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Kaituna Cascades

White Water Rafting - Kaituna Cascades, The Originals

Tauranga, New Zealand

2 hours

Large group

Free Cancellation

What to Expect

Kaituna Cascades was the original company to explore and start rafting the Kaituna River, and is still locally owned and operated by two current raft guides - so you know you'll be in great hands!!<br>No where in the world can you raft down such a beautiful river that drops into a vertical walled canyon filled with raftable waterfalls and countless playful rapids. The water is deep and warm (most of the year) and is usually a highlight of peoples visit to NZ. All of our guides are handpicked, highly skilled professionals that come from an extreme whitewater background in Kayaking and Rafting. We will give you the safest and most entertaining trip on the river! <br>This is also most definitely the best value for money rafting in NZ too.<br>Our aim is have FUN, So come join us for this EPIC once in a lifetime experience.<br><br>Cheers & see you on the river - Pete & Blue



Join us for the most unique and beautiful whitewater rafting experience in New Zealand!
The famous Kaituna River is a rafters dream – a 50 minute action packed ride down 11 epic rapids, 3 wild waterfalls – One of which is the highest rafted waterfall in the world at 7 meters. All of this in a deep, usually warm water jungle canyon!

All this with our legendary guides & you’ve got yourself the perfect day out!

Our sweet Rafting Base in Okere Falls is in an awesome sunny location, surrounded by a scenic reserve and backs onto the shores of the Kaituna. We are the closest and most accessible company to the river, meaning you get a more relaxed environment to enjoy yourself.
The native scenic reserve has a beautiful walking trail which you can view many rapids of the Kaituna River & there is even an amazing café around the corner.
This makes for a great half day trip out to this stunning region of Rotorua.

Stop At:

• Kaituna Cascades, 18 Okere Falls Road Rotorua, Rotorua 3074 New Zealand
• Okere Falls, Okere Falls, Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty Region, North Island
• Kaituna River, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand


  • Custom built rafts, wetsuits, helmets, lifejackets, paddles, fleece tops, wetsuit booties, and splash jackets
  • Local, professional & highly trained guides


  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Additional information

  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Availability is all year round - Warm water in the summer and cooler in the winter (more gear provided)
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


$117.65 NZD

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