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“Awesome rafting trip” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Raftabout Rotorua

Raftabout Rotorua
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Owner description: 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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48 reviews
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“Awesome rafting trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

We did the Kaituna river and loved it. They provided the transportation, equipment etc. and the guides were excellent. Rafting was rather short -- 45 minutes or so -- but full of rapids and waterfalls -- including a 7 meter/21 foot drop. Water temperature was great, and I even jumped in the water to go swimming for a little bit. They have a photographer who provides great photos for purchase afterwards.

Visited April 2013
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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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“Sweet as!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

Amazing rafting, great guides and the river was awesome, big waterfall and we had the opportunity to float down some of the rapids! Great team and would recommend it to everyone!!

Visited March 2013
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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“An absolutely amazing experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

(Apologies to Raftabout...I had this review in the wrong place for several months)

So much to do and experience in New Zealand and this was one at the top of my list! So glad I chose this rafting excursion. I've been rafting before but not my traveling companion - my mom. She was a wee bit nervous (okay...really nervous) but absolutely loved it! Our guides were adorable - oh, to be young again! - Ross and Sam and made the trip an experience to remember. The photographer Barry captured some phenomenal shots - almost 80 I believe - and the CD was sooooo worth the $45. A must!!! It was a bit of a bonus as well that we were the only two that afternoon so had our very own private rafting experience with our two guides. It was all so thrilling...especially the 7m fall - woohoo!!! Despite it being only in the 50s that day...the wetsuit, fleece and gear totally kept us comfortable. Loved, loved, loved this!!!

If you care to watch the video...http://youtu.be/eyC8KeU-NCs (yes, I know the title has incorrect website... :-(

Visited October 2012

Visited October 2012
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“Beautiful adrenalin filled experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

First time white water rafting and it was a brilliant experience!! A 7 metre waterfall is definitely heart pumping!! Great guides and value for money definitely worth a go!!!

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
1 review
“Honeymoon adventure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

My wife and I did this as a part of a shore tour on our honeymoon cruise around New Zealand. It was by far the standout tour. Fun, excitement, and a little bit of fear thrown in.

The tour guides were excellent. Very knowledgeable about the Kaituna River and some of the friendliest people that we came across on our adventure. They know just what to say to get the adrenalin pumping, but also reassure you of your safety.

We would recommend this to absolutely anyone (over the age of 13). And if you miss out, you really only have yourself to blame.

Thank you to all the guides at Raftabout (and especially our guide Canadian Dave) for giving our honeymoon an added boost of excitement.

Visited March 2013
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