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Kaituna Cascades Rafting - The Grade 5 Kaituna River

Join the Original Kaituna Rafting Company for an unbeatable grade 5 white-water experience on one of New Zealand's most exciting and beautiful rivers!

Highlights

  • Tackle the Mighty Kaituna River and attempt the world famous 7 metre Tutea Falls
  • Enjoy a 50 minute action packed ride down 14 epic rapids
  • Stunning scenery through a tight and twisting warm water jungle canyon
  • Experienced and safety assured guide

Experience the thrills and spills of the Mighty Kaituna River as we take on the world famous 7 meter Tutea Falls, the highest commercially rafted waterfall.

Together with your expert guide, your team will enjoy a 50 minute action packed ride down 14 epic rapids in a tight and twisting warm water jungle canyon.

This is a white water enthusiasts dream and is a must do for adrenaline junkies and 1st timers rafters alike!

No prior experience is necessary as you will be given full and comprehensive training.

All you need is a reasonable level of fitness, a sense of fun and adventure, swimwear and a towel.

Departs Daily: 9am, 11:45am 2.30pm and 4.30pm (summer only).

Location: 18 Okere Falls Road, Okere Falls, Rotorua (Google Maps) Our base is located at the Kaituna River and there are no long bus rides or waiting around in wet suits!

Adult $95.00

What's included

  • The best guides on the river, custom built rafts, helmets, lifejackets, paddles, wetsuits, fleece tops, wetsuit booties and splash jackets.

Duration

  • Allow approximately 2 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • 18 Okere Falls Road, Okere Falls, Rotorua 3074

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

  • All you need is a reasonable level of fitness.

    Not recommended for pregnant women.

  • 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.

Available Bookings from December 13 to December 19

Change Dates

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

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

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Mohamad Fazli from Singapore wrote on 11 September 2019

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Awesome Rafting Ever

Challenge myself and wife on this rafting. Briefing and preparation was super clear by the friendly instructors. Indeed, an awesome good experience doing this rafting. 7 metres drop is no joke but fun after the drop. We got Ollie and Blue as our instructors. They both make everyone on the raft feel comfortable throughout. Thumbs up to both of them. Best Rafting ever. Thank you for the experience.

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Thanks heaps Mohammed. Really stoked you guys enjoyed the Rafting trip so much & felt safe while in our hands. Cheers from the Kaituna Cascades crew

Lisa from Australia wrote on 20 August 2019

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Amazing

Exhilarating experience I was so nervous but they filled me with positive vibes great professional made me feel like I could do anything xx love love love ❤️ everyone needs to do this with these guys x

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Thanks Lisa. We love it when we get reviews like yours. Cheers for the good times on the river and happy travels for the rest of your trip in NZ

Aswathy Mathew from Australia wrote on 01 May 2019

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That was superb 👌

We had an amazing experience and great time withwith kaituna cascades team...thanks alot..🙂👍

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Sweetas. Thanks alot for choosing to Raft with Kaituna Cascades

Ryan from United Kingdom wrote on 01 March 2019

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Epic tour

One of the best experiences, definitely a must do! The guys running it were great!

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Thanks heaps Ryan. The guides @ Kaituna Cascades will be stoked to hear that !!

Jodie Sparnon from Australia wrote on 16 August 2019

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What an awesome experience!!!

We headed down to Kaituna for our very first Rafting experience. Upon arrival we were a little hesitant as the weather was quite cold but we were keen to see what all the fuss was about. Little Kevin was at the gate greeting us as we entered along with the Kaituna crew who were very welcoming. As we kitted up in our wetsuits (which by the way kept us super warm) and went through all the safety points and instructions we set off to the river just a short walk. The surroundings were breathtaking in itself absolutely stunning. Our team leader was Chris T and he was throughout the experience and awesome guy giving us plenty of excitement along the way. From start to finish the adventure was action packed and an experience we would do over and over again! If your contemplating it just do it you will not regret it! Absolutely loved it! Thankyou so much to Chris T and the team of Kaituna Rafting!!!! Tu meke 🙌🏾

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Hey Jodie Thank you heaps for coming out Rafting and writing a Mean Review. It was a great bunch of people that morning and the Stoke was high all round. Hope to see you guys again in the future !! ... Cheers

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