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River Rats Raft & Kayak

391 State Highway 33, Mourea 3074, New Zealand
+64 7-345 6543
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$83*
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Mourea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
Owner description: River Rats have been offering quality adventures for over 30 years...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Water sports, Adventure
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
5 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Its not the first time I have been white water rafting, but it was the best. We were a family of 5 with 3 teenagers & had the raft to ourselves. The free fall down the waterfall was obviously the highlight, but every aspect on the water was great. I would rate it as one of the best adventures to... More 

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auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

My wife and I went kayaking with this outfit and had the best time ever. Being in our mid 50's and with no rafting experience didn't stop the staff from giving us a great thrilling trip. Very professional and experienced staff as well as being a fun bunch to hang out with. Thanks for a fantastic memory.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Me and my wife went with the Kaituna river. Its a level 5 rapid, but it felt quite safe but still dramatic. The guides were very good and took us down the rapids without incident. After a big drop there were almost always a place to slow down and discuss what to do next - therefore we always felt quite... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Really enjoyed our trip down the Kaituna with River Rats. They were really good at making sure that everyone knew what they were doing and when to do it. The rafting went smoothly and was a really good experience although it dd go a little quickly and would have liked a bit more time on the river. Would definitely recommend... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

The guys who organise this are all lovely and give a very clear demonstration of what to do. They also provide suitable clothing. The experience itself was absolutely brilliant, it was so much fun in a beautiful part of the country. I would definitely recommend this, even if you are a little scared as I was - it was exhilarating... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Decided to do the kaituna rafting on a whim since my girlfriend and I had the afternoon free, and it was a terrific decision! Great guides, always kept us assured on our safety. The 7m waterfall is not to be missed, if you are deciding on a milder ride, stop thinking about it and go for the kaituna! One of... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I’m glad that I did Kaituna Rafting. What an experience of a lifetime! It was a great day. I & my two nieces (14 & 15 yo) had no experience what so ever and no knowledge of rafting. But our guide was very experienced and skilfully led the whole crew safe. It was a super fun and exciting experience ever.... More 

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Ipswich, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The Grade 5 Kaituna Rafting is an experience of a lifetime, with the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world (7 meters). The adrenaline rush is amazing, with experienced guides to safely take you through the various rapids. One great experience was going over a rapid while standing up. The 'surfing' at the end was also a highlight. I had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I was unsure that i was up for rafting but the friendly helped every step of the way and it was an experience i wont forget. The staff let us practice and i felt as safe and ready as i could be before tackling the 7m waterfall. It was exhilarating and definitely worth it! Everyone was friendly and accommodation pick... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Totally amazing experience loved every second. A must for every one. Never done anything like this before only wished I could of gone a done it again straight away. The guys that looked after us were great and funny and made us at ease. Jane from england

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