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“Well worth the money” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kaituna Cascades Raft & Kayak Expeditions

Kaituna Cascades Raft & Kayak Expeditions
| Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, New Zealand
0800 KAITUNA
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Ranked #5 of 69 Activities in Rotorua
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Well worth the money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Excellent activity and is a must do even for beginners who haven't done rafting before! The guides are superb and make you feel very safe throughout! The waterfall is worth the trip alone!! Highly recommended

Visited February 2013
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“So much fun!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

Kaituna raft was just great! The river was a lot of fun, many rapids in a short time with a highlight of 6-7 meter waterfall. The guides were excellent; relaxed, funny and cheeky in a good way. The ride felt very safe. I would recommend these guides and the river to all adventure loving people! The only minus was the lack of toilet and shower facilities, go to the lue in advance :)

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Whistler, Canada
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“Only the greatest rafting company in the world!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Now im a rafting enthusiast, I've rafted all three rivers with Cascades.
The Wairoa which is a class 5 river and goes for about a half day with lunch.

The Rangataiki a class 4 which is also a half day tour with lunch included, my favourite rapid is 'jeffs joy" (the guides have all these funny names for the rapids its kinda cute as are the guides) its amost immediatley after you get into the boat so hang on tight and its just a taste of whats to come!

But the best and probably the most exillerating river is the Kaituna! It goes for about an hour and is full of bouncey fun rapids. But definatley scary enough at times to give you some flutterbyes in your belly as you sit above the waterfall, your super attractive guide yells out some sort of intense 'kiwi warcry' to get you a little more shyced up for the 7m drop your about to endure!

The boys are hilarious and thrive on sarcasm if you dont know what sarcasm is or really dont like it, just go anyway you might suprise yourself and still have an amazing time.

The safest and most enjoyable bunch of guys in skirts(sprays skirts thats is)that I've found in 7 years of travelling.

Go rafting with Cascades it'll be the best day of your vacation, Promise!

Visited January 2013
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Dispite being really nervous about water, I was quickly put at ease by the guys. It was professional outfit with great training. It seems like loads but when you are out on the water, it all comes back to you and it was just what you needed. It was fun from start to finish and the 7m drop was a great thrill. After 45 mins I was so sad it had finished and wanted to go on for more. The photos were great and were the only photos we have ever bought from any company.

Visited December 2012
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“Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Did the Kaituna in October. The guides were great fun and the rafting...amazing. It's only a 45 minute trip down through the gorge but it is action packed every minute. They got great pictures of us going over two of the waterfalls. Highly recommended.

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