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Kaitiaki Adventures

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Address: State Highway 30, Tikitere 3010, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 7 3572236
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Raft or Sledge the Kaituna River with Kaitiaki Adventures world class...

Raft or Sledge the Kaituna River with Kaitiaki Adventures world class guides. Experience the unique blend of Maori culture and an adrenaline overload as you journey through steep bush clad canyons and over 14 awesome drops – including the 7m Tutea Falls.No previous experience is required as Kaitiaki Adventures will give you all the training and safety equipment of the highest standard to make your journey a safe yet unforgettable time.“Experience the Kaitiaki Difference”

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Can't thank the Kaitiaki team enough for a brilliant day out for me and my two kids. They were brilliant. Really knowledgeable about the area, the significance of the area to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Chris P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't thank the Kaitiaki team enough for a brilliant day out for me and my two kids. They were brilliant. Really knowledgeable about the area, the significance of the area to Maori and respectful to that culture. As a Kiwi it's great to see your own country through tourists eyes and to be proud of the messages tourists are getting.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After melting ice off the windscreen before we could head to the base, we were worried we might freeze to death. But the guides were awesome and the river was amazing! Can't wait to come back again! :)

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my fourth time rafting with Kaitiaki. I always have friends visit from abroad and I make sure they don't miss out on rafting the highest commercial waterfall! Our guide was Henry and he was on point the entire time. He kept the safety briefing professional whilst entertaining us all at the same time! Will definitely recommend to anyone... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience! Guides were good, everything worked out even we had to change the time of our rafting.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little 2 hour (or so) White Water Rafting is the best I've ever done. Even though it's short you get to experience three different waterfalls, ending with a 7 meter drop. The guides are awesome at getting you amped up with Maori war chants etc.. Not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of my favourite activities in NZ! We got picked up from the hotel and driven to the base! Here you get all the gear needed and the wetsuits are dry! Being winter I thought this would be a freezing cold experience but I was warm the whole time, even out on the river! The guides are very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ryan and Luke did an amazing job with our team. We had a great time. Some girls were hesitant about going in but they loved it. Great job guys.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was one of only 3 people on this trip but it was great! Staff were super friendly and relaxed! Would definitely recommend to anyone, even those without prior rafting experience (just make sure you can swim!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I must say I was nervous about going over waterfalls in a raft... especially being in the front, but it was sooooo much fun. The river water wasn't very cold (June) and the wetsuits, etc kept us plenty warm. Even my 65 year old mother-in-law loved doing it! Brian was out guide and he was great. We loved learning about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Me n my boyfriend had a good time...Steve was great...kaituna river location was just perfect...I would recommend it to everyone

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