Rangitaiki River White Water Rafting

map Rotorua, New Zealand
6 hrs
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
13 years
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
FromNZD $99
ValueNZD $138SAVE 28%
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What's Included

  • Grade 3-4 rapids
  • Perfect for first time rafters
  • 2 hrs (14km) of exhilarating rafting action
  • Whitewater raft infamous rapids - Geoff's Joy & Tautika Rock Garden
  • Delicious lunch
  • Soak in geothermal hot springs
  • Pick up & drop off included

What's excluded

  • Refreshments available to purchase on site.

Why do we love this

"We love Rangtaiki River White Water Rafting because Kaitiaki Adventures were the first and only white water rafting company to approach the hapu of Ngati Pikiao for permission to raft commercially - these guys have the right to be there!"


On the day


Get ready for a thrilling day on the water! We'll start the day by picking you up from your centrally located Rotorua accommodation or the Rotorua Information Centre at approximately 9:30am. Once we've picked you up, we'll head out on a 40 minute scenic drive through native forest to our rafting point on the Rangtaiki River.


We'll get you all kitted up in your wetsuit, waterproof jacket, life jacket, booties and helmet. We'll then take you through a safety briefing and give you basic paddling instructions after which you'll be ready to hit the rapids! The Rangtaiki River is a grade 3-4 river so it's ideal for first time rafters. You will paddle along a beautiful 14km stretch of water, passing lush forest, tackling whitewater rapids such as 'Geoff's Joy' and the 'Tautika Rock Garden', plus loads more. We also stop at a natural hot spring, so you can go for a refreshing swim. 


Our rafting experts will guide you safely across all of the rapids and while you're paddling they'll tell you fun facts about the area as well as give you an insight into Maori culture. Oh and don't forget to you keep you eyes out for local wildlife along the way!


After your exhilarating rafting adventure, you'll probably be feeling pretty tired, so we'll replenish your energy with a delicious lunch and relaxing soak in a geothermal hot spring.


About Kaitiaki Adventures


Kaitiaki Adventures started in 1999 with a passion to bring you world-class adventures in Rotorua infused with Maori culture. Kaitiaki carry out all of their rafting adventures with the utmost respect for the people of the river Ngati Hinerangi & Ngati Hinekiri. Kaitiaki Adventures were the first and only white water rafting company to approach the hapu of Ngati Pikiao for permission to raft commercially on their awa (river). Permission was granted and to this day Kaitiaki Adventures are still the only commercial identity to rightfully be on the awa.

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Please bring your swimwear, towel and sense of adventure! We provide everything else you need to get down the river safely. Including: Wetsuits/Booties/PFDs and all other river equipment.

No not at all. Kaitiaki Adventures will give all the training required and will assist you throughout the trip.

YES – We offer a courtesy shuttle for all of our activities to and from central Rotorua accommodation and the Rotorua Information Centre.

For rivers grade 4 & 5 you need to be water confident. For example if you fell out of the boat you need to be physically able to swim.

Yes. We will have an adventure photographer take photos of your experience which will be available to view and purchase on completion of your trip.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Both the Operator and any Agent (including their respective employees, agents, officers and directors) exclude, to the fullest extent possible under law, all and any liability for any loss, damage or injury (whether direct or indirect or consequential, however arising) suffered by the Guest or any person associated with the Guest in relation to the booked activity.
  • All activities have elements of risk and all guests undertaking any Activity do so voluntarily and at their own risk. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, all warranties, representations and implied terms are also excluded.
  • All Guests agree to adhere to any instructions in relation to the Activity from the Operator at all time. These terms are subject to rights and remedies you have under the Consumer Guarantees Act 2003.

Cancellation Policy:

  • The Operator reserves all rights to cancel any Activity at its discretion for (but not limited to) any of the following reasons: a) waterway, road or weather conditions; b) lack of numbers participating in the Activity; c) unsuitability of Guest(s) due to reasons such as age, ill health, poor fitness, intoxication or any other reasons rendering a Guest unsuitable or unfit to participate in the Activity; d) any other circumstances which are beyond the reasonable control of the Operator.
  • No refunds within 24 hours of departure unless the Operator cancels the activity due to waterway, road or weather conditions.
  • Otherwise, refunds are granted solely at the discretion of the Agent according to the Operator's cancellation policy.
  • Refunds may only be obtained from the Booking Agent. Note that the RTBS transaction fee is not refundable

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Kaitiaki Adventures
1135 Te Ngae Rd, Tikitere 3074, New Zealand


FromNZD $99
ValueNZD $138SAVE 28%
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