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White-Water Sledging Adventure
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White-Water Sledging Adventure

By Kaitiaki Adventures
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$78.25
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$78.25
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Ages 13-99, max of 6 per group
Duration:2h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English


  • Amazing Kaituna Sledging (2hr round trip)
  • Professional Kiwi Guide
  • Professional Adventure Photographer
  • Free Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All River/Safety Equipment Provided
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick up is available from all CENTRAL Rotorua locations, If you are unsure - please don't hesitate to call us!!
  • 1135 Te Ngae Road, Tikitere, Rotorua 3074, New Zealand First carpark on the left as you head down the drive. Checkin is 10 minutes before your specified booking time. Plenty of free parking is available.
  • Airports:
  • Rotorua Airport, Rotorua New Zealand
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 15820P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

A note from White-Water Sledging Adventure
  • All Kaitiaki Staff/contractors have been provided Information and training regarding the Hazards/Risk associated with COVID-19 All staff have been asked to contribute feedback All feedback has been considered by the business to make an informed decision pre-operation
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is White-Water Sledging Adventure?
White-Water Sledging Adventure price starts from $87.35. Discover and book White-Water Sledging Adventure on Tripadvisor
What is the White-Water Sledging Adventure cancellation policy?
White-Water Sledging Adventure cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book White-Water Sledging Adventure on Tripadvisor
Which company provides White-Water Sledging Adventure?
White-Water Sledging Adventure is hosted by Kaitiaki Adventures. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Kaitiaki Adventures on Tripadvisor. Discover and book White-Water Sledging Adventure on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for White-Water Sledging Adventure?
On average, this experience will take approximately 2h. Discover and book White-Water Sledging Adventure on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 15820P2

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Matteblack357
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Mean azzz
11 out of 10 excelent service aaa+++ jackie was awsome would definately do that again. Everyone enjoyed themselves
jiayggg
jiayggg
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Great crew, fun experience!
My girlfriends and I went on 3 Dec and we really enjoyed the rafting experience :) fast rapids and a couple of drop
chrisok23
chrisok23
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Awesome Trip on the River
Oh my god we had so much fun! The whole staff was great, and everything was super well-prepared. Hudson was the bes
chlo129809
chlo129809
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Tarawera Guided Tour!!
Today (5/12/22) my partner and I completed the Tarawera Guided tour through Kaitiaki Adventures! It was amazing, a
Dreamer280130
Dreamer280130
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Awesome experience
Awesome experience with Lance and the rest of the team- super well run and cannot rate highly enough in how fun thi
Brian F
Brian F
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Superb value and humour
Great fun crew. Jackie Rocky Ben and others showed us a beaut time. As locals great to enjoy our backyard
Taljit S
Taljit S
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Great surprises!
Great experience with a good lot of tour guides!! Hemi was a great guide, who took us on a great day out with a lot
Ellisa  C
Ellisa C
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Awesome experience- your never too old!!
An absolute must. We had so much fun and felt totally safe. All the staff were very professional and so full of ene
S5828CFalbertd
S5828CFalbertd
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Fantastic Rafting Experience
Had a wicked time on the river with Hemi, and the rest of the crew were enthusiastic and friendly too! Loved the hi
412lydian
412lydian
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So much fun
The white water rafting was incredible but the whole experience was made even better by the incredible staff! Our g
Dustin4518
Dustin4518
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Incredible trip!
The best excursion I have ever been on!!! Don’t hesitate to book. rocky hudson cam amy were fantastic!! 10 stars ou
Q2907JRtomh
Q2907JRtomh
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Awesome
This was my first time white water rafting and it definitely won’t be my last! All the Crew were so helpful and ki
monaaa0511
monaaa0511
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Had a great time!
We had a lot of fun and I would absolutely recommend it. Thanks to Jackie, Rocky, Hemi and Hudson for taking care a
millies244
millies244
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Great team, great fun
A great experience! The group leaders were so enthusiastic and ensured that we all had plenty of fun whilst staying
Louise J
Louise J
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Beautiful little hike
It was a great day! Good guides and good views. I was a bit slow coming down into the crater but the guide hung bac
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MarkSonia T
Tauranga93 contributions
Jan 2022
After going white water rafting with Kaitiaki Adventures we were easily talked into going sledging with them as well. The team are passionate about their jobs and are very focused on both safety and ensuring guests have a fabulous time.
