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River Rats Raft & Kayak

Address: 391 State Highway 33, Mourea 3074, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-345 6543
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Mourea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

The guys running River Rats were so professional and made any initial worries quickly disappear. We recognised the staff to visitor ratio was really high so there were always a few pairs of eyes on us making sure we were safe. The instructors encouraged us to face our fears and i'm glad they did! An awesome few hours on a... More 

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Kia ora koutou! Ngā mihi nui mō te rā nei! Thanks heaps for today, I had a blast! I think being a local you underestimate how cool tourist attractions really are =) This trip was an awesome one, perfect in every way possible! The only thing I wished we could have done is stop for a longer swim or stop... More 

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Templepatrick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Amazing kayaking experince on Lake Rotoiti. Linford was our guide for the day and he was really patient and encouraging to us. He had fantastic knowledge of the whole area and made our trip both exciting and fascinating. Geothermal pools, glow worm caves, geothermal beaches and great display of wildlife made it a day to remember. Many thanks to Kylie... More 

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Marsascala, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

By far the most thrilling experience in the north island. We did the Grade 5 river which was great....it was raining heavily which made it even more awesome because the stream was faster. The 7 metre drop was great fun as well....our boat overturned but not to worry, in a second your head is back out of the water. It's... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

A small hiccup when we didn't get picked up by the courtesy bus, the reason given was somewhat poor. Still, management were super apologetic and smoothed it over by offering us a spot on the next scheduled raft at a small discounted price. After all that was put to a side we had heaps of fun down the kaituna river... More 

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RiverRatNZ, Owner at River Rats Raft & Kayak, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm glad you were able to change your schedule to make the next trip. Our apologies for the error with your pick up. January is our busiest month of the year and while we strive to exceed expectations very occasionally we make mistakes. We believe in owning up to our mistakes and that is why... More 

Whakatane, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

What this experience lacks in duration is made up for in it's sheer exhilaration (oophs sounds like I'm song writing). Myself and a mate defaulted to this trip after low water levels on the Rangitaiki counted that one out. We had a Gopro which complimented the pics taken by the lovely onshore lady. And when zooming in, what was immediately... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I'm 54 years old unfit and overweight and I was persuaded to take part in the rafting activity by a friend. I got kitted up in fleece, life jacket, helmet and short wells booties and listened to the briefing on the way to the river with a little voice in my head saying 'you must be crazy..... How old do... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We had a blast on the Kaituna Rafting trip!!! It was full of great rapids, three waterfalls and fun guides!! We had three boats in our group and Dave, Josh, Mike & Matt were so much fun as our guides! They allowed us to get out at one point to float through some ripples and then down a short little... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I went with 5 other family members and had a blast. I would recommend to anybody. HOWEVER if you can manage to get with one of the happy and friendly team members i.e. not Neville it will make your experience even better. We all agreed that meeting Neville tainted the experience as he was rude. As one e.g my poor... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

AWESOME!!! I had always wanted to go whitewater rafting and our group of 6 all found the experience amazing. The 7m waterfall / grade 5 was "jumping in the deep end" but we're so pleased we did...nothing less would compare now. The company was easy to deal with and their friendly staff extremely professional, also safety conscious. Another raft with... More 

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