River Rats Raft & Kayak
River Rats Raft & Kayak have been offering quality rafting for over 25 years.
There’s something for everyone, from a gentle grade 2 scenic raft trip suitable for participants as young as 5, through to full on grade 5 action featuring the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall.
Kayaking is available as freedom hire or a guided tour. Paddle the local lakes to a secluded beach or enjoy a hot water swim only accessible by boat.
We pride ourselves on a safety first culture and our attention to detail.
Kaituna (Grade 5) Awesome, featuring the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall an amazing 7m drop. Suitable for adventurous beginners try it if you dare!
Wairoa (Grade 5) Wild, full on action. This dam release river only runs selected Sundays from September to May and is the most technical of the trips we offer.
Rangitaiki (Grade 3 - 4) Adventurous, fun & Beautifully Scenic. A great trip for first timers this is a day trip from Rotorua and includes lunch.
Rangitaiki (Grade 2) A scenic trip for families or the less adventurous. Suitable for children as young as 5 years old. This is a day trip from Rotorua and includes lunch.
Tongariro (Grade 3) Fabulous scenery, fun for everyone. Based in Turangi 1 hour and 45 minutes south of Rotorua.
Kayaking Freedom hire and guided tours available on the local lakes. Join us for our guided hot pools kayak trip or go exploring on your own. All equipment and safety brief provided.
Team Building Custom made teambuilding either on or off the water, previous programs and references available on request.
We can organise all your off water thrills as well, see our website for great adventure package specials.
River Rats is Qualmark endorsed and has over 25 year’s experience in providing customers with quality rafting adventures. Their attention to detail and safety first culture is what sets them apart.
- Justin Hutton
- Free Phone:
- 0800 333 900 within NZ
- +64 (07) 345 6543
- +64 (07) 345 6321
- 391 State Highway 33
- 11.97km 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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