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River Rats Raft & Kayak

391 State Highway 33 | Mourea, Rotorua 3074, New Zealand
+64 7-345 6543
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Ranked #8 of 55 activities in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Water sports
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... more » 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. « less
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

For someone who can't swim,this was an amazing and very courageous experience.they give u all safely instructions and ofcourse all the tips on what to do if the raft flips.I was definitely praying to the gods that we don't flip. They make sure you get the most out of this experience. Loved it A definite do for the thrill seeker... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Went on a rafting trip with one other solo traveler and staff we still very accommodating with pick up from Rotorua with a short drive back the companies base. After a safety briefing and being equipped with a wetsuit and life jacket we were off. The do have a professional photographer that goes for photo which are good for a... More

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Sanger, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Justin, Just wanted to let you know our US (California) kids made it back safely and they had a GREAT time. Thank you for taking my call and answering some questions I had about the trip. The kids and staff just raved about the experience and the photos were awesome! Hats off to you and your staff for your professionalism,... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I was quite nervous as this was my first rafting trip! From the moment we walked through the doors of River Rats Raft & Kayak, I felt welcomed and comfortable with the adventure I was about to embark on. It was quite cold out and the team made sure we were as warm as can be with water proof jackets,... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Had a fantastic time! Justin was a great guide giving us some history and a lot of information. Middle of winter and a rainy day and was the best part of the trip. Fun, exciting, everything and more. Would definitely do it again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A great experience even on a rainy day. We were welcomed by the team at River Rats and had Justin as our guide who was friendly, experienced and had great stories and facts about the river. We were well prepared for when our raft flipped at the big waterfall (this happens to some rafts but this added to the experience).

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

we had two guides Neville and Lynton. neville was great, funny and very skilled. lynton on the other hand was a d**k. but we had a great time, cheers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Best thing to do in a Rotorua!! Guides were great! Stacks of fun! Going over the waterfall has been the best part of our trip to Rotorua!! Cheers guys!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Absolutely AMAZING! The best part of our trip to Rotorua! The team were amazing, friendly and provided great training in preparation for "the BIG one". Got flipped but what can you say, I got the full rafting experience :)

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The most exhilirating experience ever! A MUST do! Staff professional, friendly, full of fun. I will be sending ALL my clients to you PRO'S. The review "Horrible Experience" - are you sure you haven't posted on the wrong River Rafting page?? Your experience just sounds like bull$*t story to me...Keep up the FANTASTIC work River Rats!!!

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