Sledging was a lot more physically demanding than rafting, you need to be able to carry the sledge on your head for 5 to 7 mins, down a gravel path and stairs, before climbing over a fence to enter the water. Your guides make sure you know what to do, and you practice some rolls in quiet water before setting off. The guides are always alert and provide assistance where they need. There are regular stops and check ins with guests. Guides offer additional opportunities to ramp up the adrenaline for those who want it, while making sure everyone enjoys themselves. You do need to be a confident swimmer though.
Can't recommend the company, and this adventure, enough.
Written January 30, 2022
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Jess B
Kia Ora! We are glad we had a memorable and positive impact on you, our guides are amazing at what they do yet its only thanks to you and other people who choose to adventure with us that makes our job possible. We’re looking forward to having you back with us in the future! Nga mihi nui,
Written February 1, 2022
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Nik weyel
1 contribution
Feb 2021 • Couples
Had an awesome time sledging down the beautiful kaituna river with a great bunch of people including our very skilled, experienced and comforting guides Hemi and Caruso. Me and my partner genuinely loved the experience and would fully recommend it to all thrill seekers and people that want to try something new.
Now's the time to try out these type of things right here in our back yard in Aotearoa. Get amongst it everyone! Our country is so amazing with so much to offer.
Chur
Written February 7, 2021
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kaitiakirafting
Kia Ora Nik, Thank you for your awesome review. It is always a pleasure to hear that people like yourself enjoyed their experience with Kaitiaki Adventures and our guides and we get to hear about it. Hope to see you again sometime. Nga Mihi Kaitiaki Adventures
Written February 8, 2021
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Rowan F
Hamilton, New Zealand10 contributions
Dec 2020
Great sledging today with Ben and Ethan. Took my 13yr old and 16yr old. Ethan and Ben ran the show very well, never felt in any danger, good clear instructions, they clearly know the river well and can help at any point. you don't have to be a strong swimmer necessarily because at we didn't actually swim at any point, but you need reasonable confidence in the water ie you'll go under the waves in the rapids etc but you pop up pretty quick. You need moderate fitness to kick strongly. Neither of my kids are strong swimmers and they had a ball. Just a bit out of the comfort zone but so worth it. Thanks all at Kaitiaki adventures!
Written December 30, 2020
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Jess B
Kia Ora Rowan! Such a pleasure to take you and the Whanau down the Kaituna! Ben and Ethan are awesome and we are glad the kids had a blast!! Thank you for the amazing review! Nga Mihi Nui,
Written January 8, 2021
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RachaelR17
Wellington, New Zealand261 contributions
Jan 2021
I gave the sledging a go as I've done white water rafting a couple of times in NZ and wanted to do something different. It's certainly a great way to the river from a different perspective! You're in the river for about an hour, and don't underestimate the level of physical fitness you'll need - as well as good swimming ability, you need good core and arm strength to hold yourself up on the sledge. Some of the rapids are pretty challenging but the guides made me feel completely safe and I appreciated the few tows they gave me after getting a bit caught up! Thanks team.
Written January 1, 2021
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Kevin L
36 contributions
Jan 2020
We were able to book our sledging adventure only a few hours before it departed by walking into a storefront in Rotorua. It was an amazing adventure, with excellent and capable guides. Sledging is basically boogy boarding down the river and down rapids. There is a lot of information provided as to how to do it correctly, and what to do if you flip over! That happened to me a few times, and it wasn't too difficult to get back upright. We had two very cool guides with us who looked like they could basically do anything they wanted on a sledge, and they made sure we were having an awesome adventure but were close enough to intervene if we screwed something up! At the very end, they guide you through "surfing" at the bottom of a rapid so you can get some awesome photos from their professional photographer! Definitely recommended for an exhilarating afternoon.
