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“Sweet as!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of River Rats Raft & Kayak

River Rats Raft & Kayak
391 State Highway 33, Mourea 3074, New Zealand
+64 7-345 6543
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$81*
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Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Mourea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: River Rats have been offering quality adventures for over 30 years. There’s something for everyone, from a gentle grade 2 scenic raft trip suitable for participants as young as 5 years old, through to full on grade 5 action featuring the world's highest commercially rafted waterfall. Kayaking is available as freedom hire or a guided tour. Paddle the local lakes to a secluded beach or enjoy a hot water swim only accessible by boat.
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Canberra, Australia
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“Sweet as!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

I had a great time! We did the tour that included the big drop and i was super nervous considering i'm a bit of a chicken but the instructor, Gordie (Sweet as!!), made everyone feel comfortable and confident. It was a great first water rafting experience and it made me want to do rafting again in the future.

Visited April 2012
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“An afternoon that flowed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

We originally booked the grade 3/4 white-water rafting, but ended up on the grade 5 Kaituna River, Rotorua. Had an amazing afternoon, Justin, our guide, was full of support, energy and enthusiasm, reasuring us with clear direction and safety guidelines. Even our 13 year old son was able to complete the whole experience.
Fantastic memories and photos from the river bank to take home with us. A definite for anyone who enjoys high-active adventure.

Visited April 2012
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“AWESOME FUN”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

we just came back from this awesome adventure. this is EXTREME white-water rafting. My wife and I along with some other friends went and tried it just before coming back from Rotorua. None of us had prior experience, but the professional instructors made it look so easy.
for the price we paid (99NZD) it was a great 2:30 hours of fun.

at one point my wife actually fell out of the boat!!!!!!! but we took her out of the water and into the boat in a minute. Weird part is, she really enjoyed that part!!!!!!!

if you are going to Rotorua or central NZ north Island, YOU HAVE TO DO IT :))

best fun ever!!!!!!

Visited April 2012
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“Wonderful fun run by a great group of folks!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

We rafted the Kaituna River and had a wonderful time from the very moment they picked us up at our hotel. Everybody was very friendly and the rafting was great fun. It is a very forgiving level 5 so I was not terrified but my daredevil, adrenaline junkie husband still had fun going down the drops :-)

Highly recommend this company!

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Brisbane, Australia
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“AWESOME - This is a definate MUST DO!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

This was only my second ever rafting trip and I was so excited. Our guide David was so amazing - professional and fun - the trip just wouldn't have been the same without him. I would definately recommend this to ANYONE who wants an unforgetable experience in Rotorua. Thank you so much guys for the wonderful memories.

Visited March 2012
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