Rotorua Rafting - Kaituna River White Water Rafting

2 hours 30 minutes
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Spend one adrenaline-crammed hour of white water rafting down the Kaituna River on this tour from Rotorua. Start at a spot where wild waters meet subtropical rainforests and canyons engraved in the earth. Raft past beautiful cascading waterfalls, including the stunning Tutea Falls, and even take the opportunity to do some swimming through some of the rapids. This tour is good for novice and expert rafters.


  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Rotorua Rafting

What to expect

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Stop At: Rotorua Rafting, 761 State Highway 33, Rotorua 3074 New Zealand

Experience the best rafting section in New Zealand on this exciting 2-hour white water rafting excursion from Rotorua.
After getting a full safety briefing, including safety procedures and some tips, hop on the raft and get ready for some adrenaline-flowing fun.
Float down a deep canyon on the Kaituna River, which is lined with beautiful New Zealand native flora.
Admire the subtropical scenery while flowing down the river, which starts off with some easy white water. Then continue on where the river builds in difficulty. Eventually, float right under a couple of majestic waterfalls. 

Experience warm water, and amazing rapids with three waterfalls, including the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world - the 23-foot (7-metre) Tutea Falls.
Then head down the river for more action-packed rafting. 

After the tour, enjoy a hot shower and check out your faces on the big screen, as you enjoy seeing your professional photos.

Duration: 2 hours

Additional information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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.
  • Transfers from Rotorua, must be prebooked by calling 0800 772 384.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
April 2022

Hands down AMAZING! Awesome crew, wicked river, didn't die - whoop whoop! Highly recommend for an unforgettable experience.

May 2022

Loooove the whole experience! The river is beautiful and team is amazing 🙌🏽 For non swimmers that there, yes the gear is super safe and secure 👏🏾 So much fun and everyone agreed that they would definitely do again 😍

May 2022

It was fun and exciting. Worth the money and memorable. The guide was fun and helpful. We had a great time

May 2022

EPIC!!! Best adrenaline activity I've ever done and would definitely be back! The guides were chill and relaxed making us feel comfortable and confident to leave our lives in their hands lol but also funny and energetic enough to make our experience one to remember! Plenty of extra opportunities ...

May 2022

You are a great team. That is an amazing feeling. Fantastic outing with the team. They were friendly, fun, professional & very down-to-earth.

April 2022

Extremely awesome staff created fun, relaxed time where safety was never compromised. Amazing time had by Uncles and nephews. Photo viewing was great.

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