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Whitewater Rafting - Rangitaiki Grade 4 Wilderness Trip

The Rangitaiki is an awesome half day Wilderness rafting trip passing through spectacular NZ scenery and Native bush!


  • Explore with this incredible wilderness rafting trip through the native bush!
  • Experienced and safety assured guide.
  • Enjoy a break in the middle of your adventure for swimming or relaxing.
  • Experience includes a small riverside lunch and refreshments.

The Rangitaiki is an awesome half day Wilderness rafting trip passing through spectacular NZ scenery and Native bush.

It is the complete rafting package with continuous and challenging whitewater at the start of the river with larger rapids like Geoff's Joy, Fantail Falls, Pop Up, and Tautika.

Then chilling out in the middle with a nice quiet flat stretch, ideal for swimming and floating followed by fun rapids through to the finish.

Topped off with a delicious riverside light lunch and refreshments before heading back to Rotorua!

No prior experience is necessary as you will be given full and comprehensive training and accompanied by a highly experienced guide. All you need is a reasonable level of fitness, a sense of fun and adventure, swimwear and a towel!

Per Person $160.00 (13 years +)

What's included

  • Light lunch will be provided, please let us know of any dietary requirements!
  • Transport from your accommodation in Rotorua (or specified meeting point)
  • The best guides on the river!
  • Custom built rafts for your experience.
  • Helmets, Lifejackets, Paddles, Wetsuits, Fleece Tops, Wetsuit Booties and Splash Jackets


  • Allow approx 5.5 hours for the whole experience

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.


  • Please Note: This trip requires 6 persons to go ahead.

    All you need is a reasonable level of fitness.

    This experience is NOT suitable for pregnant women.

    This experience is NOT recommended for people over 130 kgs.

    You must be 13+ years to join this experience.

    Your safety is our No.1 priority at Kaituna Cascades. If for any reason we feel safety is compromised we reserve the right to cancel any trip or person.

    Any river trip carries a degree of risk - participants must be aware that while safety is paramount Kaituna Cascades cannot 100% guarantee your safety.

    Cancellations within 24 hours and "no shows" are non refundable. A 20% cancellation fee applies to any booking cancelled prior.

Available Bookings from June 24 to June 30

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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Wed 30 Jun

10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

Spaces Left

Per Person 13 years +

    *This option must be made together with another price type.

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