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Kaitiaki Adventures

Address: State Highway 30 | Tikitere, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7 3572236
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Ranked #9 of 72 Activities in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Raft or Sledge the Kaituna River with Kaitiaki Adventures world class guides. Experience the unique...
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 pm - 12:00 am
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”
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

When I researched companies that trekked up Mt. Tarawera, I found it really hard to find one. I ended up going into a little tourist centre in the City Focus in Rotorua where a really helpful guy pointed me in the direction of Kaitiaki Adventures. When I rang them, they were really friendly and the guy I spoke to told... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Couldn't speak more highly of the whole thing - the guides, the quality of the trip and the overall buzz we all got! Excellent day out - all 7 of us from Ireland loved it (& 1 Brit!). 100% recommend... ! Matt & Bobba were our guides, but the girl Toni (I believe) who did the Maori prayer at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fantastic experience, I would recommend it to anyone. Special thanks to our guide Hudson who made the trip even more memorable on that day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

If you are anything like me and find yourself on the water thinking 'what am I getting myself into' don't panic! You will have the best experience of your life. I guarantee it!! The 7m waterfall is not so bad at all. They wouldn't let anyone raft it if it wasn't going to be any fun :). I was a... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

These guys know what they're doing and they do it so well. They don't take themselves too seriously, although safety is paramount! With strong cultural links, they have a mighty respect for the river - which is evident in the trip. Several blessings are placed as a mark of respect, which makes these guys quite special. Yes, you'll get wet!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The guides on this tour will make you feel right at home on the water and even those who are hesitant at first will have a good time. They are super friendly and very knowledgeable. As always, the scenery was gorgeous and we were lucky to have warm water to get dunked in. The big drop over the waterfall was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My partner doesn't swim so we were very much in the hands of these guys. Our guide, matt was great and made the experience extreme but still safe. The other guides seemed to adapt to their groups and everyone had a great time. Highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Wasn't 100% sure about how I was going to manage sledging to begin with, but it was so much fun! The guides make sure you're safe the whole time so no need to worry if you're nervous. Would love to do it again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It was my first time rafting. The whole team was very friendly, is very experienced and makes sure everything happens in a safe manner. We had an awesome time out on the Kaituna river with Kaitiaki Adventures. Would definitely recommend this company to anyone!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

AWESOME trip! new base for the company and could have done with a few more people on the desk answer face to face enquiries rather than answering a continuous ringing phone but staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Great trip down the river and it was heartening to see and hear cultural respect paid to the local iwi and the... More 

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