable. A 20% cancellation fee applies to any booking cancelled prior.

  • Allow approximately 3.5 hours duration for the whole experience

Available Bookings from June 20 to June 26

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Charlotte Burns from Australia wrote on 18 February 2018

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10/10 !!!

Such a fantastic day! Everything was super organised. I had never done rafting before but the guys made me feel safe and confident. I would do this again in a heartbeat!

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Awesome !! Thanks for the Great Review Charlotte. We are stoked you loved it so much and gave a 10/10

Karen from United Kingdom wrote on 18 February 2018

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Absolutely fantastic!

Life begins at 51! Had an absolute blast, the guides were fantastic, i would recommend this trip to anyone with a fear factor!!

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Thanks alot for the Great review Karen !! Cheers from Kaituna Cascades Team

Gabbie from New Zealand wrote on 06 February 2018

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Amazing!

Could not rate this more. We had a week trip away and this by far was my best expreance

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Awesome Gabbie - The Wairoa is the best aye !! :) Come on back anytime ! Cheers from the Cascades Crew

Svenja from New Zealand wrote on 30 January 2017

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Go for it!

Fun day on the river. Awesome guide giving you all the extra details around rapids & river. Always felt safe. :-)

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thanks you svenja , yes toshi enjoyed his day out on wairoa, wairoa is good grade 4/5 technical white water

Hanna McGivern from New Zealand wrote on 30 November 2014

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Excellent Day Out

We really enjoyed our trip. Our guide was awesome and made us feel safe at all times as he explained everything that was going to happen really clearly. I would definitely recommend this company for rafting they are a great team!

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