Wairoa River Rafting from Rotorua - Grade 5

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Self drive
Fitness level moderate
Intensity level high
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Highlights & inclusions

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
Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to experience

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Thu, Jul 25, 2024

What you can expect

Feed your need for adrenaline with a river rafting Rotorua adventure on the Grade 5 Wairoa River, including transfers from Rotorua. Prepare yourself for an exhilarating journey on one of the most exciting rivers in New Zealand, alongside the expert Kaituna Cascades guides. Allow 5 hours for this epic half day trip from Rotorua!

Embark on a thrilling Grade 5 white water rafting expedition down the Wairoa River, renowned for its challenging rapids and breathtaking scenery. As you navigate through the turbulent waters, you will tackle rapids affectionately known as 'Humpty Dumpty', 'Mothers Nightmare', 'The Rollercoaster' and many more. There are even two cliff jumps that you are welcome to try for even more adrenaline. But never fear, the expert Kaituna Cascades guides will ensure you feel safe and confident throughout, while also providing informative commentary and even some funny jokes - if you're lucky!

Whether you're an experienced rafter or a first time thrill seeker, this river rafting Rotorua tour is suitable for all skill levels. As long as you have some basic swimming skills and a moderate level of fitness, this action-packed adventure is the perfect choice for you. Top-of-the-line rafting equipment and expert guidance is provided to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. So gather your friends or family and get ready for an unforgettable Grade 5 Wairoa River rafting tour with Kaituna Cascades.

Book your river rafting Rotorua tour today and get ready to conquer the rapids, experience the beauty of New Zealand's rainforest and warm rivers, and best of all, create memories that will last a lifetime.


What you need to know

  • Questions for each guest:
  • What size wetsuit are you?
  • What is your shoe size?
  • 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
  • Adrenaline pumping grade 5 white water rafting
  • Take on "Mother's Nightmare" "The Rollercoaster" "Devils Cauldron" "Bottom Drop" and "The Waterfall"
  • Round-trip transport from Rotorua (morning session only)
  • Experienced, skilled and entertaining guides
  • Best white water action in New Zealand
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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