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White Water Rafting Rotorua

Raft with Rotorua’s White Water Rafting Specialists

We pay total respect the people of the River – Ngāti Hinerangi – Ngāti Hinekiri, those who live now and those of years gone by. In 1999 Kaitiaki Adventures were the first and only company to approach the hapū of Ngāti Pikiao for permission to commercially operate on their awa (river). This was subsequently discussed and agreed upon – to this day we still operate commercially on the Okere Awa.

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Raft the Kaituna River

Snake through steep native bush clad canyons and over 14 awesome rapids & 3 waterfalls including world-renowned 7 metre Tutea Falls, the Highest Commercially Rafted Waterfall in the World! Blended with touches of Maori culture, this trip offers it all, for both white water rafting enthusiasts and first timers.

5 Five
3 hours
13 years
Available for purchase on site
7 days a week from all central Rotorua accommodation and the Rotorua Information Centre
Cancel just 4 hours before your activity if you're impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. You'll get a full refund! Kaitiaki Adventures is a certified COVID-19 clean operation.
Experience
this for just
$119 Per Person!

Raft the Wairoa River

The ultimate of rafting in New Zealand is the Wairoa. A full on Grade Five river operating approx. 26 days a year. A stunning boulder and tree lined gorge combining turbulent rapids with exciting drops to produce awesome white water action.

5 Five
3 hours
13 years
A late lunch is provided
From all central Rotorua accommodation and the Rotorua Information Centre
Cancel just 4 hours before your activity if you're impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. You'll get a full refund! Kaitiaki Adventures is a certified COVID-19 clean operation.
Experience
this for just
$160.00 Per Person!

Kaituna River Raft and Sledge Combo

Combine Our Massive Kaituna Raft & Sledge options in to one action packed day! Raft over 14 awesome rapids & 3 Waterfalls including world-renowned 7 metre Tutea Falls, the Highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world! Then take the river on at Eye level for an intimate trip through the Native bush propelled by the flippers on your feet! Enjoy Grade 5 rafting and grade 3 sledging.

5 Five
Approx. 6 hours
13
Available for purchase on site
from all central Rotorua accommodation and the Rotorua Information Centre
Cancel just 4 hours before your activity if you're impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. You'll get a full refund! Kaitiaki Adventures is a certified COVID-19 clean operation.
Experience
this for just
$219 Per Person!

Mt Tarawera and Rafting Combo

Combine the unique crater walking experience with rafting on the Kaituna with Kaitiaki Adventures. An all day combo taking you from the volcanic crater of Mt Tarawera, to the Okere section of the Kaituna River, where you will raft the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall, take on 14 rapids with world class guides and gear. Each experience is fully guided and includes transportation to and from your accommodation.

All day
13
Not included
From all central Rotorua accommodation and the Rotorua Information Centre
Cancel just 4 hours before your activity if you're impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. You'll get a full refund! Kaitiaki Adventures is a certified COVID-19 clean operation.
Experience
this for just
$268 Per Person!

Get On... Sledge It

Sledge with Rotorua's Whitewater Sledging Specialists - New Zealand's original white water sledging company.

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Get On... Climb It!

Uniquely world-class. Hike Mount Tarawera with our local, knowledgeable, guides - Exclusively with Kaitiaki Adventures

