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Kaituna Whitewater Sledging

Take the river on at eye level, sledging through rapids and play holes! You are in charge of your own vessel- propelled by the flippers on your feet!

Highlights

  • Sledge the River at Eye Level
  • Propel yourself by the flippers on your feet!
  • Beautiful untouched NZ Native Forest
  • Learn the history and cultural significance of the Okere Awa (River)

Join New Zealand’s original white water sledging specialists for an adventure that will have you propelling yourself down the Kaituna River!

Enjoy the thrill of the rapids and the beauty of the native forest around you as you navigate your own sledge using the flippers on your feet.

No experience is necessary as our fun guides will be there to show you the ropes and help with encouragement along the way. However you MUST be able to swim confidently.

Awesome fun and a unique way to experience nature!


Sledge the Kaituna!

  • Pickup/arrive at Sledging Base
  • Get into Sledging gear
  • Comprehensive Land-Based training
  • Head to River
  • Let's go Sledging!
  • Back to Base to check out the awesome pics of your Journey
  • Head Home!
Per Person $129.00

What's included

  • Whitewater Sledging Experience

Duration

  • Allow approximately 3 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Meet at: 1135 Te Ngae Road, Tikitere, Rotorua or call us after booking to arrange free transport from central Rotorua.

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 13
  • You must be able to swim confidently (you will be swimming).

Available Bookings from October 06 to October 12

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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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Kate Halsall from New Zealand wrote on 06 February 2021

Just do it

Put it on you bucket list to do. Ben, Hemi an Jackie where the best guides to take you through the ride of a life time.

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From Kaituna Whitewater Sledging

Kia Ora Kate, Thank you for your great review! We are glad you enjoyed yourself out on the river with our guides! Yes sledging is a must do! Nga Mihi!

Alysha Glenie from New Zealand wrote on 28 March 2021

So much fun

We had the best time sledging it was so much fun. We will definitely be doing it again!!! Our guides hemi and Hamish were so helpful made us all feel safe at all times. great work team!!!!!!

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From Kaituna Whitewater Sledging

Kia Ora, Thank you for your great review! We are glad you enjoyed your time and we do hope to see you back here in the near future! Nga Mihi, Kaitiaki Adventures.

Charlotte from New Zealand wrote on 11 March 2021

Sooooo fun!

Loved it! This is good for adrenalin junkies. Wetsuits keep you warm and you get training before you start. Id say make sure you have an average fitness level as you have to kick against the current at some points and it can be very tiring. But they do stop for rests after nearly rapid so you can catch your breath. But overall 100% do it again. Big ups to the instructors as they made the tour one to remember :)

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From Kaituna Whitewater Sledging

Kia Ora, Thank you for your awesome review! We are very glad you had a great time sledging on the river and our guides made your tour one to remember! We hope to see you back here again. Nga Mihi, Kaitiaki Adventures.

laras10 from New Zealand wrote on 25 February 2021

Karina White Water Sledging

I didn't realise how extreme this would be. I have anxiety so my brain couldn't engage quick enough when I needed to flip and roll and duck dive etc when under the rapids cause I was just shitting myself the whole time. Ben and Ethan were really great guides and made it a fun experience, but I couldn't hack it, was having a panic attack and they kindly let me jump on one of the rafters boats that had come up with us. I couldn't do it by myself and it's a solo sport, so as soon as I started struggling too much I had to tap out, cause didn't want to slow anyone down etc. Scariest day of my life, but the partner loved it, and the other couple seemed to enjoy it. So yeah, if you're prone to anxiety then just pick the raft, cause the Sledging is so fucken extreme lol. But yeah awesome guides really nice friendly helpful guys. Would def come back for the rafting but my bad, sledging is too extreme for me... But if you love adrenaline and are fit which I am not, then defs have a go at this!!! Loved the history and cultural lessons too!!!

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From Kaituna Whitewater Sledging

Kia Ora Lara! Sounds like to gave 'jumping out of your comfort zone' a great go! Thank you so much for your kind words! Yes if you do feel like you are struggling there is no trouble at all! Our guides are there to help motivate and give you the most amazing journey whether on a Sledge OR a Raft! We hope to see you and Adam again soon! Well Done for Giving it a Go!! Nga Mihi, KaitiakiWhānau.

Alison Francis from New Zealand wrote on 26 January 2021

Fantastic experience

Fantastic experience. Our family of four (16, 14, 2 x 40’s) loved it. A truly beautiful river and surrounding scenery. Our guides Ethan and Cruso were awesome and incredibly knowledgeable. We felt safe and informed. When our son felt a little out of his comfort zone they helped him to find his courage and he was able to push past his fears and enjoy the experience. Definitely recommend. Thanks.

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From Kaituna Whitewater Sledging

Kia Ora Alison. Thank you for your awesome review! Yes our guides are very great! We are glad you enjoyed your time sledging on the river with our guides Ethan and Caruzo. We hope to see you back in the future. Nga Mihi!

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