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Kaitiaki Adventures

Sledge with Rotorua’s White Water Sledging Specialists

Kaitiaki Adventures are the New Zealand sledging originals. In the late 70’s, some keen Frenchmen were lying on bags full of life jackets and polystyrene, floating down stream. In 1981 the first water sledge was built (hydro speed or hydro speeding). It’s now a professional sport in Europe and gaining popularity around the world including New Zealand.

See what our guests have to say about sledging by reading our reviews page.

Sledge the Kaituna River

  • Trip time: 3 hours
  • There is something for everyone on this excursion. Beautiful Native Scenery, play holes and awesome rapids to negotiate your way through as you take the river on at eye level, you are in charge of your own vessel- propelled by the flippers on your feet, our guides are there to encourage and motivate you and help where necessary, awesome family fun. No experience necessary.
  • 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 $120 per person!

Kaituna River Sledge and Raft 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 - 8:30am, 12:30pm & 2:30pm
  • Courtesy transport: 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 $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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