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Kaituna River White Water Rafting - Grade 5

Experience the thrill of Grade 5 Kaituna River rafting with Kaituna Cascades in Rotorua, including the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world! Suitable for 13+ year olds.
Kaituna River White Water Rafting - Grade 5


  • 50 minute Rotorua white water rafting experience

  • Raft the highest commercially rafted waterfall

  • Feel the rush as you thunder down 11 epic rapids

  • Comprehensive training and safety equipment

  • Transport from the rafting base to the river

  • Take on three thrilling waterfalls

Experience the thrill of white water rafting on the Grade 5 Kaituna River with Kaituna Cascades. Located in Rotorua, New Zealand, Kaituna Cascades offers an exhilarating 50 minute rafting adventure that will leave you breathless and wanting more. This trip includes rafting down the famous seven metre Tutea Falls, the world's highest commercially waterfall!

Embark on a heart-pounding journey as you navigate through the challenging Grade 5 rapids of the Kaituna River in Rotorua. With experienced Kaituna Cascades guides guiding you throughout the trip, you will feel confident and safe as you conquer each rapid. You will even have the chance to jump into the river and float through some of the smaller rapids, if river conditions allow. As you teeter over the mega seven metre Tutea Falls, the adrenaline rush is sure to kick in, making this activity perfect for thrill-seekers and adventure enthusiasts visiting Rotorua.

Kaituna Cascades is renowned for its top-notch Kaituna River rafting experience. The tour is action-packaged from start to finish, including 11 rapids, three waterfalls and beautiful natural scenery. As you navigate through the cascading waters on this Kaituna River rafting tour, you will be surrounded by lush greenery, native rainforest and warm water jungle canyons. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced rafter, Kaituna Cascades caters to all skill levels, providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone in the group.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to experience the ultimate Grade 5 white water rafting adventure with Kaituna Cascades in Rotorua. Book your Kaituna River rafting trip today and get ready for an adrenaline-fuelled journey down one of New Zealand's most exciting rivers.

More info


  • Transport to and from the river (once at the rafting base)
  • 50 minute white water rafting experience
  • Grade 5 river rafting, including 11 rapids and three waterfalls
  • Take on the mighty seven metre Tutea Falls, the world's highest commercially rafted waterfall
  • All rafting/river gear and safety equipment
  • Land raft training before departure
  • Professional and friendly rafting guides


  • This experience is approximately 2.5 hours in duration
  • Available daily, excluding Christmas and New Years Day
  • Tour times are at 9am, 11:45am and 2:30pm

Departure Location

  • This experience is located at 18 Okere Falls road, Okere Falls, Rotorua 3074. The base is a red and yellow barn styled building and is hard to miss.

What To Bring

  • Bring your swimwear and a towel.

Additional Information

  • This experience will go ahead in all weather conditions.
  • Spectators are welcome - there is a walking trail in the scenic reserve that they can follow through.
  • 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
  • Recommended maximum weight limit of 120kg. A reasonable level of fitness is required
  • Not suitable for pregnant women

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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