Kaituna River Grade 5 White Water Rafting

Fitness level moderate
Intensity level high
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5.02 reviews

Highlights & inclusions

45 minutes of on-water rafting
Adrenaline filled grade 5 rafting
Highest rafting waterfall in the world
Complimentary pick up
Just 15 minutes from Rotorua
Perfect for that adrenalin rush

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Tue, Apr 16, 2024

What you can expect

Embark on a thrilling **white water rafting** experience on the **Kaituna River** just 15 minutes from the heart of Rotorua, with its grade 5 rapids making for a fun, adrenaline-filled adventure! You'll be picked up from your Rotorua accommodation and taken for a full safety briefing that will take you through the ropes and ensure your comfort with facing such a challenging rafting journey; while it's the top-rated difficultly level available for rafting, the Kaituna is also forgiving with long stretches of calm water in between rapids. Featuring around 45 minutes worth of on-water rafting (total of around 1 hour including initial training), this Kaituna River rafting experience will also let you encounter its biggest highlight - the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world! A steep, rush-inducing drop that will get the blood pumping yet is still very safe, if you're a thrill-seeker or an adventurous beginner, this is the ideal Rotorua area rafting experience for you - so book online today!

Location

What you need to know

Inclusions
  • Full training
  • Complimentary pick up from central Rotorua approximately 30 minutes before trip time
  • Safety Helmets
  • Life jackets
  • Wetsuits
  • Polar Fleece Tops (weather dependent)
  • Spray jackets (weather dependent)
  • Wetsuit Booties
Highlights
  • Experience the thrill of Whitewater rafting on the Kaituna River
  • Adrenalin rush that takes you down the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world
  • Fast and furious, this exhilarating ride moves you through foamy water and over the awesome 7 metre drop
  • Complimentary pick up is available from central Rotorua
Time
  • Approximately 3 hour tour
  • Summer: 9.00am, 12.30pm or 3.30pm
  • Winter: 10.00am and 2.00pm
Departure Location
  • Hangar 14s, Rotorua Airport, 837 Te Ngae Road, Rotorua 3074
Hotel Pickup
  • __If you have booked a hotel__
  • Prior to completing your purchase, enter your hotel name in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time __If you have not yet booked a hotel__
  • If you have not yet booked a hotel, enter the words 'hotel not known' in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time __If you do not require a hotel pick up__
  • If you do not require a hotel pick up and will be meeting the tour at the tour departure point, enter the words 'not required' in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your tour. Tour departure point is listed above and on your confirmation tour voucher
What To Bring
  • Swimsuit and Towel
  • Change of clothes
Additional Information
  • Grade 5
  • Minimum age 13 years
  • Children as young as 10 may join at the halfway point below the big waterfall
  • Recommended minimum weight limit 40kg, Maximum 120kg.
  • Any pickup will be approximately one hour before the trip time
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
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • 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

Recent reviews

52 reviews
5

This rafting experience was out of this world

This rafting experience was out of this world! I have rafted in Queenstown on the Shotover and although they both have there different bonuses, this river was just absolutely incredible!! I was amazed at how many rapids we went on and as for the waterfall - OMG!! I was sooooo petrified before we went over, but once we did and I was at the bottom, I wanted to do it all over again! The scenery on this river is also stunning!! A really cool experience! Not to mention, the guides were awesome!

Michelle almost 8 years ago
5

One of the greatest adventure we did

One of the greatest adventure we did, the staff apart from the front desk lady were super helpful and friendly and they made sure we had a good time

Behnoosh almost 9 years ago

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