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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!

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 13
  • Please Note: All you need to participate is a reasonable level of fitness.

    This experience is NOT suitable for pregnant women.

    Recommended maximum weight is 120kgs - must be fit and healthy.

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: You must arrive at the Kaituna Cascades Rafting base 15 minutes before your booking time.

    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 October 20 to October 26

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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Akshara Venkadesh Rajalakshmy from New Zealand wrote on 20 January 2021

Loved it!

Best experience ever! I was a bit scared but it was a pleasant and one of the best moments of my life! <3

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

Awesome - good work on overcoming your fears !

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

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.

Helena from Czech Republic wrote on 15 June 2021

Great team, great experience.

Enjoy every minute, experience guides, good fun.

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

Legend !! Thanks for rafting with us Helena :)

Brodie Cummins from New Zealand wrote on 14 February 2021

Epic adventure!

The guides were awesome really added to the experience!! Friendly, helpful and totally put everyone at ease! What an epic way to see beautiful NZ in all its glory!

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

Nice One Brodie. The staff really enjoy there job & guess it shows !

Mina from New Zealand wrote on 27 December 2018

No experience

I can not give any star cause after several cancellations I am really disappointed.

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

Due to heavy rain and the river being flooded we had to cancel your booking for safety reasons. Sorry Mina but the weather is something we can not control.

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