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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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Ranked #15 of 72 Activities in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: If you are looking for an awesome day out white water rafting then look no further than Raftabout...
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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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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 NEW via mobile

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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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Today was my 1st time rafting:-) the team at Raftabout Rotorua did an amazing job with a high standards for saftey, will definitely recommend them to friends and family.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Fantastic morning with friendly, funny guides, never been rafting before so slightly apprehensive of the 7m drop but felt safe and well looked after tge whole time. Even had two non-swimmers with us! Will definitely go rafting again after this experience. Cheers nev!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Hard to say how amazing it was. Been here three times and recommend my friends to come. My friends especially come for this one on their honeymoon. Very unforgettable experience! Highly recommend!

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We looked throughout NZ for a rafting company open during the winter. Rotorua was our saviour and Raftabout our chosen one. They picked us up from our accommodation for the Kaituna run. The staff were brilliant and the experience was mind blowing! This was our first white water rafting experience and it exceeded expectations. 7ft waterfall and a run that... More 

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