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Kaituna River and Wairoa River Rafting Combo - Grade 5

Take on the mighty Grade 5 Kaituna and Wairoa Rivers in Rotorua, all in one day! Book your white water adventure in Rotorua today. This activity is suitable for 13 years of age or older.
Kaituna River and Wairoa River Rafting Combo - Grade 5


  • Conquer two epic river adventures in one day

  • Grade 5 rapids on both rivers

  • Take on the mighty Kaituna River

  • Navigate the challenging Wairoa River

  • Professional and fun rafting guides

  • The ultimate Rotorua rafting combo

Combine two of the most exciting rivers in New Zealand on the Kaituna and Wairoa River Combo in Rotorua. This full day rafting adventure with Kaituna Cascades guarantees action, adrenaline, thrills and so much more! Conquer the chellenging waters of the Grade 5 Wairoa River in the morning, followed by the mighty Kaituna River in the afternoon.

Wairoa River rafting awaits, boasting intense rapids, scary boulder gardens and breathtaking landscapes. Amongst the rapids is the affectionately known 'Mothers Nightmare', as well as several exhilarating waterfalls. Brace yourself as you conquer the challenging Grade 5 rapids, with the help of experienced and fun Kaituna Cascades rafting guides. This is white water rafting at its finest.

But the excitement doesn't end there. Next you will embark on a journey down the famous Kaituna River, well known for featuring the seven metre Tutea Falls. This is the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world! As you navigate through the cascading waters, you'll encounter thrilling drops, twists, and turns that will leave you breathless. The expert guides at Kaituna Cascades will ensure you feel safe and comfortable while providing this unforgettable experience.

Whether you're a seasoned rafter or a first time adventurer, the Kaituna and Wairoa River Combo is an experience not to be missed while visiting Rotorua. Book your white water rafting Rotorua adventure today for the ultimate wet and wild adrenaline rush!

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Questions for each guest:

  • What size wetsuit are you?
  • What is your shoe size?


  • White water rafting on Wairoa and Kaituna Rivers
  • Transport between activities
  • Professional guides
  • Custom built rafts and paddles
  • Wetsuits, helmets, lifejackets, fleece tops, wetsuit booties and splash jackets


  • Two epic river adventures in one day
  • Feel the adrenaline rush on grade 5 rapids on Wairoa River
  • Not for the faint hearted!
  • White water rafting on Wairoa and Kaituna Rivers
  • Professional guides
  • Custom built rafts


  • Please allow a full day for this experience
  • Please note: Due to Wairoa being Dam release, this combo tour only runs 26 days per year, every Sunday during summer months, with some Spring and Autumn releases too
  • This experience departs from your Rotorua accommodation at 8.30am and returns at 5pm

Departure Location

  • Transfers from your central Rotorua accommodation are available, please liaise with the provider for your preferred pickup location
  • If self driving, the meeting point for the Wairoa River is a grass paddock above the Power station (it has a driveway entrance on the river side of the road), 1378 State Highway 29, Tauriko, Lower Kaimai 3171

What To Bring

  • Please bring a towel, swimwear and warm, dry clothes for after your raft

Additional Information

  • This is an exciting grade 5 rafting experience and is NOT suited for older or bigger people, or people that aren't comfortable in the water. We have a weight limit of 120 kgs.

Terms And Conditions

  • Participants must be 13 years of age or older
  • A reasonable level of fitness is required
  • Not suitable for pregnant women
  • Recommended max weight is 120 kgs (or around 250 pounds)

Cancellation Policy

  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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