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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 #8 of 69 Activities in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
Owner description: Raft or Sledge the Kaituna River with Kaitiaki Adventures world class guides. Experience the unique...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage
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Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
Hours:
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”
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I went out with Kaitiaki Advetures white water sledging today. Ok the one thing that bugged me was the waiting around for the bus of people to arrive. The guides I had were Geni and Hemi. They were fantastic, pleasant and always keeping an eye on what you do. The actually sledging was fun. The water wasn't cold at all.... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

The guides and staff are so awesome, what a fantastic activity to do with teenagers! We all had an amazing time, thanks so much to Steve the cool (but almost crazy) guide who made us get wet before we even got in the boat!!! A very memorable adventure 😊

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Amazing experience especially the 7 meters drop. I'm not a fan of continuous activities such as 2 days rafting but More of short but very intense activity, that is why this 2 hours rafting was greys for me.

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Montreal, Canada
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
36 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

What makes this activity exhilarating and memorable is the friendly and fun staff who entertained us from start to finish. The river is very short but full of rapids and waterfalls. It is so much fun that we wished it could last longer. We learned a lot about the significance of the place to the Maori people as we cruised... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We went down the Kaituna river for the second time, with these guys and really enjoyed it again. They also offer sledging and that too was awesome. All of the guides were friendly and really helpful. Thanks Heaps

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

If you’re up for an awesome experience, a lot of fun and awesome waterfalls should definitely try out Kaitiaki White water rafting. I enjoyed every second of the tour. The river and surrounding landscape are absolutely beautiful and made a perfect scenic setting for the rafting. Our guide Stevie was very nice and made the tour even better by telling... More 

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Kaitiaki go over and above what is required of them to ensure you have a great time. The emphasis on Maori guardianship sets these guys apart from the rest. Raana and Corey are really awesome! Five star experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Best fun I've had in a long time. A very well run experience - enjoyed every second of it. Our fully experienced guide was as awesome as the Kaituna. Also loved the respect shown to the river and seeing some of the historical caves. Remove any doubt as to whether or not to do this experience, and just go for... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

What a great experience ! Me and my friend went rafting yesterday with Kaitiaki Adventures. They picked us up at our hostel downtown Rotorua and the driver was really nice. To be honest I was quite scared of the 7 meter falls and also because I have knee problems and I was scared to hurt myself. I talk to my... More 

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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

@ Kaitiaki Adventures Aotearoa you get the most of both an exciting and cultural rafting experience! Learn how to raft or sledge the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world and enjoy a day out with the experienced and fun Kiwi guides! The river you'll be rafting on is lake fed so don't worry too much about the water temperature... More 

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