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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 54 activities in Rotorua
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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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Verwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Took a trip to see Okere falls after Cyclone Lusi had departed on Sunday afternoon, we saw people rafting down the waterfall and thought we'd like to give it a try. We drove back down to Mourea where we had passed the River Rats site and enquired if they had any availability that afternoon. Luckily no-one had booked for the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This was my first white water experience and I couldn't of picked a better place to start. The guides were amazing and any nerves I had went away quickly once we got started. The scenery throughout was amazing. I highly recommend for beginners or experienced rafters!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Fun, thrilling, and Great to look at! and the rafting trip was pretty awesome too! In all seriousness, the Trip was awesome! The guides were Great fun, knowledgeable and helpful. I will be recommending this trip to everyone and anyone I know that will be heading in their direction. Thanks for the laughs River rats!!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

What an awesome experience! All the instructors were so easy to talk to, so much fun and absolutely made my fear of this disappear as soon as I stepped into the boat! I did not think I would enjoy myself as much as I did - but now I want to be a rafting instructor! Couldn't recommend River Rats any... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This was my first time rafting, after being a bit worried about what to expect I thoroughly enjoyed it! It was a lot of fun and laughs throughout :) good for all looking for a bit of adventure! Thanks to the guys for the great experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

These people know what they are doing!!! the though of it was so scary but when I did it it was the best fun in my life! its safe and have a very experience team team looking out for us. I recommend this to everyone!!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This was the most amazing experience. The scenery was beautiful, the guides were amazing, the rapids/waterfalls were exhilarating! I can't wait to come back, just to do this again!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Went rafting with a work group and LOVED it. Having worked within travel for the past 8 years I have been rafting heaps of times before and this is by far the best experience we have had. The massive waterfall was scary but fun! Then we got oppertunites To jump out of the raft and swim down some rapids. Would... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

It was a fantastic experience. Dave was very fun and very knowledgable. He knew a lot of history and told us all about it as we went down the river. Thanks for the amazing experience. :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My first experience of rafting and we picked a grade 5 to start and what a great thrill it turned out to be. When approaching the WATERFALL that gives this section of the river it's rating I was certainly feeling rather apprehensive but after resurfacing and a mouth full of fresh water all I can say is DO IT!

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