Kaitiaki Adventures offers superior and unforgettable white water rafting and sledging experiences. We give our clients an initiation into aspects Maori through myth and legends, kupu hou (new Maori words) and Karakia (Maori prayer) all whilst experiencing the ultimate adrenaline rush. Kiwi guides offering a real kiwi experience.
Raft the Kaituna River with New Zealands ONLY all Kiwi world class guides. Snake through steep bush clad canyons and over 14 awesome drops including the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world -7m Tutea Falls. Blended with a touch of Maori culture, this trip offers it all, for both white water rafting enthusiasts and first timers. Grade 5
Kaitiaki Adventures are New Zealand’s original white water sledging specialists - since 1989. There is something for everyone on this beautiful scenic excursion. Play holes and awesome rapids to negotiate your way through as you are in charge of your own sledging vessel. Take the river on at eye level and propel yourself through the water by the flippers on your feet. Our qualified guides are there to encourage, motivate and help you where necessary. Grade 3
The Wairoa River is a challenging Grade 5 stretch of water which only operates on selected Sunday’s over the summer months between Sep-April. This river offers unsurpassed rafting and sledging (1:1 sledging guide ratio) adventures with people travelling far and wide to experience this dam controlled river. The Wairoa offers a backdrop of the beautiful MacLaren’s Falls followed by 1 hour and 45 mins of adrenaline overload. At the end of your world class rafting/sledging journey we will provide a kiwi style BBQ lunch for you to enjoy.
No previous experience is required on any of the excursions we provide. Kaitiaki Adventures will give you all the training and safety equipment of the highest standard to make your journey a safe yet unforgettable time. Our guides are all NZQA Qualified and our business is a Qualmark Endorsed and Maritime Safety approved operation.
Kaitiaki’s purpose built base is equipped with changing rooms, lockers, eco friendly facilities and full credit cards facilities. The base also offers a place for you to relax in the peaceful atmosphere set amongst the ancient volcanic landscape of Hells Gate Geothermal Reserve.
Courtesy Transport provided from Rotorua central accommodation locations including Tourism Rotorua (Information Centre).
Safety is Paramount, Entertainment Guaranteed.
- Corey Deane
- Free Phone:
- 0800 338 736 within NZ
- +64 (07) 357 2236
- +64 (021) 027 24375
- +64 (07) 345 7396
- Situated within Hells Gate Thermal Reserve
- 12.18km from Rotorua
This is the shortest distance from the Tourism Rotorua Information and Travel Office to this operator, but does not necessarily represent the exact route travelled by road.
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