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Kaitiaki Adventures

State Highway 30 | Tikitere, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7 3572236
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Ranked #14 of 54 Activities in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Raft or Sledge the Kaituna River with Kaitiaki Adventures world class guides. Experience the unique blend of Maori culture and an adrenaline overload... more » Owner description: Raft or Sledge the Kaituna River with Kaitiaki Adventures world class guides. Experience the unique blend of Maori culture and an adrenaline overload as you journey through steep bush clad canyons and over 14 awesome drops – including the 7m Tutea Falls.No previous experience is required as Kaitiaki Adventures will give you all the training and safety equipment of the highest standard to make your journey a safe yet unforgettable time.“Experience the Kaitiaki Difference” « less
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la paz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great experience! Though I had rafting experience before it was quite different: 7 meters waterfall. It was awesome!

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Overall, it was a great trip, but too short. It had a slight rushed feeling of being a rafting factory, but the personable guide (Wade, I think) offset that a lot. RAFTING: The rafting itself was awesome. Our guide inspired great confidence, down to predicting and instructing us exactly how many paddle strokes were necessary on each side of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

You haven't had a rafting expedition till you've done it Kaitiaki style. A little Maori chant gets you revved up and ready to hit the water and then it's good times ahead. A fun crew that likes to get on with it and give you a exciting rafting experience. The waterfalls were a lot of fun!

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great bunch of guides, really enjoyed the experience; I've not done it twice and would highly recommend

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

If you're in the area, you should do this. The staff are fun and the place is really busy so it's got a good vibe to it! It has two drops, a 7m and 4m, none of which are scary, just very fun! In some spots you can jump out of the raft and swim through the rapids too, just... More

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Babinda, Australia, South Pacific
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Despite only my booking, Kaitiaki still ran a trip for me. The Kaituna is a short but very sweet run and the guys made it great fun. Tutea falls is mindblowing. Thanks Kaitiaki for an NZ highlight I will remember well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I went sledging and had an incredible time! Sledging will exceed all expectations. Riding the rapids and surfing the waves! The guides are professional and really knowledgable. The cameraman takes killer photos too. One of the best deals in NZ!

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Bethlehem, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I had an incredible experience rafting the Kaituna River with Kaitiaki Adventures. The friendly guides made the terrifying 7m waterfall seem small! But overall fantastic, professional guides and a great experience!

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great team at Kaitiaki Adventures. From front desk staff to the guides and photographers, everyone was fantastic. Great vibe during the trip as the guides take the time to explain and have a chat to everyone. Beautiful landscape and Kaituna River is stunning. The team also pay their respect to Maori people and their ancestors who still own the land... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Myself and a friend went on this trip back in may and did both the Rafting and sledding options. We had a brilliant day from start to finish! The staff were incredibly friendly, were clearly very well trained on all aspects of safety and took the time to know everybody's name. We did the sledding in the morning, which was... More

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