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About Raftabout Rotorua
If you are looking for an awesome day out white water rafting then look no further than Raftabout, a family owned company that aims to excel. We offer the choice of 3 different rivers to white water raft. Choose which river suits your ideal adventure. All the trips offer outstanding New Zealand scenery with a varying amounts of challenging water water thrown in. For those who love adrenalin thrills, then definitely check out our Kaituna Waterfall trip, you’ll get a BUZZ going over the highest commercially rafted waterfall (a MASSIVE 7 metres). Available all year round!!
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Endarkne wrote a review Feb 2020
Singapore, Singapore7 contributions
I booked a rafting trip for my mother and I with the raftabout team in December 2019. Complete beginners, we both have never rafted before. We initially booked for the grade 2 scenic trip but they unfortunately did not have enough people for this trip and gave us the option of either making a cancellation or to join either the grade 3 or grade 5 trip. The lady on the phone was very help in explaining how either trips will be and aided me in understanding which trip would be a better choice for us. In the end we chose to join the grade 5 trip. This trip had a 7m waterfall which you can choose to forego if you choose to - if you do choose to avoid it, you will need to walk up and down a steep muddy slope. As my mother was quite afraid, she chose to join the boat only after the 7meter waterfall so she only had to take the downslope down to the boat. She mentioned that the walk is quite difficult as the booties provided did not provide a very good grip to walk on the slope but the staff was very helpful in guiding her. I sat through the whole grade 5 trip and it was a phenomenal experience. Initially I was really scared when we were going through the various waterfalls but the guide was extremely friendly, professional and entertaining and that helped to ease the fear a little. He took time to explain the different maneuvres we had to do in response to his command. There was alot of practice with what we needed to do using the smaller waterfalls before the 7m one came so it was slightly less scary? But to be honest before we entered the 1st small waterfall and the 7m one, I was definitely quite nervous and scared. After going through it all though, the waterfalls, even the 7m one, wasn't that scary afterall but it was actually extremely enjoyable. Would highly recommend rafting with raftabout if you are interested in white water rafting!:)
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Raftabout, Owner at Raftabout Rotorua
Responded Mar 21, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to post such an awesome review. Sorry we couldnt accomodate you on the trip you originally booked but ts awesome to hear that you trusted our advice and cogratulations for giving it a go despite the nerves. I always say nervous peple are the sensible ones that pay attention to the guide and hold on tighter :-)
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Chris C wrote a review Dec 2019
Manchester, United Kingdom15 contributions1 helpful vote
Had a great time with the raftabout crew, they were friendly, professional, and very entertaining on our trip down the river and frankly the scenery is out of this world. The highest commercially rafted waterfall is definitely a thrill and overall if you are in or near Rotorua then this is a must do activity
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Raftabout, Owner at Raftabout Rotorua
Responded Mar 21, 2021
Thank you for your review. We are privileged to be able to operate in such a stunning environment.
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Noelle wrote a review Sep 2019
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The guides on the tour definitely made it an amazing experience. Very professional and hilarious! I would highly recommend this to people who are up for some fun and excitement!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Raftabout, Owner at Raftabout Rotorua
Responded Mar 21, 2021
Thanks for your awesome review.
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Biskit wrote a review Mar 2019
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We went rafting with these guys on our honeymoon and we had a blast! The staff were very friendly, professional, helpful and funny!
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from Raftabout, Owner at Raftabout Rotorua
Responded Mar 21, 2021
Thank you for your review.
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aarono348 wrote a review Feb 2019
Auckland Central, New Zealand9 contributions4 helpful votes
Awesome trip sledding with Miro and Josh. Great guides. Did a lot of cool extras like surfing the rapids and got some great photos. 10/10 would recommend.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from Raftabout, Owner at Raftabout Rotorua
Responded Mar 21, 2021
Tank you for taking the time to post a review.
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