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Address: Hangar 14s, Rotorua Airport. 837 Te Ngae Road, Rotorua 3074, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 7 343 9500
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If you are looking for an awesome day out white water rafting then look no...

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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Super fun!!

This tour was so much fun and the guides were excellent. My sister and I were lucky enough to be the only people on this tour (an upside to traveling during winter) and we both... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
ash289
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Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This tour was so much fun and the guides were excellent. My sister and I were lucky enough to be the only people on this tour (an upside to traveling during winter) and we both loved every second. The guides give you everything you need, a wet-suit, fleece to keep warm, helmet and life jacket. The also explained everything clearly... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Did the 50 minute on water session as mother/son duo. Worked well as I did the first part of the river, with the Kiddo (10) staying with the photographer until after the 7 metre falls then coming on board. Absolutely loved it, and the Kiddo thoroughly enjoyed the calmer part of the river as well! Suspect he enjoyed watching Mum's... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Me and my mate were very nervous as we turned up but the base had great facilities and equipment and staff. This was my second time but i highly recommend this place as it was so much more fun better staff they were fun, funny and awesome and making sure you are comfortable and prepared with what you are being... More 

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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

In January the water was very nice. We had an amazing time. It was not an all day trip and seemed to be the right amount of time. You meet at the facility near the small airport and then they drive you about 20 minutes to the river. It is not a wide river, pretty narrow, but that makes it... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Rafted the Kaituna with friends holidaying from the UK who had never been whitewater rafting before. Have got to say this was one of the best experiences we had on our holiday. If dropping over a 7m waterfall wasn't a big enough rush (which it was!) we were also treated to some stunning scenery. My advice for a great trip... More 

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

We had a lot of fun on this rafting trip. The staff did a good job of preparing us for the trip and our instructor was helpful and obviously an experienced rafter to be able to guide a ship of newbies through these "Class 5" rapids. We had a raft of 6: 2 people who had never rafted before, 3... More 

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Raftabout, Owner at Raftabout Rotorua, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is nice to hear you enjoyed your rafting trip. It was very disappointing to read your comments regarding the go pro. First of all I would like to say that the owners are definitely not American I am not sure where you got this impression from. The business is owned by two local families... More 

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

White water rafting today with our guide Dave was amazing ! The team were a good laugh and professional and made sure we got awesome photos and had a wicked day. It's a must do.

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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

i did rafting very first time and i loved it. I am scared of water especially deep water but still challenged myself to do it and it did worth doing it and i am so going to do it again. I must say raft people/crew made it so easier and managed it really well. So a big thank you to... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Had an absolute blast out there today!!! The staff were awesome and the river is amazing! Cannot miss out if in rotorua! Will definitely be back again! Thanks guys!

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Thank Mattrtew
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

The rafting was really fun and the river was beautiful. Thanks to all the guides for a great day would definitely do it again!

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