White Water a Grade 5 River

Experience the thrill of Whitewater rafting on the Kaituna River a grade 5 river, with the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world! An adrenalin rush, fast and furious, this exhilarating ride moves you through foamy water and over the awesome seven metre drop.

Although this trip provides full-on action the river is ‘pool drop’ meaning that every rapid is followed by calm water, making it very forgiving for a grade 5 river: adventurous beginners are welcome.
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Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Around 15 – 20 minutes of training is provided prior to the trip, teaching all the required paddle commands and safety information.

Professional photographs are taken of each rafting trip and the Kaituna Grade 5 is suitable for all active people aged 13 years and over.

Summary

  • Pick up from the port area
  • Transport in a small air-conditioned mini bus with a full commentary from your professional guide
  • Stop to admire spectacular beaches and volcanoes
  • Hear about New Zealand’s unique ecology created by 80 million years of isolation
  • Pass through kiwi fruit orchards and hear about their economic importance to the region
  • Learn about Maori culture, how they got to New Zealand and who their ancestors were
  • Then get ready to raft the Kaituna!
  • Lunch at a local café after rafting (not included)
  • Drive around lake Rotorua and a brief stop in Kuirau Park to see huge boiling pools right in the middle of the city. Also you will have a short guided tour of Rotorua, the lake front, Government Gardens and see the old bath house, built after the 1886 eruption of Mt Tarawera.
  • Drive back to your ship. Relaxing and sitting back as you go through rolling country side, native forest, pine plantations and landscape sculpted by numerous volcanic eruptions.
  • Price includes drive/guide, and rafting with River Rats (or a professional rafting company selected by us), full commentary, pick and drop off at the port, a bottle of mineral water and Wi-Fi on request

Tour length 7-8 hours

  • Minimum Group of 4 required $225 pp

You are provided with

  • Safety Helmets
  • Lifejackets
  • Wetsuits
  • Polar Fleece Tops (weather dependent)
  • Spray jackets (weather dependent)
  • Wetsuit Booties

You need to bring

  • Swimsuits
  • Towel

Safety – our vehicles have been awarded a 5* safety rating (the maximum) by the New Zealand’s government’s Transport Agency (NZTA) and our drivers are all First Aid trained and attend refresher course every two years.

White Water Rafting with Cruise Tauranga
White Water Rafting with Cruise Tauranga
White Water Rafting with Cruise Tauranga
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