Kaituna River Rafting in Rotorua - Grade 5

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Fitness level moderate
Intensity level moderate
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Highlights & inclusions

Grade 5 rafting on the Kaituna River
World's highest commercially rafted waterfall
3 big waterfalls - including the 7m Tutea Falls
One of the warmest rivers in New Zealand
No experience necessary!
Cultural learning while on the river
or 4 payments of $26.45 with more info
Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to experience

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Mon, Jul 15, 2024

What you can expect

Experience the thrill of white water rafting in Rotorua with the Grade 5 Kaituna River Rafting adventure. Located in the heart of New Zealand's North Island, Rotorua is renowned for its stunning natural landscapes and adrenaline-pumping activities. This exhilarating rafting experience takes you down the mighty Kaituna River, known for its impressive rapids, warm waters and cultural significance.

Embark on an unforgettable journey as you navigate through the twists and turns of the Kaituna River. Feel the rush of adrenaline as you conquer exhilarating grade five rapids and three big waterfalls, including the world's highest commercially rafted waterfall - the seven-metre Tutea Falls. With guidance from expert instructors, you'll learn the necessary skills to navigate the rapids safely while having an incredible time. This adventure perfect for anyone of a moderate fitness, from beginners to experienced rafters.

The Kaituna River Rafting adventure offers an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of New Zealand's natural wonders. As you raft downriver with your Rotorua Rafting guides, you'll be surrounded by lush native forests and stunning landscapes. If conditions allow, you may also have the chance to jump out of the raft and float down certain stretches of the Kaituna River. Luckily, it's one of the warmest rivers in New Zealand!

Whether you're a thrill-seeker or simply looking to explore the beauty of Rotorua, this rafting adventure is a must-do activity. Book your Rotorua river rafting experience today and get ready for an adrenaline-fueled adventure on the Kaituna River.


What you need to know

  • Grade 5 white water rafting on the Kaituna River
  • Three big waterfalls, including the seven-metre Tutea Falls
  • World class safety equipment provided - wetsuit, booties, helmet, buoyancy aids
  • Maori cultural learning throughout the tour
  • Experienced guides providing safety instructions and guidance throughout
  • This experience is approximately 2 hours in duration (including 1 hour on the river)
  • Available daily, excluding Christmas Day
  • Summer - 9am, 10.30am, 12pm, 1.30pm and 3pm
  • Winter (May-Oct) - 10am, 12pm and 2pm
Departure Location
  • This experience departs from 761 State Highway 33, Okere Falls
  • Transfers available from Central Rotorua for an additional $15 per person
What To Bring
  • Bring your swimwear and a towel
Additional Information
  • Minimum age for full trip is 13yrs (Full trip = Grade 5)
  • All safety and rafting equipment is provided, including wetsuits, booties, helmet, buoyancy aids and a world class guide
  • Minimum of 2 places required to confirm the trip departure
  • Shuttle transfers depart from Rotorua approx 40 minutes before the trip time
Cancellation Policy
  • Change your booking up to 24 hours before the start time of your experience​
  • Changes are not permitted within 24 hours of your experience​
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience​
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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