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Kaitiaki Adventures

State Highway 30 | Tikitere, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7 3572236
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Ranked #11 of 56 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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Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

@ 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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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

All of it is awesome. Professional, safety conscious, adventurous, spiritual, moving, challenging, frightening, achievement, unforgettable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Did this with my brother when he was visiting from the Uk. Booked this activity through YHA Rotorua. Enjoyable and entertaining. Well worth doing.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The rafting trip is great fun, awesome and cool tour guides! Its approx one hour of rafting and its pure rafting! We go through different waterfalls and one is 7m! We completely disappeared in the water, that was fun! I have done rafting before but never through massive waterfalls and its was so exciting! We bless the water at the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Kaitiaki adventures white water rafting was an awesome experience. The knowledge of the guides leaves you feeling very safe and at the same time it is a very exhilarating experience. Would highly recommend and would do it again in a heartbeat.

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I would recommend Kaitiaki Adventures to anyone. The rafting was exciting and fast - I had to restrain screams of delight to avoid taking in mouthfuls of water (especially going down that waterfall!). Our guides, Weka and Jimbo, kept the trip fun and light-hearted, while giving me a strong sense that we were in very safe and experienced hands. I... More

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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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