Kaituna River White Water Rafting from Rotorua

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Kaituna River White Water Rafting from Rotorua information and booking

3 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from Rotorua hotels OR Hangar 14 S, Rotorua Airport, 837 Te Ngae, Rotorua
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
Summer October to March9am, 12:30pm, 3:30pmWinter April to September 10am, 2pmDate and times subject to change
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Tour description provided by Viator

Kaituna River features grade 5 rapids plus the awesome 7 meter (21 feet) Tutea Falls, the worlds highest commercially rafted waterfall. Take the ultimate thrill ride on this Kaituna River white water rafting tour.

A short 15-minutes from Rotorua is Kaituna River. You can't get more thrills and action than on a grade 5 rapid. Fast and furious, you'll ride through foamy water over the seven meter drop waterfall!

Most of the trip runs through a very narrow gorge with sheer rock walls clad in ferns and other native plants providing a truly stunning backdrop to this exciting tour.

Although this trip provides full on action the pool drop nature of the river means it is not technically difficult so the trip is suitable for adventurous beginners. In fact around 70% of customers have never rafted before.

Around 15 - 20 minutes of training is provided prior to the trip teaching all the required paddle commands and safety information.

Situated in the Okere Falls Scenic Reserve the river is pool drop, meaning that every rapid is followed by calm water making it very forgiving for a grade 5 river.

You'll be provided with:

  • Safety Helmets
  • Lifejackets
  • Wetsuits
  • Polar Fleece Tops (weather dependent)
  • Spray jackets (weather dependent)
  • Wetsuit Booties

What's included

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All necessary equipment

What isn't included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)