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Take on the mighty Wairoa River in an adrenaline pumping rafting expedition you'll never forget!

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!


What to bring: Sense of adventure, bathing suit / shorts and towel

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

Price: $120 Per Person (Includes snack)

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!

Conditions:

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.

Weather cancellation by the operator will be rescheduled or refunded in full.

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


Available Bookings from January 23 to January 29

Change Dates

All prices for this activity are shown in NZD ($)

9:30 a.m.
Wed 23 Jan
Thu 24 Jan
Fri 25 Jan
Sat 26 Jan
Sun 27 Jan
Mon 28 Jan
Tue 29 Jan

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  • Adult$100.00

4.9

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Frank Jacobs from Netherlands wrote on 26 March 2018

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Great rafting experience, bad comms

Great tour on the Wairoa. Nice guides, skilled and some nice (and fishy) lunch afterwards. They charge $50 for 1 or 5 pictures. In the car I was shown them and was told it would be easy to get them (or buy). Follow-up on my mail was poor (basically: others are happy to pay $50 for a picture), so sad you think it’s weird. The trip was amazing, the after-care or comms pretty lousy. For me the reason to do another rafting/kayak adventure with another company.

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From Kaituna Cascades - Grade 5 Wairoa River

Hey frank Thanks for the review. Yip that was a great day out on the Wairoa river. $50 is the cost for the whole Photo Album of our Rafting trip. You probably get at least 70-80 professional photos for that price. Sorry mate but we just don't sell them Individually !! We did also email you back asking if you would like to discuss this matter further by phone !! but unfortunately we never heard back from you. Cheers Kaituna Cascades

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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From Kaituna Cascades - Grade 5 Wairoa River

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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From Kaituna Cascades - Grade 5 Wairoa River

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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From Kaituna Cascades - Grade 5 Wairoa River

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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From Kaituna Cascades - Grade 5 Wairoa River

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

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