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Kaitiaki Adventures - Kaituna Whitewater Rafting

Take on the challenge of a thrilling rafting adventure with Kaitiaki Adventures - Rotorua’s White Water Rafting Specialists.


  • Raft down the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world - the 7 metre Tutea Falls!
  • Adrenalin packed whitewater rafting through over 14 rapids
  • Beautiful scenery and Maori culture
  • No experience necessary

Take on the challenge of a thrilling rafting adventure with Kaitiaki Adventures - Rotorua’s White Water Rafting Specialists.

The Kaituna River carves through a natural gorge and serves up an exciting series of playful rapids and waterfalls that are set within beautiful native bush.

Get your adrenalin pumping when you go over Tutea Falls which, at 7 metres, is the world's highest commercially rafted waterfall!

This grade 5 rafting adventure will have you buzzing with excitement.

No experience is required, the team at Kaitiaki Adventures will assist you throughout the trip and provide all the training required.

Culture, adrenaline, action and fun – This is one adventure not to be missed!

Per Person $119.00

What's included

  • 3 hour Whitewater rafting adventure
  • Courtesy transport from Rotorua CBD accomodation and Rotorua information centre
  • Experienced guide and training provided
  • All safety equipment


  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience


  • Meet at: 1135 Te Ngae Road, Tikitere, Rotorua or choose central Rotorua pick up location through checkout.


  • Minimum age: 13


  • Location: Te Ngae Park, Rotorua

    Restrictions: Must be 13 years and over

Available Bookings from December 08 to December 14

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Ian Clarke from New Zealand wrote on 21 July 2020

Awesome Afternoon!

The team at Kaitiaki were awesome! Our guides Ben & Hemi were on point! A real fun activity which we as a family will talk about for a long time to come. Great service, great banter & great afternoon.

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From Kaitiaki Adventures - Kaituna Whitewater Rafting

Kia Ora Ian! Thanks a lot for your epic review! We're stoked that you enjoyed your experience and that we could contribute to the family memoirs in some way! Our guides love it when kiwi families come along, because the banter is received MUCH better! Definitely join us again when you're next back in Rotorua! Ngā mihi, Kaitiaki Adventures

Alanah Davis from New Zealand wrote on 15 July 2020

Awesome people!

The Kaitiaki staff were so lovely and welcoming! They made what was already going to be an amazing experience, even better. I would highly recommend booking through Kaitiaki if you are thinking of doing white water rafting. Was an amazing day!

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From Kaitiaki Adventures - Kaituna Whitewater Rafting

Kia Ora Alanah! Thanks for the sweeeeet review! We're all about that Manaakitanga (hospitality) here at Kaitiaki, so to hear that was something you took from your time with us is assurance that we're living up to our values! Definitely come and visit again when you're next in Rotorua! Perhaps you can try our White Water Sledging next time? Ngā mihi, Kaitiaki Adventures

Nataniel García from New Zealand wrote on 15 November 2021

BEST Experience!!

Had the most epic experience with the team at Kaitiaki adventures! The rafting was a mix of adrenaline rush and admiring the amazing scenery! It was incredible. The team are awesome, always making sure you are okay and having a good time. Would highly reccommend!

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Sathishraja Ramadoss from New Zealand wrote on 08 June 2021

Overall Experience

The Instructor wasn’t treating us the same like others in the boat. Not everyone has experience in river rafting before. He needs to understand the new people has to feel more comfortable than the experienced one. He completely lost that. He just made boat member feel completely discomfort..... it’s pretty much spoiling their whole rafting experience. Which is unacceptable and bad too. Will not personally recommend Kaitiaki to any of my friends and family in NewZealand. Just because of that instructor in the boat.

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Kia Ora Sathishraja. We are sorry to hear you didn't have an enjoyable time. This is extremely disappointing to hear. Each guide is very aware of all abilities, rafting is a unique experience 95% of the people who come have never ever rafted before. Unfortunately you have felt you were not experienced enough. Guides are there to encourage and get you down the river the safest way possible. We will get together to improve in this area. Thanks for your feedback.

sharlenej from New Zealand wrote on 18 August 2021

Outstanding staff

Fun afternoon with staff who were friendly, informative and entertaining

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Kia Ora! At Kaitiaki Adventures we like to take pride in what we do and give the best that we can to provide a great experience to our customers and we are happy we got to share that with you! Thank you for your review, We hope to see you again in the near future. Nga Mihi, Kaitiaki Adventures


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