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Must Do Rotorua Adventure Activities

Embark on the ultimate Rotorua adventure with our experienced local guides. Navigate a wildly beautiful landscape while learning about Kaitiakitanga – guardianship and protection of the land. Go rafting in Rotorua and conquer the 7m Tutea Falls, the highest commercially raftable waterfall in the world. Try your hand at sledging to explore the rainforest-clad Kaituna River. Or, venture into the heart of a volcanic crater when you hike Mount Tarawera. We blend quality adventures with Maori culture for an experience you’ll never forget and its why we are regarded as one of the top must do Rotorua activities.

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Kaitiakitanga

A ‘kaitiaki’ is a guardian, keeper, preserver, conservator, protector. The addition of ‘tanga’ denotes preservation, conservation and protection. The concept of Kaitiakitanga is a part of a complex social, cultural, economic and spiritual system. To understand Kaitiakitanga is to have and understanding of a Māori world view of relating to the world around us.


  • “We had an amazing time in the rapids and waterfalls and I would highly recommend Kaitiaki to anyone wanting the full 'white water' experience”
  • “If you havent already been white-water rafting then this is the BEST place in the world to have a go!”

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"Me and my mate had an awesome time sledging down rapids today and the people here are great. Learnt a bit of history and about Maori traditions on the river too which was cool. A great experience and well worth the dosh, good friendly people to enjoy the time with. Thanks guys much love."⁠
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It's not really a proper adventure without a raft It's not really a proper adventure without a raft flip. 🙃😆⁠
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Some crazy expressions caught on camera. 😜🤙 Some crazy expressions caught on camera. 😜🤙 ⁠
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"Sam, Ben and Frank were awesome guides. Their knowledge and experiences they shared was fantastic and they made the day a great day out with great sense of humour. I will be back to use Kaitiaki adventures again."⁠
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Guided tours up Mt Tarawera. ⁠
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Mt Tarawera is revered by local Maori and offers a unique adventure for those who come and explore it. ⁠
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"We had an amazing time sledging the rapids on the Kaituna River with Hemi and Ethan. They were amazing guides and kept you under control at all times. Fantastic fun and throughly recommend."⁠
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