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River Rats Raft & Kayak

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Address: 837 Te Ngae Rd, Rotorua 3074, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-345 6543
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7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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Best rafting, best crew

They will amaze you entertain you. you will enjoy with them. Great Guys. Went on the raft with neville and Mad Max.. two of the most amazing people i Met on trip. Tey kept us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Prajish5
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

They will amaze you entertain you. you will enjoy with them. Great Guys. Went on the raft with neville and Mad Max.. two of the most amazing people i Met on trip. Tey kept us entertained all the way. there was just two of us, but tey did not cancel the trip and made all arrangement just for the two... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Went white water rafting with River Rats for a hens party. The guides were all very professional and friendly but happy to have a laugh. We saw some great scenery and went down some big waterfalls. An awesome time was had by all.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The weather was really miserable, turned up to the new base at the airport, to have a friendly greeting with Steve and Matt, we had a clear safety brief, were set up with warm gear and set off to the river. We did not notice the rain and jumped off ledges, swam etc. So cool with lots of action and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great service, stunning scenery, helpful guides and loads of fun- what more could you want? I highly recommend doing the Grade 5 rafting trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Went here with a group of work friends from Sydney on Saturday and it was AMAZING!! I was surprised how warm their equipment kept us, their guides are super friendly and know the place inside out and the photos were crack up! Love this place! It'll be my first stop when I go back to NZ!

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We did this with our ten yr old so only did the grade 3/4. Was about an hour and a half drive to the river for this grade but they pick you up and drop you off at accommodation. A super long day which we didnt realise. Picked us up at ten and got back at 5.30. The lunch was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

This was the most fun I had in New Zealand. The guides were so much fun and everyone had a blast. It was a large group with a wide age range, the guides were super patient and made sure everyone had fun and were safe. Cant recommend doing this enough, the 7m waterfall is the best. Wish I lived closer... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We visited this attraction because of the video we saw of the rafts going over the falls. What a Rush!! It was well worth the ride. The staff were friendly and very professional. And the pictures were outstanding. My only complaint was it was over too soon.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Very well run. A nice relaxed, slightly rumpety, Kiwi feel to it all. But the guides were clearly very competent and managed the whole thing very well. It's so important with this kind of thing that you have confidence in your guide. A very enjoyable way to spend a morning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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