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River Rats Raft & Kayak

837 Te Ngae Rd, Rotorua 3074, New Zealand
+64 7-345 6543
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River Rats have been offering quality adventures for over 35 years. There’s something for everyone, from a gentle grade 2 scenic raft trip suitable for participants as young as 5 years old, through to full on grade 5 action featuring the world's highest commercially rafted waterfall. Kayaking is available as freedom hire or a guided tour. Paddle the local lakes to a secluded beach or enjoy a hot water swim only accessible by boat.
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“wet suit” (12 reviews)
“grade rapids” (5 reviews)
“big waterfall” (8 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
837 Te Ngae Rd, Rotorua 3074, New Zealand
+64 7-345 6543
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Thank Jason T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I booked a Rangitaki Grade 3-4 whitewater rafting trip. Our “skipper”, Michael, did an excellent job leading us down the river. The other two guides were also very helpful in keeping us on the right path. It was a beautiful trip but...More

Thank ilovesunflowers894
Reviewed 1 week ago

Planned for my small work team to do this on Sunday and did not leave disappointed. All the guides were enthusiastic and at no point did any of the team feel uneasy (even though one of our rafts flipped), only excited from the contagious energy...More

Thank patsy0000934
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank R J Chandra M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We're an adventurous couple who've rafted a number of times before but must admit, the 7 meter drop made us a bit nervous. Adam, our guide, was awesome--clearly knew what he was doing, very knowledgable and made us feel almost completely at ease (as much...More

Thank TyWit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I planned a xmas party for my small company to do something different and no one had been rafting before except me. Everyone had an amazing experience as scared as some of them were we all had an amazing time, the guides there attitude and...More

Thank blairjohnson2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked on line from Australia for the lunch time rafting trip grade 3-4. We had great contact from the organization. We were informed the day before our trip that there wernt enough people booked so would we mind doing the grade 5 we were happy...More

Thank johnlynelle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're up for a fun activity then this is the place to go! It has the highest commercial drop in New Zealand too. It's loads of fun, very safe and the staff are well trained and friendly. Highly recommend.

Thank Joshua M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great morning white water rafting on the Kaituna river. The waterfalls were crazy, especially the 7m one. Side note, I never realised that much water could go up your nose! In between the falls it was pretty tame, not a whole lot of rapids so...More

Thank OrlandoMagic2013
Reviewed 5 weeks ago


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Jennifer Z
29 October 2017|
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Response from RiverRatNZ | Property representative |
The Kaituna River is a unique stretch of River, known as a pool-drop River. It is our most popular trip as you get the excitement of the 14 rapids, including 3 waterfalls, without having to work too hard. The 7m waterfall... More
May O
24 October 2016|
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Response from RiverRatNZ | Property representative |
Hi, you can wear sandals but we do have wetsuit boots available if you want. Thanks Justin
24 September 2016|
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Response from RiverRatNZ | Property representative |
The Twilight Kayak is a sea kayak trip on Lake Rotoiti. The trip is generally pretty placid but this does depend on wind. The White Rafting is in a raft on a river with rapids. The difficulty of the trip varies with the... More