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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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
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
That weekend feeling. 🌊😝 Book a trip with Kaitiaki today! 🤙 www.kaitiaki.co.nz/rafting .⁠ .⁠ . #chasingwaterfalls #tuteafalls #kaitiakiadventures #whitewaterrafting #whitewateradventures #adrenalinerush #kaitunariver #adventureofalifetime #thegreatoutdoors #raftingadventures #riverrafting #outdooradventures #rotoruaNZ #nzmustdo #nzadventures #newzealand #nz
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