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Wet n Wild Rafting - Grade 5 Kaituna River

Experience adrenaline pumping grade 5 white water action on the exciting and beautiful Kaituna River.

Highlights

  • Drop from the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the southern hemisphere, with a thundering 7 meter drop
  • Navigate 14 rapids in 45 minutes through the spectacular lush tree lined gorges, steeped in Maori history

Boasting the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the southern hemisphere, with a thundering 7 meter drop, the Kaituna is a must do adventure activity in New Zealand.

Apart from the "Big Waterfall" this Kaituna Rafting expedition offers 14 rapids in 45 minutes as you negotiate your way through the spectacular lush tree lined gorges, steeped in Maori history.

The Kaituna is rated grade 5 because of the waterfall however it is still completely suitable for first time rafters who are comfortable in the water.

Per Person $105.00

What's included

  • Qualified & experienced guides and all the equipment required for a safe and exciting rafting experience including: Self Bailing raft, paddles, helmet, life-jacket, wetsuit, booties and in colder conditions a fleece top and spray jacket.

Restrictions

Notes

  • Minimum age 13 years and older.

    Transport: Please contact the operator for transport options.

    Meeting Location and times: 58A Fryer Road, Hamurana. Please ensure you are at the base at either 8am, 11am or 2pm.

    Duration: 45 minutes to 1 hour total time on the water. 2 to 2.5 hours for the whole experience with transport and briefings.

    About Wet n Wild: Wet n Wild has been safely operating rafting trips in New Zealand for 30 years. All guides are highly experienced and licensed for the rivers they operate, we pride ourselves on being firmly focused on customer safety and service.

  • If you cancel within 48 hours of the commencement of the trip, the full price is charged.

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Franziska Prestele from Germany wrote on 04 March 2020

Perfect rafting tour!

The rafting was just perfect. When we arrived we got a short introduction which was super easy to understand and not working because of the fun team. The rafting itself took around an hour and was super adventorous, fun and exciting. I would definitely recommend doing it with wet n' wild as the team is super knowledgable and fun and you will have a great time :)!

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thanks so much for the super awesome review!

marcoc3 from United Kingdom wrote on 29 February 2020

Great fun!

The trip is 1.5km but it lasts about 40 minutes. Plenty of time to admire the beautiful scenario of the Kaituna river, a wonderful gorge covered in lush vegetation. Rapids are of the “drop, pool, drop” kind... including the 7m waterfall... Crew was professional and fun. Would definitely recommend it!

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ThankasMarco!

Milad Pournik from United States wrote on 28 February 2020

Thrilling, Fun, and Safe

Had a blast with the team. Pete cracked awesome jokes and kept the trip engaging. Hannah was awesome. Had never rafted before but always felt safe and enjoyed the whole experience (about 1 hour on the water). Only reason I am giving 4 stars is that they take photos for you but charge what I think is way too high a price for them.

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From Wet n Wild Rafting - Grade 5 Kaituna River

Hi Milad thanks for your review. Sorry you think $40 is too high for 80+ photos. The photographer keeps prices as low as possible and its lower than other operators :-) Glad you enjoyed the trip!

Hailley Shaw from United States wrote on 28 February 2020

Great experience

Had a lot of fun!

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brilliant! Thanks

Heather Daniel from New Zealand wrote on 25 February 2020

Rafting trip on the Kaituna

Had a fantastic time. All the team running the event were friendly and fun. Besides rafting the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall in the southern hemisphere, what I found different to any other rafting company is that they involved everyone in the raft. ie took turns to move people to the front and set up photo shoots that involved everyone. Great time. A couple of photos were missing from our photos though as they were on a separate folder and we did not receive these. We have sent an email if you read this but not heard back yet. There were only a couple that were the ones which were taken towards the end so no biggie.....

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Hi Heather - we have sent those to you now :-) Sorry for the delay of a couple of days!

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