White Water Rafting - Kaituna & Wairoa River, New Zealand

  • White Water Rafting - Kaituna & Wairoa River, New Zealand

If you’re up for a wet and wild New Zealand adventure, this full day of white water rafting down the grade 5 rapids on Wairoa and Kaituna River is an absolute must-do.

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Kaituna River & Wairoa River (Rotorua)
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  • Description
    • Satisfy your inner daredevil with grade 5 white water rafting 
    • Take on the incredible rapids on New Zealand’s Wairoa River and Kaituna River 
    • Conquer thrilling obstacles like the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall 

    If you’re up for a wet and wild New Zealand adventure, this full day of white water rafting down the grade 5 rapids on Wairoa and Kaituna River is an absolute must-do. You’ll jump into the raft with expert guides and tackle some of the most exciting white water action in New Zealand. 

    You can either be picked up from Rotorua on the North Island or meet at Wairoa River for your white water rafting expedition, where you’ll be briefed and set up to get on the water. Once aboard the raft, you’ll take on the whole of the river. 

    Get ready for the adrenaline rush as you approach ‘Mother’s Nightmare’, a technical grade 4 rock garden that’s followed by a sudden two-metre drop. Then ‘The Rollercoaster’ will get your blood pumping as you experience ‘Devil’s Cauldron’ and the breath-taking ‘Bottom Drop’. Prepare for an exhilarating three-metre drop as you rush down ‘The Waterfall’ and into a churning pool of white water. 

    You’ll be treated to a light lunch and refreshments by the river before moving on to the world-famous Kaituna River. Jump back into a raft and prepare to take on 14 epic rapids and the world’s highest rafted waterfall. Dropping down the 7 metre Tutea Falls is an extreme thrill you need to tick off your bucket list and the perfect way to top off an exciting day of white water rafting. 

    Please note: Due to Wairoa being dam release, this tour only runs on select days throughout the year as indicated on the booking calendar. 

    Intensity: 3.0 Intensity
    Intensity: 3.0 Intensity
  • Experience Details

    Fitness and Experience

    • Basic swimming skills essential 
    • A reasonable level of fitness is required  
    • Minimum age is 13 years 
    • Not suitable for pregnant women 
    • Maximum recommended weight is 120kg 

    What to Bring/Wear

    • Towel and swimwear  
    • Warm, dry clothes for after your rafting adventure  

    What is Supplied

    • Grade 5 white water rafting adventure on Wairoa and Kaituna Rivers 
    • Full day experience - 8.5 hours 
    • Professional guides 
    • Lunch 
    • All training and equipment 
    • Round-trip transport from Rotorua  
    • Experienced, skilled and entertaining guides 
    • Fleece tops and splash jackets

    More Information

    • Departing Rotorua 8.30am and returning around 5pm 
    • Due to Wairoa being dam release, this tour only runs on select days throughout the year 
    • The river is located just outside Tauranga on highway 29, 15 minutes from Tauranga or 50 minutes from Rotorua 
    • A total of 6 participants fit in each raft, along with their expert guide 
    • This tour requires a minimum of 6 people to go ahead 
    • All guides are handpicked, highly skilled professionals that come from an extreme white water background in kayaking and rafting 

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Kaituna River & Wairoa River (Rotorua)

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