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Diving head first down the waterfall. 😁🤟 Who would take the front seat? Book your adventure: www.kaitiaki.co.nz .⁠ .⁠ . #chasingwaterfalls #tuteafalls #kaitiakiadventures #whitewaterrafting #whitewateradventures #adrenalinerush #kaitunariver #adventureofalifetime #thegreatoutdoors #raftingadventures #river-rafting #outdooradventures #rotoruaNZ #nzmustdo #nzadventures #newzealand #nz
Scree run in to the heart of Mt Tarawera. 🏃‍♀️😆 Once you start, there’s no stopping the fun! www.kaitiaki.co.nz/guided-tours/ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #hikeit #maunga #mountain #mttarawera #mounttarawera #kaitiakiadventures #offthebeatentrack #neverstopexploring #adventureofalifetime #thegreatoutdoors #onceinalifetime #yolo #hiking #hikingnz #tramping #trampingnz #rotoruaNZ #northisland #nz #newzealand #nzmustdo #nztravels #travelnz #explorerotorua #rotoruaNZ
Learn the unique history of our sacred Mt Tarawera. ⛰ The Iwi of Rangitihi are the Kaitiaki of Te Maunga o Tarawera and hold the mana whenua of the Maunga. www.kaitiaki.co.nz/guided-tours .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #hikeit #maunga #mountain #mttarawera #mounttarawera #kaitiakiadventures #offthebeatentrack #neverstopexploring #adventureofalifetime #thegreatoutdoors #onceinalifetime #yolo #hiking #hikingnz #tramping #trampingnz #rotoruaNZ #northisland #nz #newzealand #nzmustdo #nztravels #travelnz #explorerotorua #rotoruaNZ
The ultimate Rotorua adventure. 😎 Cheers for the awesome review Annie! “Recently visited Rotorua with Contiki and the Volcanic hike was the highlight of my trip. Our guides were super knowledgeable and made the day really enjoyable. We also did the whitewater rafting and that was incredible too. Highly recommend.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ www.kaitiaki.co.nz .⁠ .⁠ . #chasingwaterfalls #tuteafalls #kaitiakiadventures #whitewaterrafting #whitewateradventures #adrenalinerush #kaitunariver #adventureofalifetime #thegreatoutdoors #raftingadventures #riverrafting #outdooradventures #rotoruaNZ #nzmustdo #nzadventures #newzealand #nz
Check out the landscape of colours on Mt Tarawera. 😍 Simply breathtaking. Book online 👇 www.kaitiaki.co.nz/guided-tours .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #hikeit #maunga #mountain #mttarawera #mounttarawera #kaitiakiadventures #offthebeatentrack #neverstopexploring #adventureofalifetime #thegreatoutdoors #onceinalifetime #yolo #hiking #hikingnz #tramping #trampingnz #rotoruaNZ #northisland #nz #newzealand #nzmustdo #nztravels #travelnz #explorerotorua #rotoruaNZ
Raft guide Hemi showing us how it’s done. 😎✌️ Looking forward to more adventures. www.kaitiaki.co.nz .⁠ .⁠ . #chasingwaterfalls #tuteafalls #kaitiakiadventures #whitewaterrafting #whitewateradventures #adrenalinerush #kaitunariver #adventureofalifetime #thegreatoutdoors #raftingadventures #riverrafting #outdooradventures #rotoruaNZ #nzmustdo #nzadventures #newzealand #nz
Get your bucket list ready. ✅ We can’t wait to see you guys again soon for more adventures. 😎 www.kaitiaki.co.nz .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #hikeit #maunga #mountain #mttarawera #mounttarawera #kaitiakiadventures #offthebeatentrack #neverstopexploring #adventureofalifetime #thegreatoutdoors #onceinalifetime #yolo #hiking #hikingnz #tramping #trampingnz #rotoruaNZ #northisland #nz #newzealand #nzmustdo #nztravels #travelnz #explorerotorua #rotoruaNZ
Dreaming of days like this again. 🤙😆 Can’t wait to see you guys soon! www.kaitiaki.co.nz .⁠ .⁠ . #chasingwaterfalls #tuteafalls #kaitiakiadventures #whitewaterrafting #whitewateradventures #adrenalinerush #kaitunariver #adventureofalifetime #thegreatoutdoors #raftingadventures #riverrafting #outdooradventures #rotoruaNZ #nzmustdo #nzadventures #newzealand #nz
Experience the unique landscape and history of Mt Tarawera. ⛰ Infamous for its eruption on June 10th, 1886, Mt Tarawera created the world’s youngest geothermal valley of Waimangu, at the same destroying the legendary Pink and White Terraces. .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #hikeit #maunga #mountain #mttarawera #mounttarawera #kaitiakiadventures #offthebeatentrack #neverstopexploring #adventureofalifetime #thegreatoutdoors #onceinalifetime #yolo #hiking #hikingnz #tramping #trampingnz #rotoruaNZ #northisland #nz #newzealand #nzmustdo #nztravels #travelnz #explorerotorua #rotoruaNZ
We’re inspired by the stunning environment we live in and the culture we live and breathe. 🌿 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Kia ora! A huge thank you to the Kaitiaki Adventures team for a great rafting experience. We had Hemi and Jackie as our rafting guides who were very knowledge and down for a laugh. We learnt about the history of the awa and Māori culture. Nga mihi team!” www.kaitiaki.co.nz .⁠ .⁠ . #chasingwaterfalls #tuteafalls #kaitiakiadventures #whitewaterrafting #whitewateradventures #adrenalinerush #kaitunariver #adventureofalifetime #thegreatoutdoors #raftingadventures #riverrafting #outdooradventures #rotoruaNZ #nzmustdo #nzadventures #newzealand #nz
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  • Review of: Mike McVey
    We had an amazing time in the rapids and waterfalls and I would highly recommend Kaitiaki to anyone wanting the full 'white water' experience
  • Review of: Cath Hagan
    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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