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Kaituna Cascades - The Original Grade 5 Kaituna White Water Rafting Company

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.

Per Person $105.00 (13 years +)

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.

    Our base is located at the Kaituna River so there are no long bus rides or waiting around in wet suits!

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

  • Daily Departure Times: 9:00am, 11:45am, 2:30pm and 4:30pm (summer only).

    Please Note: All you need to participate is a reasonable level of fitness.

    This experience is NOT suitable for pregnant women.

    This experience is NOT recommended for people over 130kgs.

    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 September 24 to September 30

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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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Harsh Barot from United States wrote on 14 March 2020

Amazing experience!!!

Highly recommend this to anyone looking for a fun time on river. These guys are professionals and will make sure that you have a great time on the raft and off the raft if that happens 😜. Eoin “Owen” was our guide/instructor and he was excellent.

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Cheers for the GREAT REVIEW Harsh. Eoin is a recent addition to the Kaituna Cascades Team this summer & is a top bloke

juanitad from New Zealand wrote on 08 March 2020

Scary fun

Awesome trip down the Kaituna. Felt safe the whole time. Great host Reece. Told us exactly what we needed to do. Will do it again 😊

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That"s what we love to hear. Thank You Juanita for rafting with the Origonal Waterfall Rafting Company & we seriously hope you come back again one day !!

Pamela Adams from Australia wrote on 12 February 2020

Must Do

We had an awesome time! We received good instructions at the start and felt safe throughout the journey. Highlights were the 7m waterfall, getting an opportunity to jump in and float around whilst taking in the amazing trees and blue skies and swimming down a small rapid. Rob was a great guide and we had three people in our raft that couldn’t swim and they also had a great time. These guys are right near where the rafting starts and I would highly recommend using this company.

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Thanks for Rafting with us Pamela & writing a great review .

Toby from Australia wrote on 11 February 2020

Amazing - Worth every cent!

Honestly one of the most exciting things I have ever done. So much fun. Elvis was a great guide and made the experience so good. At no point did I feel unsafe (a little nervous maybe though!). I would have no hesitation recommending this to anyone that was thinking about going. It was my first time going rafting and I now cannot wait to go again. Got some great photos as well. Seriously, just book it now!

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Super Stoked you had a great rafting trip with us !! Thanks & Happy Travels bro

Peter Martin from United Kingdom wrote on 29 January 2020

Best Experience Ever

From the minute we arrived all the staff were really helpful I can honestly say it was one of the best experiences we had while in New Zealand. I would definitely recommend it Hopefully we will get a chance to do it again one Day Thanks Peter

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Really enjoyed reading your review Peter. Thanks & Come back again anytime

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