Rotorua Rafting - Kaituna River White Water Rafting

Okere Falls, New Zealand
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From $71.30

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Go on an adrenaline-filled rafting excursion down the Kaituna River during this 3-hour adventure tour from Rotorua. Here, white-water rapids flow past a subtropical rainforest lining a deep canyon. See stunning waterfalls, including rafting over Tutea Falls, and jump at the opportunity for exhilarating cliff diving. Tour operates winter and summer. Wetsuit, booties and helmet are provided. No experience necessary!
  • 3-hour white-water rafting trip from Rotorua
  • Spend an hour paddling rapids on the Kaituna River
  • Slip down waterfalls and jump from the cliffs!
  • Equipment and round-trip hotel transport included
  • Choose from several departure times

What's Included

  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Professional guide
  • Equipment is provided for use: wetsuit, booties, helmet, buoyancy aids, and additional cold weather apparel
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off $15pp
  • Swimwear and Towel

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 761 State Highway 33
    761 State Highway 33, Okere Falls 3074, New Zealand

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Rotorua Rafting

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Age limit: 10 years for half river trip, 13 years and over for full river trip (must fit safety equipment)
  • Grade 5 action
  • 1 hour is spent on the river, allow 2 hours for the trip.
  • During the summer months, the river can reach temperatures of 25degrees.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Just an all-round exhilarating experience. Guides were professional and made the whole experience fantastic. The level 5 waterfall was awesome. Highly recommended.


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So fun, can’t even...
Spencer_T, Mar 2023
So fun, can’t even explain Everyone was so nice and explained things well. Worth it 100% will definitely do it again
Exhilarating experience
Ian_H, Mar 2023
Just an all-round exhilarating experience. Guides were professional and made the whole experience fantastic. The level 5 waterfall was awesome. Highly recommended.
A fantastic experience
Ian_C, Jan 2023
Great fun, excellent guide, I felt in very safe hands (and was quite relieved that we didn't flip the raft!). Would definitely recommend
Best activity to do while visiting Rotarua!
Ranndi_S, Jan 2023
My boyfriend and I booked the 3 hour rafting tour. We were put in a group with two other couples with our instructor, Sam. He did a fantastic job directing us down the river while also cracking jokes and making it an overall enjoyable experience. The trip exceeded our expectations! If you are wondering if you should make this one are your excursions while in Rotarua, I say it’s worth every penny!
Awesome just do it!!
LARISSA_A, Jan 2023
Amazing ! And the guys were brilliant , knowledgeable and entertaining!! The falls were mind blowing and it was the best fun - do well organised!!!! Thank you
Worth it
Erin_P, Jan 2023
The guides (kyle and Dom) were amazing and made the experience even better :) the weather was a bit rainy but they made it fun and didn't let the weather ruin the experience
Best rapids we have experienced
Eliyah_K, Jan 2023
This is by far the best rafting trip my husband and I experienced. My husband was a raft guide for many years and we always do a trip in new places when we visit. The rapids here was incredible and we throughly enjoyed the trip. Absolutely recommend to everyone. Very thrilling and satisfying.
Highly recommended!
Mike_A, Jan 2023
The entire experience was awesome! The staff was friendly and very well organized. Highly recommended!
Jesper was great. Very...
Geraldine_C, Jan 2023
Jesper was great. Very fun experience. Everything was well run with plenty of staff who were very helpful.
10/10 Rafting - great fun!
Elizabeth_K, Dec 2022
Absolutely amazing session rafting. The group leads made it feel safe as well as fun and everyone was looked out for and made to feel comfortable. Was my first time so a little nervous going in but as soon as we ended I wanted to go again! Big thank you to Mitch our rafts lead for making it a great experience.
Great crew, very helpful. They had all the gear for all ages.
Suresh_B, Dec 2022
Awesome crew !! They had right gear for my teen and 11 year old. Our guide was very entertaining. Ours was first rafting experience, but the guide made us very comfortable, instructions very clear. Thrilling experience overall !!
Nate our guide was...
Dez_F, Dec 2022
Nate our guide was awesome What a great experience Never been on a River like this, we had such a good time. A must for all to do
Fantastic experience!
Charles_H, Dec 2022
Excellent instructors, made it a lot of fun and also safe. Exciting experience riding the rapids amid some spectacular scenery! Adventure well worth it if you're in Rotorua.
Lots of fun, we had a...
Feifei_N, Dec 2022
Lots of fun, we had a great time and unforgettable memory. Definitely will try it again next time. highly recommended
A rush worth embarking on
Rebekah_P, Dec 2022
Our guide Justin was very informative and welcoming. We endured going down the biggest waterfall and had good camaraderie with the other boat mates! I took this opportunity to work at overcoming my fear of water and it helped.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Awesome, thanks for coming out and rafting with us, super stoked you had a great time. ✌️✌️✌️
The last waterfall is a...
Shanaal_D, Dec 2022
The last waterfall is a bit of a doozy! The experience was good fun. Safety instructions were very clear so never felt in any danger even when things went a little pear shaped on the 3rd waterfall.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
hahahah love this! Fun fun fun ✌️✌️
Safely adventurous
Amanda_E, Nov 2022
My husband and I were in Jack's group (amazing guide who knows how to make it a "spicy" trip down the river if you are down for it). We had never gone rafting before, and everything was clearly explained, we felt very safe, and would highly recommend even if you have not had prior rafting experience.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thanks guys for coming out and having a great time rafting with us.
One not to miss!
Chantel_N, Nov 2022
Absolutely fantastic fun for the whole family! Everyone had a great time! One experience we will be talking about for some time to come!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thanks heaps for coming out and rafting with us, stoked you had a great time :)
Brilliant fun , guides...
Angela_W, Jan 2022
Brilliant fun , guides were safe but made the experience thrilling . It was all over too quickly .I would definitely do it again
What an absolute amazing...
Odis_N, Nov 2021
What an absolute amazing experience.I recommend this to anyone who is wanting to get out of there comfort zone.The instructors were encouraging,very safe and they know what they are doing!!! Loved every moment would 100% go again!!!!!!!!

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