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Kaitiaki Adventures

Embark on the ultimate Rotorua adventure! Raft the Kaituna River. Conquer 7m Tutea Falls, the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world. Try sledging to explore the rainforest-clad Kaituna River. Venture into the heart of a volcanic crater hiking Mount Tarawera. We blend quality adventures with Maori culture for an experience you’ll never forget.

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Tours & Products

Raft the Kaituna River 

  • Trip time:3 hours
  • Snake through steep native bush clad canyons and over 14 awesome rapids & 3 waterfalls including world-renowned 7 metre Tutea Falls, the Highest Commercially Rafted Waterfall in the World! Blended with touches of Maori culture, this trip offers it all, for both white water rafting enthusiasts and first timers.
  • Availability:7 days a week – 8:30am, 12:30pm & 2:30pm
  • Courtesy transport:7 days a week from all central Rotorua accommodation and the Rotorua Information Centre
  • Minimum Age:13 years

Sledge the Kaituna River 

  • Trip time:3 hours
  • There is something for everyone on this excursion. Beautiful Native Scenery, play holes and awesome rapids to negotiate your way through as you take the river on at eye level, you are in charge of your own vessel- propelled by the flippers on your feet, our guides are there to encourage and motivate you and help where necessary, awesome family fun. No experience necessary.
  • Availability:7 days a week – 8:30am, 12:30pm & 2:30pm
  • Courtesy transport:7 days a week from all central Rotorua accommodation and the Rotorua Information Centre
  • Minimum Age:13 years

Mt Tarawera Crater Walk 

  • Trip time:5 hours
  • Experience the unique landscape and history of Mt Tarawera. Infamous for its eruption on June 10th, 1886, Mt Tarawera created the world’s youngest geothermal valley of Waimangu, at the same destroying the legendary Pink and White Terraces. This fully guided walking experience encompasses the unique landscape and history of the area. With unmatched scenic vistas and 360 panoramic views this experience is ideal for all ages and includes an optional run in to the heart of the volcanic crater.
  • Availability:7 days a week – 8:15am and 1:15pm in summer and 10:15am in winter
  • Courtesy transport:7 days a week from all central Rotorua accommodation and the Rotorua Information Centre
  • Minimum Age:7

 

 

Accommodation Nearby

Rock Solid Backpackers

Terms & Conditions

  • Available for Explore Our Backyard members only
  • A valid Explore Our Backyard membership card with identification must be presented to staff to claim discount
  • Direct bookings only
  • Not to be used in conjunction with any other discounts, promotions or deals

Activity Info

1135 Te Ngae Road
Tikitere
Rotorua 3074