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 January 16 to January 22

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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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simonk from New Zealand wrote on 07 January 2021

Awesome adventure

What an awesome experience. Right from the moment we got there we were greeted by very friendly staff. Sign in and induction was fun and professional. You are decked out in all the quality gear you need. All the guides where very knowledgeable and fun. Base is really close to the river so in no time your on the water. What an amazing run down the river. Lots of rapids and the 7 metre drop at the end was such a buzz. Can't say enough how professional and fun the guide were. Never once did I feel I wasn't safe and looked after. Would highly recommend this rafting adventure to anyone and will definitely be back for more Simon

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NOW THAT'S A GREAT REVIEW !! As a owner I really loved reading that mate. Thanks a lot Simon & we look forward to having you guys back again someday.

Taina Rego from New Zealand wrote on 16 January 2021

MUST DO IT!

Fun experience! The scenery is perfect and the waters are warm enough for you to swim and have a good time! Totally recommend the place. I'll be back for more

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LEGENDS - love the water temp in summer aye !! Cheers for the review :)

wentingy from New Zealand wrote on 16 January 2021

Best NZ rafting experience

It was an awesome experience rafting in Kaituna river. The water temperature is abt 25 and it’s so nice to swim in the pools! A great company and the guides are so friendly with professional manner! We feel so bad and guilty when our guide Matt was injured because of our complete failure in the 7-meter waterfall. The boat flipped over and everyone was in the water. Matt was trying to get everyone back to the boat despite his bleeding jaw.. :( Hope he will recover soon! We’ll definitely come back again and highly recommended to everyone who wants to do something unique in Rotorua!

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Trish Comeskey from New Zealand wrote on 13 January 2021

Awesome fun

Fantastic trip. Great fun and great guides. Would happily recommend this experience

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Cheers for the recommendation's and review !! Stoking :)

megans3 from New Zealand wrote on 11 January 2021

EPIC

Amazingly fun time with family down the river. Would suggest going with a group of 5-6 so you get the whole raft to yourselves!

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Epic times for sure !!! Cheers for rafting with us !

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