Written January 6, 2020
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kaitiakirafting
Kia Ora Thank you for your review about your well informative and professional Sledge activity here at Kaitiaki. We do take pride in what we do as a company and try to give each and every person a great experience. Nga Mihi Kaitiaki Adventures
Written July 21, 2020
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PTui
Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
We’ve rafted before so we decided to do sledging for the first time. We went into sledging nervous and unsure but thankful for our guides Sam and Caruso who not only made us feel safe but a great first experience and took all those fears away. Definitely won’t be our last thanks to these two. All staff are amazing here and welcoming but I would like to thank Jackie. Your a different ball of energy and you made us feel comfortable from the time you picked us up. Amazing team. Amazing experience definitely a must do - you won’t be disappointed.
Written January 9, 2021
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kaitiakirafting
Kia Ora! Thank you so much for your awesome review. Glad to hear that your experience Sledging with our guides Sam and Caruzo wasn't a let down for you. Sometimes it can be hard to beat that 7metre waterfall. I will definitely pass on the message to Jackie I'm sure it will make her day. All the best and hope to see you in the near future. Nga Mihi Kaitiaki Adventures
Written February 9, 2021
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Wesley Chase
1 contribution
Dec 2020 • Couples
Sledging was awesome! Very well run, plenty of fun and a good challenge. The guides are very capable and informative, I never once felt like myself or anyone else was in danger. I appreciated the guides sharing local knowledge of the significance of the river.
Written December 30, 2020
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Jess B
Kia Ora Radman! Awesome taking the Awa (river) on at eye level! Its a NEXT LEVEL experience! So glad to hear you had such a sweet as time! Thank you for your great review! Nga Mihi Nui,
Written January 8, 2021
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chrispy
Rolleston, New Zealand6 contributions
Ben and Ethan were great guides, very friendly, helpful and professional. The white water sledging was a lot of fun, definitely recommend this tour. Easy to book, follow up reminder emails before the tour great.
Written January 24, 2021
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kaitiakirafting
Kia Ora! Awesome to hear that you had a great time Sledging down the Kaituna River with our guides Ben and Ethan. We are so happy we got to share a small piece of New Zealand and its history with you. Thank you for your review. Nga Mihi Kaitiaki Adventures
Written February 9, 2021
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YING L
Auckland, New Zealand8 contributions
Dec 2021
Super stimulating adventure and super nice service!! Our guides Hemi and Bean were very professional, strong and always taking care of everybody. We had a wonderful time in Kaituna river. It was exhausting but amazing! Our photographer Jess was sweet too. She took many great photos for us and euthusiastically introduced Rotorua when driving us back to our cottage. We really had a lovely morning with those Kaitiaki guys!
Written December 26, 2021
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Jess B
Kia Ora Ying!! It was our pleasure REALLY! Thank you for visiting! Make sure you head back one day soon :) Thank you also for the wonderful review! Nga Mihi Nui,
Written January 7, 2022
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Ngaire B
Auckland Central, New Zealand42 contributions
Jan 2021
If you relish in a bit of adrenaline and love to push the limits of your comfort zone, then this is for you. An epic adventure down the rapids of Kaituna river with my sister and our teen kids. Our guides made sure our safety and our enjoyment were top priority. I was excited and nervous but felt safe every step of the way. Riding the rapids, surfing, barrel rolling, drifting and more. Definitely took some effort, a reasonable level of fitness would make it easier. This is no walk in the park, you need to be able to kick hard! But if you don't get to where you are meant to be then the guides sort you out. Was it fun...yus! Would I do it again..yus! Only criticism ....too short! Wanted to keep going. Thanks guys for making this 50 something's day, week, year!
Written January 25, 2021
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kaitiakirafting
Kia ora Ngaire, Thank you so much for your awesome review. Here at Kaitiaki we like to take pride in what we do and have to offer to our customers. We are glad you enjoyed your journey down the Kaituna River Sledging whilst out with our guides. Great to hear that they made you feel comfortable while enjoying yourself as well. Pffft!!.. 50 what?... age is just a number. All the best and hope to see you in the future. Nga Mihi Kaitiaki Adventures
Written February 9, 2021
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