Rotorua White Water Rafting with Free Photos

White water raft the world's highest commercially rafted waterfall!

Rotorua, New Zealand
3 hrs
Start time
Group size
Pick up & Drop off
Minimum age
13 yrs
Fitness level
NZD $85
ValueNZD $109SAVE 22%
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What's Included

  • Grade 5 adrenaline fuelled rafting
  • Tackle 14 incredible rapids and 3 waterfalls
  • Raft the world's highest commercially rafted 7m waterfall (the Tutea Falls!)
  • Kaitiaki Adventures are New Zealand's ONLY local rafting crew
  • Transportation to and from accommodation 
  • All rafting gear supplied
  • Free photos valued at $35



Get ready for 3 hours of adrenaline fuelled fun on your awesome Kaituna River white water rafting experience! This rafting experience has been created to give you the most amazing time out on the Kaituna River with Kaitiaki Adventures, New Zealand's ONLY local rafting crew

White water raft down one of the most beautiful and heart-racing Grade 5 rivers in the world, as well as the world's highest commercially rafted 7m waterfall (the Tutea Falls). This white water rafting experience is jam-packed with 14 incredible rapids and 3 waterfalls that promise to be a lot of fun for you and your rafting crew. 

All of our Kaitiaki Adventures show respect to local Maori people, and while taking part in the activity, you will stop at sacred Maori sights to gain an insight into Maori culture through Karakia (Maori Prayer) and Waiata (Maori Song). 

Our guides provide a culturally immersed river experience coupled with local area knowledge and a whole lot of adrenaline; the whole New Zealand rafting package! 


  • Departure Times 

There are three departure times each day. 
A round trip takes approximately 3.5 hours, so available time slots are as follows: 

1. Departure 8:30am - returns 12:00 pm 
2. Departure 12:30 pm - returns 4:00 pm
3. Departure 2:30 pm - returns 6:00 pm

  • Pick-up 

Kaitiaki Adventures provides numerous pick-up possibilities:

1. We can pick you up from your accommodation as long as it is located in Rotorua's CBD. 
2. We can pick you up from the Rotorua information centre (CBD). 
3. You can drive yourself to the location, just follow signs past the Rotorua airport towards Tauranga we are located at the 3D Maze Rotorua on the left-hand side

1135 TeNgae Road, Tikitere, Rotorua 3074

When booking, please let us know your preferred choice and provide us with your accommodation address if you require a direct pick-up. 


  • What do I need to bring?

Swimsuit and towel. 

All other clothing and equipment will be provided by Kaitiaki Adventures (wetsuit, booties, fleece jumper, splash jacket, personal flotation device (PFD), helmet and gloves for sledging.) 

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Minimum age for rafting is 13 years old.

You spend up to 1 hour on water. Overall you need to allocate 3 and  hald hours including transport, safety briefing, getting ready for rafting, instructions and fetting back to your accommodation.

Small print
Cancellation Policy:

If a trip or part of is cancelled by the operator:

For example one of the activities may be cancelled due to bad conditions, and a full or partial refund is authorized by the operator, you need to contact Kaitiaki Adventures. Please explain the reason for the full or partial refund and the person you spoke to. They will then credit your original card the agreed refund amount.


If the cancellation has been made by the operator concerned for any reason, a cancellation fee will not apply.


If you wish to cancel the booking:

You will need to Kaitiaki Adventures at your earliest opportunity. Please advise why you cancelled the booking and the person you spoke to so that management can determine if a refund can be processed. Please note a booking fee may be charged.




Activities can often be rescheduled if sufficient advanced warning is given to us. There is usually no charge for this.


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


NZD $85
ValueNZD $109SAVE 22%
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