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Address: 391 State Highway 33, Mourea 3074, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-345 6543
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Description: River Rats have been offering quality adventures for over 30 years...
River Rats have been offering quality adventures for over 30 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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Going, Going, Gone

What a blast. I was with a group that had never seen white water. The guides did a great job of relaxing them while entertaining the rest of us. We hit the 30 foot falls and went... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Darren B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

What a blast. I was with a group that had never seen white water. The guides did a great job of relaxing them while entertaining the rest of us. We hit the 30 foot falls and went under. I felt safe and secure the entire time. A must do in Rotorua.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Definitely a must try and lots of fun with the kayaking. We did the grade 5 with 7m waterfall at Kaituna river, it's thrilling and heaps of fun. We had Matt as our guide and he's so filled with energy and enthusiasm! He sure loves his job! Will be back to try Wairoa river.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We went with two families, with teens that are not easily scared, but all members of the families really enjoyed our time. Not only did the guides make sure that we felt safe, and kept us in the know all the time, they encouraged our whole group along, and were more than happy to answer our numerous questions. We're local,... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I would highly reccomend the riverrats rafting. We did the grade 5 course and was an amazing buzz. The instructors are first class and will definately be doing it again.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Worth the money we've paid for. It was so much fun! I woud definitely recommend it to my friends! Awesome instructor- funny as!!! (Jair?) Given a chance to visit again, will def book it with them!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We were picked up on time from our hotel transferred to the office. Got fitted with our gear and we were off. The bus ride out to the drop off point was the best opportunity for the safely talk. I felt very nervous but after the briefing on the bus felt much more at ease. Once we were dropped off... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I went with 3 friends and this was so fun. I can not recommend this enough. It was amazing and the drop was the best part. Great people!

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Elizabeth, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

What a wonderful workout my husband and I had, kayaking with the River Rats. We had a very patient young man (Limpy, I think) teach us the basics of the sport through doing it. Little did I know how quickly I could form blisters on your thumbs. We're both in our 60's and not horribly fit, so the trip to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

What a great experience my wife and I had with River Rats. Josh, our 'skipper', was a lot of fun, as were all the operators. At the same time, they took safety very seriously and took a lot of time and effort to ensure that this would be a memorable and safe ride. I recommend River Rats wholeheartedly - just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This was my wife's & my first time rafting, & we had an absolute blast. Josh was our guide, & not only was he extremely knowledgeable & gave great directions, but he was hilarious as well. We went over several falls, including a 7m drop, & we were able to stay upright each time. Josh also gave us the option... More 

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