White Water Rafting Rotorua

Raft with Rotorua’s White Water Rafting Specialists

We pay total respect to the people of the river Ngati Hinerangi & Ngati Hinekiri – those who live now and those of years gone by. In 1999 Kaitiaki Adventures were the first and only white water rafting company to approach the hapu of Ngati Pikiao for permission to raft commercially on their awa (River) this was subsequently discussed and agreed upon – to this day we still raft commercial on the Okere Awa. See what our guests have to say by reading our reviews page.

Raft the Kaituna River Most Popular

  • Trip time: 3 hours
  • 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.
  • Availability: 7 days a week - 8:30am, 12:30pm & 2:30pm
  • Courtesy transport: 7 days a week from all central Rotorua accommodation and the Rotorua Information Centre
  • Minimum Age: 13 years
  • Refreshments: Available for purchase on site

Book Now Experience this for just $119 per person!

Raft the Wairoa River

  • Trip time: 5.5 hours
  • The ultimate in rafting in New Zealand the Wairoa is a full on Grade Five river open 26 days a year. A stunning boulder and tree lined gorge combining turbulent rapids with exciting drops to produce awesome white water action. Courtesy transport provided on release dates.
  • Availability: 11:45am on select Sundays

    2018
    January 7st, 14th, 21st, 28th
    February 4th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 25th
    March 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th
    April 8th, 15th, & 22nd
    May 6th
  • Courtesy transport: From all central Rotorua accommodation and the Rotorua Information Centre
  • Minimum Age: 13 years
  • Refreshments: A late lunch is provided

Book Now Experience this for just $137.50 per person!

Raft the Rangitaiki River

  • Trip time: 6 hour round trip
  • Rafting the Rangitaiki River is perfect for first time rafters and thrill seekers alike. Grade 3-4 and located 40 minutes drive from Rotorua, enjoy 2hrs (14kms) of rafting action and pass through beautifully scenic native forests. Experience awesome white water rapids including Geoff's Joy, the Tautika Rock Garden and heaps more. You'll also have the opportunity to swim in a beautiful natural hot spring along the way. Please contact us directly and we'll book you in.
  • Availability: 7 days a week - departure 9.30am
  • Courtesy transport: 7 days a week from all central Rotorua accommodation and the Rotorua Information Centre
  • Minimum Age: 13 years
  • Refreshments: Available for purchase on site

Book Now Experience this for just $137.50 per person!

Mt Tarawera and Rafting Combo

  • Trip time: All day
  • 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.

  • Availability: 7 days a week
  • Courtesy transport: From all central Rotorua accommodation and the Rotorua Information Centre
  • Minimum Age: 13
  • Refreshments: Not included

Book Now Experience this for just $268 per person!

Kaituna River Raft and Sledge Combo

  • Trip time: Approx. 6 hours
  • 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.
  • Availability: 7 days a week - 8:30 & 12:30
  • Courtesy transport: from all central Rotorua accommodation and the Rotorua Information Centre
  • Minimum Age: 13
  • Refreshments: Available for purchase on site

Book Now Experience this for just $209 per person!

  • “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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That feeling when you reach the summit. ✅ Check out the 360 panoramic views! ⛰ 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. 📷: @clairemae .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #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 weekend calls for an adventure up Mt Tarawera. 🇳🇿 Mt Tarawera is revered by local Maori and offers a unique adventure for those who come and explore it on a guided tour with Kaitiaki Adventures. ⛰ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #hikeit #maunga #mountain #mounttarawera #kaitiakiadventures #offthebeatentrack #neverstopexploring #adventureofalifetime #thegreatoutdoors #onceinalifetime #yolo #hiking #hikingnz #tramping #trampingnz #rotoruaNZ #northisland #nz #newzealand #nzmustdo #nztravels #travelnz #explorerotorua #rotoruaNZ
Must do NZ adventure. 🇳🇿 Cheers for the brilliant review Paul! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Do this trip - you won’t regret it! Definitely a 5 star trip! A great NZ experience which is really unique. We had such a knowledgeable guide in Ben and an excellent driver/guide in Dan. Communication from the company was awesome. Highly recommend this trip.” www.kaitiaki.co.nz .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #hikeit #maunga #mountain #mounttarawera #kaitiakiadventures #offthebeatentrack #neverstopexploring #adventureofalifetime #thegreatoutdoors #onceinalifetime #yolo #hiking #hikingnz #tramping #trampingnz #rotoruaNZ #northisland #nz #newzealand #nzmustdo #nztravels #travelnz #explorerotorua #rotoruaNZ
Conquering the Kaituna with arms wide open. 👐😆 www.kaitiaki.co.nz⁠ 🍃 .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #chasingwaterfalls #tuteafalls #kaitiakiadventures #whitewaterrafting #whitewateradventures #adrenalinerush #kaitunariver #adventureofalifetime #thegreatoutdoors #raftingadventures #riverrafting #outdooradventures #rotoruaNZ #nzmustdo #nzadventures #newzealand #nz
Shout out to our awesome guides for always going above and beyond for our customers.😁 “What a great tour!! Frank and Dan were great guides/storytellers/4WD drivers! We had a fantastic time walking around and into the craters that gave great views over Lake Tarawera and the surrounding countryside. We felt very safe and well guided by our two lovely guides.” www.kaitiaki.co.nz
Can’t beat the exhilarating feeling of scree running on Mt Tarawera. 🏃 You’ll probably have to empty your shoes after! 😆🥾 www.kaitiaki.co.nz
The view from the top of Mt Tarawera is unmatched. You have to see it to believe. 🥾🌿 #Kaitiaki #MtTarawera Book a guided tour: 👇 www.kaitiaki.co.nz/guided-tours/
Do something new New Zealand. 🇳🇿 Check out our video for 100% Pure New Zealand. 😎 #NZMustDo #DoSomethingNewNZ #Kaitiaki @purenewzealand
Take a helicopter ride to the top of Mt Tarawera followed by a guided crater walk. 🚁 A truly unique experience with epic views. ⛰️ Book online: www.kaitiaki.co.nz/guided-tours/
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