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Raftabout Rotorua

Address: 391 State Highway 33 | Mourea, Rotorua, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 7 343 9500
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Type: Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Owner description: If you are looking for an awesome day out white water rafting then look no further than Raftabout...
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Type: Boat tours, Boat Tours & Water Sports
Owner description: If you are looking for an awesome day out white water rafting then look no further than Raftabout, a family owned company that aims to excel. We offer the choice of 3 different rivers to white water raft. Choose which river suits your ideal adventure. All the trips offer outstanding New Zealand scenery with a varying amounts of challenging water water thrown in. For those who love adrenalin thrills, then definitely check out our Kaituna Waterfall trip, you’ll get a BUZZ going over the highest commercially rafted waterfall (a MASSIVE 7 metres). Available all year round!!
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Atlanta, Georgia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

My husband has actually rafted with this same company over 9 years ago and loved it so he brought me back! The guides were so much fun and although rafting has an element of fear that goes along with it, I really felt like these guys knew what they were doing. We rafted the kaituna one day and the next... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Fantastic! Had Nev as our guide he did everything he could to flip us lol, well organized , safe and their photographer around every bend of the river to capture your experience. Highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

I did the Kaituna Grade 5 with my workmates. One of the best experiences ever! Definitely a must do in Rotorua! The guides are extremely experienced and have a high appreciation for safety but also make the experience memorable! Our faces going over the 7m waterfall were priceless! Can't wait to go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

We had such a great time! Lindford took us and was great with my auntie and mum who were apparently the most nervous people he'd ever had! The 7m drop was incredible and would definitely recommend it to beginners and experienced people!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We did the Kaituna (grade 5) rafting. We have done a fair amount of white water rafting in the past. We were reluctant to do this adventure as it was rather short, but it was all that fit into our schedule. We are so glad we did it! It was a real adrenaline rush going doing the 7 m waterfall,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Our tour guide, Josh, was really friendly and funny which made the tour much more enjoyable (his nicknames for all of the different rapids are hilarious). The 7m waterfall was epic and we had heaps of opportunities for surfing the rapids, a bit of swimming and taking in the beautiful scenery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We chose the Kaitunga trip for reasons of both thrill level and timing of the overall experience as our time was limited. Trip Advisor reviews gave us confidence to try the grade 5 level and it was not misplaced. Our guide Josh was youthful but clearly experienced and with Dave in the kayak as back up we felt we were... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I was a bit 'nervous' on advance for the 7 meter waterfall but the staff were so professional and made so much fun with us at the same time that i forgot all about it and had an unforgettable trip! The girls at the 'base' were very friendly and helpfull and one of them even spoke a bit of dutch!... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

By far the highlight of our holiday in the North Island. Not only did the rafting top the list, but we also booked a package deal including skyline rotorua (gondola and luge), and the Mitai cultural experience night .... which was all organised by the company and thoroughly enjoyed. I had only rafted once before and was a bit nervous... 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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