We are the original Kaituna Rafting company & have been operating since 1991.
Kaituna Cascades is consistently top rated in New Zealand on TripAdvisor.
Located in an awesome sunny riverside location, we are the Rotorua rafting specialists offering
river rafting trips on the Kaituna River (Okere River), Wairoa River & the Rangitaiki River.
For the best white water rafting in New Zealand, visit us in Rotorua!
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Whitewater river rafting in Rotorua is an experience you will never forget. The rapids are thrilling, and rafting down the world’s largest rafted waterfall is truly unforgettable.
Kaituna Cascades was the first rafting company to open up the Kaituna River, letting you experience the amazing, deep warm water canyons, and rafting the famous seven-metre tall Tutea Falls.
We were established in 1991 and today is still locally owned and operated out of Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand.
Our rafting base in Okere Falls is in an awesome, sunny location, and is surrounded by a scenic reserve that backs right onto the shores of the Kaituna River. We are the closest and most accessible company to the river, making Kaituna Cascades the ideal choice for Okere Falls rafting.
All our guides are handpicked, highly skilled professionals. They come from an extreme white water background either in kayaking or rafting. They have extensive experience of white water rafting in Rotorua.
We are a company super friendly guides that strive to give you the safest & most entertaining trip on the river!
Our aim is to have FUN so come and join us for an EPIC, once in a lifetime experience
Okay, we might be biased, but we believe we’ve got the best white-water rafting in New Zealand right here in Rotorua. We live and work on the Kaituna River, and we know the seven-metre drop Tutea Falls like the back of our hand, but we’ve been around the country, too, trying out other white water rafting experiences in NZ.
Here’s the thing – if you’re into river or white-water rafting, New Zealand is the place to be, whether you choose Rotorua or anywhere else in the country. The rivers are fantastic, the thrills are experiences you’ll never forget, and the scenery and wildlife are unlike anything else you will see in the world.
That said, looking at all the options to go white water rafting in New Zealand, Rotorua does stand out. We’ve already mentioned Tutea Falls, but it doesn’t hurt to say it again! When you come to Rotorua and go white water rafting on the Kaituna River, you’ll be rafting down an honest to goodness waterfall!
It’s impossible to describe the rush and sense of excitement as the raft drops over the edge and down the metres-long drop.
Okere Falls rafting is an unforgettable experience too.
So, yeah, we’re biased, but we think our bias is justified and that you’ll love the experience. So, whether you are in Rotorua or are planning to come down from Auckland, we’ve got the best white-water rafting experience this side of – well, this side of anywhere, really. Book today.
At Kaituna Cascades, we have extensive experience white water rafting on our local rivers. We know the rivers better than anyone, and we take maximum safety precautions while also ensuring you have an exciting and fun time.
You’ll need to paddle (no passengers here!), and you’ll need to wear the safety equipment we give you and follow our safety instructions. However, you can rest easy that you will be in safe hands for this truly adventurous experience.