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River Rats Raft & Kayak

Open today: 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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River Rats have been offering quality adventures for over 35 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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
837 Te Ngae Rd, Rotorua 3074, New Zealand
+64 7-345 6543
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The crew looked after us very well. It was a work team builder and we had a blast. Thanks very much it was great fun.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FML11222
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time, the instructors were interesting, funny and completely in tune with making sure we were safe and having a good time. Thanks again.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank McTerese
Reviewed 6 days ago

Thank you Miro and all Rafting Crew -what a great way to start the day. Good laugh and awesome experience - our Rafting Team was the Bomb. To those who said Age defines rafting - Whatever !!! Don't miss this opportunity Love -GO GO GO!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank OReally
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of 12 of us were on the river rafting trip on the Kaituna river a few days ago and noone has had a bad word to say about the trip. As crew members on a cruise ship the number of people we wanted...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ben H
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a fantastic morning on the river with Raftabout. The crew were amazing as well as our fellow rafters, and we felt very safe at all times, as well as having an enormous amount of fun (despite being the older end...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank X9134TKmartind
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful and adventurous time on the river enjoying the beautiful scenery. Highly recommend holiday makers to experience the rafting. The guide was friendly, fun and professional.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LaiPingM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 5 level rafting was the only rafting trip going on today and although we're inexperienced and kind of frightened we decided to join the ride. It was awesome! The guides are super professional and explain everything as much as you need. The view during...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 980maayanb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks for an amazing and memorable day out! We were the 1 out of 20 rafts that happened to flip. The Radiance crew had a blast, sorry if we were too entertaining and didn't listen well. PADDLE!! Name drop Simon, Dave and Muriel, cheers lads!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank girlwiththecello
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend this tour for anyone who is looking for some adventure while also taking in the gorgeous NZ scenery. This tour was well organized and a blast! The staff were friendly, entertaining, professional and focused on safety. We didn’t worry about a thing the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank acohler788
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had a fantastic time on the river today with Ant as our guide and Nero as our safety kayaker. Nero was super knowledgable and was great talk on the bus in. Ant made an already fun experience even better. 11/10 would recommend to everyone.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Jennifer Z
October 28, 2017|
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Response from RiverRatNZ | Property representative |
The Kaituna River is a unique stretch of River, known as a pool-drop River. It is our most popular trip as you get the excitement of the 14 rapids, including 3 waterfalls, without having to work too hard. The 7m waterfall... More
May O
October 24, 2016|
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Response from RiverRatNZ | Property representative |
Hi, you can wear sandals but we do have wetsuit boots available if you want. Thanks Justin
September 23, 2016|
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Response from RiverRatNZ | Property representative |
The Twilight Kayak is a sea kayak trip on Lake Rotoiti. The trip is generally pretty placid but this does depend on wind. The White Rafting is in a raft on a river with rapids. The difficulty of the trip varies with the... More