Kaituna Cascades was the very 1st and Original Rafting Company to open up the Kaituna River and its amazing deep warm water canyons, including the now famous 7metre " Tutea Falls" - the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world!
Kaituna Cascades was established in 1991 and is still today locally owned and operated out of Rotorua, NZ.
Our sweet Rafting Base in Okere Falls is in an awesome sunny location, surrounded by a scenic reserve and backs onto the shores of the Kaituna. We are the closest and most accessible company to the river.
All of our guides are handpicked, highly skilled professionals that come from an extreme whitewater background in Kayaking and Rafting. We are a company of paddling champions, with super friendly guides that strive to give you the safest and most entertaining trip on the river!
Our aim is have FUN, Come join us for this EPIC once in a lifetime experience....
Currently the Kaituna river is flooded and closed for all Rafting due to the heavy rain this month! So this means you should check out the "Rangitaiki river". An awesome 2 hour wilderness river trip, grade 4 rafting action with stunning NZ scenery, exciting long rapids and topped off with a tasty lunch included!
Legal: Kaituna Cascades is licensed by the NZ Government. Our guides are registered and trained to or exceeding the standards of the appropriate authorities
Kaituna Cascades designs and hand builds custom rafts specifically for running the big waterfalls on the Kaituna.
All our rafts are self bailers with three thwarts and, exclusively to us, we had handles built into the floor to help us keep you safely in the raft.
Our helmets, lifejackets and paddles are the best you can buy. Wetsuits, fleece tops, wetsuit booties and splash jackets are also provided to suit weather conditions.
We provide you with equipment and guides that are the best on the water.
You will need to have a reasonable level of fitness, a sense of adventure and fun, bathing suit/shorts and towel.
No experience on your part is necessary as full and comprehensive training will be given.
We offer group and corporate discounts. Please contact us for further information.