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Kaitiaki Adventures

State Highway 30 | Tikitere, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7 3572236
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Ranked #20 of 54 activities in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Had some guide who called himself 'Thor'. He was incredibly arrogant and dismissive... quite condescending when one of our group indicated they were scared. Said he could do the 'walk of shame' around the waterfall :( Safety seemed secondary to the company...bus door didnt work properly and talk of 'flipping the raft' wasn't appreciated The river itself is beautiful and... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We go white-water rafting any time we are near a place where it is offered. Not on our own, we aren't that skilled. It's just our favorite vacation adventure. So I can tell you that this river is very fun - near the top of our list. I can also tell you that Kaitiaki adventures were great. Well organized, nice,... More

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Kaitiaki_Adventures, Manager at Kaitiaki Adventures, responded to this review

Kia Ora Hobnob_hobo Thank you for very awesome and detailed feedback! We really appreciate that you took the time to share your experiences with Trip Advisor and that you enjoyed our cultural respect as well as the adventure on the river! We would welcome you back anytime and wish you the best on your travels! Regards Kaitiaki More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

I had the best time sledging and rafting! The staff members are super nice and fun! A must do for everyone! It was such a great time!

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Kaitiaki_Adventures, Manager at Kaitiaki Adventures, responded to this review

Kia Ora Kunane Thank you for your feedback!! We greatly appreciate your words and hope to see you in the near future back on the river with us! Regards Kaitiaki More

Royal Tunbridge Wells, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

What a great experience. Picked up from the hotel and within an hour we were at the riverside kitted up and ready to roll. Staff were super friendly and really funny putting everyone at ease. River was made for this experience, and being a cat 5 meant there were some seriously choppy rapids. The whole time was super fun, jumping... More

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Kaitiaki_Adventures, Manager at Kaitiaki Adventures, responded to this review

Kia Ora Miles Thank you for your awesome feedback. We are stoked that you enjoyed your experience and would like to again apologize for the incorrect pick up time! We hope that you enjoyed the rest your experiences in Rotorua and that you will come back some time in the future. Regards Kaitiaki More

Lihue, Hawaii
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The staff at Kaitiaki Adventures were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. We did the rafting and sledging combo and it took about 4 hours. Our guides Dex, Geni and Toni were great and really added to the experience. The river was absolutely beautiful. Great for not only the adventurists and thrill seekers but for families as well. (Minimum age is... More

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Kaitiaki_Adventures, Manager at Kaitiaki Adventures, responded to this review

Kia Ora RFugimoto Thank you for your feedback about experience, and for also making the journey from to visit us from Auckland! We hope you have a safe journey to your next destination and that you will come back and visit us in the near future. Regards Kaitiaki More

Auckland Central, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

As we have never been rafting before, we were quite nervous and didn't know what to expect. When arriving at Kaitiaki, the staff were very friendly and helpful and explained everything in detail, so that even beginners could understand. The time on the river was awesome and the scenery is so beautiful! Our guides had a great sense of humour... More

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Kaitiaki_Adventures, Manager at Kaitiaki Adventures, responded to this review

Kia Ora Julia Thank you for coming rafting with us!! We know that as beginners it can be a little scary, and your endorsement of our guides and our trip is always really well received. We hope to see you again in the near future! Regards Kaitiaki More

Auckland Central, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My trip started off great from the pick up from the hostel. Friendly chatty and welcoming staff. very informative and helpful. The trip itself is awesome, amazing guides who make everyone on the rafts feel great not to mention the stunning scenery. I've done rafting before but not through beautiful gorges like that. The whole experience was epic and I'd... More

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Kaitiaki_Adventures, Manager at Kaitiaki Adventures, responded to this review

Kia Ora AAnnable Thank you posting your awesome feedback and your photos! We really appreciate your positive words and for sharing your pics! Our guides try there utmost to make every trip as memorable as yours and hope that you can come back in the near future! Regards Kaitiaki More

Lappeenranta, Finland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

My whole day with these guys was awesome, from the pickup to the very end of our rafting... The river itself was a great adventure, and the friendliness, sense of humour and the knowledge of our guides just made it even better :) Go whitewater rafting with Kaitiaki if you get the chance!

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Kaitiaki_Adventures, Manager at Kaitiaki Adventures, responded to this review

Kia Ora Jenni We at Kaitiaki Adventures greatly appreciate your feedback! Our guides are our experience, with the awesome ability to blend together safety, adventure and culture in to the unique rafting experience you gave such wonderful feedback on. Thank you again for visiting us! Regards Kaitiaki More

Chicago, Illinois
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We had a great time with the guys of Kaitiaki. They are good bunch of guys really adding to our experience. They were very knowledgeable and even pay their respect to the people of the river before every raft journey. I would recommend them to anyone interested in whitewater rafting in the area.

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Kaitiaki_Adventures, Manager at Kaitiaki Adventures, responded to this review

Kia Ora Kristina Thank you for your feedback! We really appreciate your kind words and we do try very hard to pay the utmost respect to the river and unique culture of the Maori people whose lives have been intertwined with this beautiful area for over 600 years. We wish you the best for you travels and hope to see... More

Burnham on Crouch, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Everyone was so helpfully and looked after my mum! Had a brilliant time sledging! Will highly recommend these guys! Thank you

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Kaitiaki_Adventures, Manager at Kaitiaki Adventures, responded to this review

Kia Ora Charlene B Thank you for positive feedback about our sledging experience. We are stoked that you enjoyed it and hope to see you again in the near future! Regards Kaitiaki More

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