All about the White Water Rafting Kaituna River

Snake through steep native bush clad canyons and over 14 awesome Rapids and 3 waterfalls including world-renowned 7-meter Tutea Falls, the Highest Commercially Rafted Waterfall in the World! Blended with touches of Maori culture, this trip offers it all, for both white water rafting enthusiasts and first timers.

Experience rafting on the world's highest rafted waterfall from Rotorua. Your chance to get up close and personal with New Zealand's awesome natural landscape
We offer the total package - action, adventure, culture, adrenaline, and fun. Not only are our trips action packed but they touch on local history and focus on giving clients a touch of culture- so each person leaves informed, exhilarated and with a basic understanding of aspects Maori.
Pass through steep, bush-clad canyons, over 14 awesome drops- including the 7m Tutea falls. Blended with a touch of culture, this trip offers it all, for both rafting enthusiasts and first timers. With the best gear and guides coupled with our amazing river choices .......it's a must, a unique mix of history, culture and adrenalin overload.

White Water Rafting Kaituna River Itinerary - 1 days

  1. Day 1 White Water Rafting
    You will be picked up from your accommodation in central Rotorua and taken to to the Kaitiaki Adventure Base to meet the team. First step is to sign in and have a briefing with the tour leaders so you know what to expect from the adventure. We let you know exactly whats in store for you out on the river. You will have a training on how to paddle, so you can be a total beginner and still have a safe experience.

    Then its time to put on your wet suit, helmet an get ready for the action and adventure of White Water Rafting.

    Pass through steep, bush clad canyons, over 14 awesome drops- including the 7m Tutea falls. Blended with a touch of culture, this trip offers it all, for both rafting enthusiasts and first timers. With the best gear and guides coupled with our amazing river choices .......it's a must, a unique mix of history, culture and adrenalin overload.

    As you walk down to the Kaituna River bed you will say respect to Wairua(spirit) by a Karakia(prayer) allowing respect to be shown to the people of the river, those who live now and those of years gone by.

    Then its time to start rafting!

    White Water Rafting on the Kaituna River is the total package action, adventure, culture, adrenaline and fun! The trip is not only action packed but touches on local history and Maori culture of the area. The theme is 'Peace' - encourage New Zealand as a peaceful destination.

    The role of Kaitiaki adventures is guardian, custodian and caretaker of the river. They take the role seriously not only as guardian of the river but to encourage an environmental consciousness. You will find an environmentally friendly toilet, shower system and water collection from the roof.

    Pass through steep, bush clad canyons, over 14 awesome drops- including the 7m Tutea falls. Blended with a touch of culture, this trip offers it all, for both rafting enthusiasts and first timers. This New Zealand White Water Rafting experience is one of the most adventure-packed Grade 5 Rivers in the world, as well as the world's highest commercially rafted waterfall!

    We then return to base to shower and change before checking out all the photos. You will then be returned by bus to your accommodation.
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Real Kiwi Says:
The Okere River (Kaituna) boasts the Highest Commercially Rafted Waterfall (7m) in the World. In fact, there are 3 waterfalls among the 14 rapids; two smaller waterfalls to practise on before attacking the 7-meter drop named Tutea Falls. In amongst beautiful, clean/green NZ lives a great deal of Maori History – the area is renowned for the tribal wars of the past. Behind and around the waterfall exists caves used for the hiding of women and children, and later the burial ground of Chief Tutea. There are many Maori Myths and Legends associated with this River known to the locals as Okere (waterfall). The Okere (Kaituna) River is situated at Okere Falls, between Rotorua (20 minutes drive) and Tauranga (45 minutes drive).

White Water Rafting Kaituna River Price information
NZD per person

Price

Description

$109
Adult

Departure information

Starts

Daily except 25 December

Pick up from your central Rotorua accommodation.

3 hours round trip. Trip Time: 9am, 12.30pm or 2:30pm. Returns to Rotorua: 12pm , 3.30pm or 5:30pm

Ends
Rotorua


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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour

Please limit luggage to 1 small bag per person

Please advise any dietary requirements or medical conditions when reconfirming reservation.

No experience necessary. Kaitiaki Adventures will give all the training required and will assist you throughout the trip.

Recommended travel insurance: It is recommended that you have taken out a travel insurance policy before traveling.

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