Water activity

Kaituna River Rafting Grade 5

4.9 / 5

16 reviews

Activity provider: River Rats Raft & Kayak

Kaituna River Rafting Grade 5

Activity provider: River Rats Raft & Kayak

From US$ 81.69 per person

This trip includes the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world. It is fast and furious – the adrenaline keeps on pumping through the foam and over the awesome 7-metre Tutea Falls. Adventurous beginners are welcome try it too.

About this activity

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Pickup included
Transfers available from central Rotorua commercial accommodation around half an hour before trip time. Please contact supplier to confirm meeting details


  • Plunge down the world's highest commercially rafted waterfall
  • Be thrilled on major rapids followed by calm water, suitable for adventurous beginners
  • Enjoy the beautiful surrounds of Okere Falls Scenic Reserve
Full description
Situated in the Okere Falls Scenic Reserve the Grade 5 Kaituna River features the world's highest commercially rafted waterfall, the awesome 7m (21ft) Tutea Falls. Although this trip provides full-on action the river is pool drop meaning that every rapid is followed by calm water making it very forgiving for a grade 5 river. Around 15 – 20 minutes of training is provided prior to the trip teaching all the required paddle commands and safety information. Then there is aroun 50 minutes spent having fun in the river rapids. This is serious fun for advanced rafters or even adventurous beginners.
  • Complimentary transfers
  • All required specialist equipment
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 13 years
    • Pregnant women
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People under 88 lbs (40 kg)
    • People over 275 lbs (125 kg)

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Swimwear
    • Towel

    Know before you go

    • The supplier operates within strict safety guidelines however adventure activities by their very nature involve a degree of risk. By partaking in these activities guests agree to assume this risk and will be required to sign a waiver of liability
    • Please bring a swimsuit and towel. Towels can be hired for a small charge
    • Minimum age is 13 years (conditions apply)
    • Recommended minimum weight is 40kg and maximum 125kg
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 16 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Transportation
    • Value for money
    • Safety

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    The hammer

    Unfortunately we couldn't do the kaituna rafting, but we were offered another tour that was just right and the fun factor was not neglected. Nice, funny guides who are good at their thing. Thanks again to the little ami josh who first taught my friend to fear it and then taught me to have fun rafting. Would do it again and again

    February 16, 2018

    January 5, 2022

    March 11, 2020

    Product ID: 116377