Rotorua White Water Rafting On The Kaituna River

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9:00am, 11:45am, & 2:30pm daily (4pm Summer only - call direct to book +64 27 276 5457)
  • Departure Details :
    18 Okere Falls Road, Okere Falls 3074, New Zealand
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Kaituna Cascades was the original company to explore and start rafting the Kaituna River, a long standing goal achieved and one we are very proud of. Experience the thrills and spills of the Mighty Kaituna River as we take on the world famous 7 meter Tutea Falls, the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world. Together with your expert guide, your team will enjoy a 50 minute action packed ride down 14 epic rapids in a tight and twisting warm water jungle canyon. This is a white water enthusiasts dream and is a must do for adrenaline junkies and 1st timers rafters alike! All of our guides are handpicked, highly skilled professionals that come from an extreme whitewater background in Kayaking and Rafting. We strive to give you the safest and most entertaining trip on the river! Our aim is have FUN, So come join us for this EPIC once in a lifetime experience.

Know More about this tour

Our sweet Rafting Base in Okere falls is in an awesome sunny location, surrounded by a scenic reserve and backs onto the shores of the Kaituna. We are the closest and most accessible company to the river.

We are located at 18 Okere falls Road, Rotorua, New Zealand. It's a short 15min drive from Rotorua Township, & just 10mins from Rotorua airport.

Okere falls has a beautiful short walk through the scenic reserve which you can view many rapids of The Kaituna River, there is even an amazing cafe around the corner. This makes for a great half daytrip out to this stunning region of Rotorua.


Custom built rafts, wetsuits, helmets, lifejackets, paddles, fleece tops, wetsuit booties, and splash jackets

Local, professional & highly trained guides


Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Not wheelchair accessible

Availability is all year round - Warm water in the summer and cooler in the winter (more gear provided)

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 10-Feb-2020

    Sam was the BEST!!! We were 6 adults with one being slightly handicapped and he watched out for her and gave us the time of our lives. White water rafting was definitely the highlight of our trip!!!

  • 23-Jan-2020

    GREAT EXPERIENCE..would definetley do again and take more people so we got the boat to ourselves!!!!

  • 13-Jan-2020

    This was a great trip and one of the highlights of our stay in New Zealand - a great event for me and my teen kids. Pete, our guide, was the best. We also liked the photo package offered by the vendor. almost a 100 pictures taken at key spots on the river for a reasonable price.

  • 29-Oct-2018

    Greatly enjoyed the trip up until the boat tipped over on the largest waterfall. That was very frightening to my wife, but we made it through. Just be prepared that it could occur. The before and after was great.