Wairoa River Rafting from Rotorua - Grade 5

Conquer thrilling grade 5 river rafting on the Wairoa River with the expert guides at Kaituna Cascades, departing from Rotorua! Suitable for 13 years of age or older.
Wairoa River Rafting from Rotorua - Grade 5


  • Adrenaline pumping Rotorua white water rafting

  • Includes transport from Rotorua

  • Departs every Sunday during summer months

  • One of the best rafting rivers in New Zealand

  • Experienced and fun rafting guides

  • Conquer the Grade 5 Wairoa River

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  • Grade 5 Wairoa River rafting adventure from Rotorua
  • Take on "Mother's Nightmare" "The Rollercoaster" "Devils Cauldron" "Bottom Drop" and "The Waterfall" rapids
  • All training and equipment provided
  • 5 hour round trip from Rotorua
  • Experienced, skilled and entertaining rafting guides


  • 1.5 - 2 hours of white water rafting
  • Please allow five hours in total for this experience
  • Trips are ONLY run on Sundays during the summer months & selected Sundays until early May
  • Morning sessions available, with Rotorua transfers available departing Rotorua at 8.30am
  • Tour meets at the Wairoa River at 9.30am

Departure Location

  • Pick up available from your central Rotorua accommodation
  • 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) at 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 rafting experience is not affected by the weather. Rare events in which extensive rainfall is received in the catchment, flooding can occur, and the river can become too high to commercially raft
  • A minimum of 4 participants is required for trips to run. A total of 6 participants fit in each raft, along with their expert guide. Up to 30 people can be accommodated.
  • All guides are handpicked, highly skilled professionals that come from an extreme whitewater background in Kayaking and Rafting.

Terms And Conditions

  • A reasonable level of fitness is required as this is a challenging river
  • Participants must be 13 years of age or older
  • Not suitable for pregnant women
  • Max recommended weight is 120 kg's (or around 250 pounds)
  • Not recommended for non swimmers

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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