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Address: 837 Te Ngae Rd, Rotorua 3074, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7-345 6543
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7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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River Rats have been offering quality adventures for over 30 years. There’s...

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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Rangitaiki River White Water Rafting from Rotorua

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Exciting day out and a great time had by all

Our family of 2+2 with 14 and 11 year old kids rafted the grade 3 to 4 section of the Rangitaiki. We had our own car so met the group at the start point at the Murapara Motor... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Poops_Au
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family of 2+2 with 14 and 11 year old kids rafted the grade 3 to 4 section of the Rangitaiki. We had our own car so met the group at the start point at the Murapara Motor Camp. We were fitted with Merino tops, full wetsuit with boots and a waterproof jacket before jumping on board the bus and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had a blast! The guides were fantastic, and the rafting was awesome! River Rats picked us up from our hotel and dropped us off when the trip was complete.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I highly recommend the Kaituna grade 5 with River Rats Rotorua. My husband and I were first time rafters but Adam and Jordan made us feel safe the whole time and made sure our experience was one to remember. They both had plenty of local knowledge to share along the way. Even though it was a cold rainy day we... More 

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RiverRatNZ, Owner at River Rats Raft & Kayak, responded to this review

We do not offer video of our trips. It is possible the photographer put the promotional video on your photo USB. Customers can take a GoPro provided they have a chest mount. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This review is well over due, a much deserved 5 star. This was an amazing adventure, the staff were just amazing and so kind. Would do it again in a heartbeat! Props to the photographer who took great pics that my family loved seeing back at home.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were excellent, the river was great and all round had a fantastic day! Great photography skills too for some professional photos. Well worth a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you Justin, Antoine and Adam for a fantastic experience today. You were professional, safety conscious, encouraging and above all fun!! What a great way to make wonderful memories with my family. Would recommend this to everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome experience thank you to Justin, Steve and the team for taking us out today! You guys rock, keep up the good work!!!

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and i had a fantastic experience with River Rats a well run organisation, Friendly and helpful. Recommend these guys to anyone wanting to experience Rafting in a safe environment with an experienced entertaining crew

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had a blast! We happened to be the only 2 guests on the afternoon trip over the 7m waterfall, but our two guides were fantastic. They were really friendly and made the rafting trip a breeze, despite my husband and me having no rafting experience. We bought the photos afterward, and they were top quality and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You won't actually poo your wet suit but you will get close to it . The river rats white water rafting is a thrill - not for the fair hearted . I'm a whimp , my partner is a thrill seeker - I managed the whole time , and my partner loved it . You are firstly given your dry... More 

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