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Kaitiaki Adventures

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Address: State Highway 30, Tikitere 3010, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-357 2236
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Raft or Sledge the Kaituna River with Kaitiaki Adventures world class...

Raft or Sledge the Kaituna River with Kaitiaki Adventures world class guides. Experience the unique blend of Maori culture and an adrenaline overload as you journey through steep bush clad canyons and over 14 awesome drops – including the 7m Tutea Falls.No previous experience is required as Kaitiaki Adventures will give you all the training and safety equipment of the highest standard to make your journey a safe yet unforgettable time.“Experience the Kaitiaki Difference”

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DO go chasing waterfalls

This rafting trip was definitely one of the best things we have done in New Zealand and THE most action packed. One of us has done quite a bit of rafting in the U.S and Canada and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Devan S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This rafting trip was definitely one of the best things we have done in New Zealand and THE most action packed. One of us has done quite a bit of rafting in the U.S and Canada and the guides (Joel and Luke) here were world class. This was the first rafting trip for the other one of us, and now... More 

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Silverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A group of four of us went rafting with this crew. We had a great time, in our group was experienced rafters and first-timers. We all had lots of fun. Thanks for a great experience!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kaitiaki really know how to have fun! Once my group had all their gear (wetsuits, booties, helmets and life jackets) on we piled into the back of a 4x4 car thing and our guide Luke gave us a run down of what was going to happen on the water with some safety instructions. It was only a short ride to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our raft was led by Joel and Kayla who made the whole experience very very fun for us. Would totally recommend this company and product to anyone thinking about doing it. By far one of the best activities we have done on our trip around NZ

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Thank Jordan M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The raft is awesome! It is an amazing experience rafting at the Kaituna waterfall, definitely a must do activity in Rotorua! The very experience instructor, Boppa, gives clear instructions patiently; it boosts our confidence. We raft as a team, even though I'm a solo traveler but I don't feel 'solo' there!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much Kaitiki adventures ( especially Henry and Hemi) ! They took the extra time to ensure we had mastered all the safety drills before starting and gave clear instructions . Kuddos to Henry for helping me through this entire experience ( he literally stuck with me and guided me for the rest of the trip after the... More 

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Thank celery28
London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We rafted over the 7m waterfall - we flipped over, but still enjoyable. Great guide and the rafting was brilliant, also significantly cheaper than the rafting options in Queenstown.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best thing we did in NZ! Kaitiaki adventures are hands down the best team! Rafting down the Kaituna river in the bay of plenty was the best thing we did in New Zealand, our mate has also rafted in the south island and said it didn’t even compare. We did the 7meter drop and it was awesome.... More 

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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!!!!!!! I was terrified, scared 😳 & 💩 my pants 👖 at the beginning, but if it wasn't for a bunch of awesome mates who supported me and the great guidance of RAANA your the man 🏅his side kicks Makaela & Dale. Thank you 😊 all for the wonderful day. I will differently recommend to others. A HUGE SHOUT... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband received a river rafting trip for his birthday so we headed off early one morning to Kaitiaki Adventures. The team was organized and made sure everyone was aware of safety precautions and the requirements for the day's adventure. They quickly got a group of about 60 people in their gear and on the bus. The hosts did a... More 

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