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White Water Rafting - Kaituna Cascades, The Originals

Tauranga, New Zealand

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2 hoursMobile & paper tickets accepted

Kaituna Cascades was the original company to explore and start rafting the Kaituna River, a long standing goal achieved and one we are very proud of. Experience the thrills and spills of the Mighty Kaituna River as we take on the world famous 7 meter Tutea Falls, the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world. Together with your expert guide, your team will enjoy a 50 minute action packed ride down 14 epic rapids in a tight and twisting warm water jungle canyon. This is a white water enthusiasts dream and is a must do for adrenaline junkies and 1st timers rafters alike! All of our guides are handpicked, highly skilled professionals that come from an extreme whitewater background in Kayaking and Rafting. We strive to give you the safest and most entertaining trip on the river! Our aim is have FUN, So come join us for this EPIC once in a lifetime experience.

What's Included

  • Custom built rafts, wetsuits, helmets, lifejackets, paddles, fleece tops, wetsuit booties, and splash jackets
  • Local, professional & highly trained guides
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

What To Expect


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.

We are located at 18 Okere Falls Road, Rotorua, New Zealand. It's a short 15 min drive from Rotorua Township, & just 10 mins from Rotorua Airport. 

Okere Falls has a beautiful short walk through the scenic reserve which you can view many rapids of The Kaituna River, there is even an

The Location

Where To Go

18 Okere Falls Road, Okere Falls 3074, New Zealand


Tauranga, New Zealand

Return details

Returns to original departure point


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Written Reviews (24)

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Guide Cody was great, really...

Lara M | Nov 2021

Guide Cody was great, really went the extra mile for our boat. All in all a great fun day out. Would recommend for others. Thanks team!😊

The best! Go with these...

lizzhands | Nov 2021

The best! Go with these guys! So much fun, felt like I was in very safe hands. Thanks Kaituna Cascades!

Was the best experience! Thanks...

ashleydenisemosen | Oct 2021

Was the best experience! Thanks to the team! Very professional and out going people . Thanks Pete ! Definitely recommend to everyone 🙌🏻

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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)

Cancellation Policy

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


White Water Rafting - Kaituna Cascades, The Originals

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