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Raftabout Rotorua

391 State Highway 33 | Mourea, Rotorua, New Zealand
64 7 343 9500
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Ranked #16 of 54 activities in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Boat Tours
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... more » 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!! « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had an amazing time. It was our first time rafting and were slightly nervous about the experience. I guess mainly about the unknown. Anyway the staff were really helpful and very safe and prepared you for everything and anything. Good facilities for changing and more than adequate gear. We felt safe the whole time and were so thankful to... More

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Our guide (Canadian Dave) was the best. He was very animated, down to earth and fun. Def made our experience that much more amazing. From the monster drop, to jumping in the river and going over a fall solo. Couldn't ask for a better experience for a first time rafting. The photos were def worth the purchase too. Memories that... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Had a fun filled adventure with raft about or river rats. I have done a lot of white water rafting before so had no high expectations but this was definitely the best one I have got to do. Would highly recommend this to everyone.

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Cambridge, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We had a group of 7 with varing levels of experience rafting. Part of the group opted for sledging and part opted for Rafting. The Sledging folks enjoyed themselves imensly. They were thouroughly exhausted at the end of the trip. Those of us in the raft all felt the trip was short, but it is an awesome experience. We did... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

As first time rafters we did the Kaituna waterfall excursion. This was a great introduction to rafting and my girlfriend and I had a great time. The experience left us wanting to go again maybe trying a half day trip next time. With great facilities at the shop for getting changed and preparing and with friendly helpful staff it was... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

We opted for the sledging trip to try something new at a cost of $129 per person. The trip actually begins at the foot of the waterfall on the Kaituna river and ends at the same spot as the rafters. The staff are all friendly and the equipment and safety is good but we couldn't have been in the water... More

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Raftabout, Owner at Raftabout Rotorua, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Its good to hear that you thought the trip was safe and the staff were friendly. It is disappointing to hear that you did not think the trip provided value for money. The most common response that we get from customers on this trip is that it was harder than... More

Poznan, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Oh, it was such a good day. The weather was perfect, sunny and warm. We started at 9AM. We had 2 guides with us, one of which was just practicing. So we were 6 people in a raft. We followed the instructions, we paddled fast, we hit every possible rock on our way and we laughed loud. Yes, it was... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

If you like rapids, this is your tour. The YouTube video gives you a good sense of the trip. You are only in the water 45-minutes, but it is exciting all the way through. You are given a wetsuit and rubber shoes. You just need your swimsuit and a towel. You can rent a towel if you forget ($2). They... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Great friendly staff and guides. Many great rapids before and after the huge Kaituna Falls. Awesome! Their professional photos are amazing and well worth the money. A great value, Huge Fun! Best part of our New Zealand Adventure! They are easy to find if you prefer not to take the shuttle.

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Friendly staff and great safety measures helped to make me a little less nervous. Josh our guide was very funny but also really made sure everyone was well trained and understood all the safety measures before we set off. It was an amazing experience. One I will never forget.

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