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The Extreme Kaituna River Grade 5 Rafting

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Why we included this experience:

  • The highest-commercially rafted waterfall in the world
  • Exciting 7-metre drop off Tutea Falls

Experience description

Does regular white-water rafting seem a little tame? Do you crave a full-on, pedal-to-the-metal experience that will stay with you forever, and have your friends green with envy? Then this amazing Grade 5 rafting trip on the beautiful Kaituna River just outside Rotorua is for you. You’ll travel through foaming water, up to 15 sets of rapids, and three waterfalls, including the massive Tutea Falls, 7m (21ft) high, so hold on to your paddle!

All safety guidance and equipment is of course provided on this professionally-run experience. And because the Kaituna is classified as a pool-drop river, that means that for every drop or set of rapids, there’s a stretch of calm water before the next one, so although this is extreme rafting and certainly aimed at the adrenaline-seekers among you, it’s not totally off-the-scale. Suitable for ages 13 and up, this is the perfect way to see the gorgeous countryside around Rotorua, and have a blast at the same time!

Experience details




Warm season



Active Level

Catch your breath


  • Raft the highest commercially-rafted waterfall in the world, and plenty of rapids!
  • Thrilling experience ideal for the adventurous of spirit


What's Included:

  • Full safety-briefing and equipment
  • Professional photographs (available for purchase)

Good to know:

  • Cancellation policy applies - 48 hours or more before, 100% refund; 48-24 hours before, 50% refund, 24 hours and under before, no refund
  • Minimum age 13
  • Minimum weight 40kg (6 stone); Maximum weight 125kg (20 stone)
  • Please bring swimwear and towel
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied on the raft by a responsible adult
  • Please re-confirm booking with local supplier 24 hours before departure
  • Operating hours 9am - 5pm
  • Duration approx 3 hours
  • Complimentary Rotorua transfers are available


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