Kaituna River White Water Rafting from Rotorua

Water Sports in New Zealand
Image by Viator

Information from Viator

Tour description

Kaituna River features grade 5 rapids plus the awesome 7 meter (23 feet) Tutea Falls, the worlds highest commercially rafted waterfall. Take the ultimate thrill ride on this Kaituna River white water rafting tour.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: River Rats Raft & Kayak, 837 Te Ngae Rd, Rotorua 3074 New ZealandThe trip runs through a stunning bush clad gorge and features 14 rapids, including the worlds highest commercially rafted waterfall.Your day will begin with a pickup from your hotel. From here you will be taken to the airport base where you will obtain your equipment and participate in a safety briefing as well as quick training. After this you'll proceed to Kaituna River.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Kaituna River, Bay of Plenty, New ZealandYou 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 BootiesDuration: 50 minutes

What's included

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

What's not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities