About Us

Kaituna Cascades was the original company to explore and open up Rotorua’s mighty Kaituna River and the now legendary 7 meter waterfall – a long standing achievement and one we are very proud of.

We were the first company to name the now famous rapids and give people the opportunity to paddle rafts and topo duo kayaks down this awesome river. For each person that achieves this adrenalin rush it is a personal triumph and a once in a lifetime experience. We get to do it almost every day “It’s the best job in the world!!”

Kaituna Cascades continues to be the best, is always fun and most importantly strives to be the safest company on the river. Since being established in 1991, we are still locally owned and operated.

Our super friendly staff are all hand picked due to their love of the outdoors and years of river experience in both extreme kayaking and white water rafting. The guides love being day to day comics with everyone that walks in the door! Having years of experience means that they can relax and entertain while keeping you safe!

Being out on the river is our absolute passion, We look forward to meeting you!!!

Kaituna Cascades Rafting Company

Meet our epic crew

 

Pete aka Peteasauraus

Owner / Senior Grade 5 Raft Guide

Years experience: 19 years

Countries rafted or kayaked: Canada, Colombia, California, Spain

 

Blue aka Boss Man

Owner / Senior Grade 5 Raft Guide

Years experience: 20 years

 Countries rafted or kayaked: America, Japan, Honduras, Costa Rica, Canada

Rob Aka Robadile

Senior Grade 5 Raft Guide / River Manager

Years experience: 8 years

Countries rafted or kayaked: America, Austria, Colombia, Indonesia

Cobba aka Tom

Grade 5 Raft Guide

Years experience: 4  years

Countries rafted or kayaked: America, Australia, China, Japan.

Malcolm aka Wind Rider

Grade 5 Raft Guide

Years experience: 4 years

Countries rafted or kayaked: America, Morocco, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Spain, Micronesia

Nick aka Mr Gilbert

Grade 5 Raft Guide

Years experience: 4 years

Other countries rafted: America

Elvis aka The King

Grade 5 Raft Guide

Years experience: 5 years

Countries rafted or kayaked: America

Ollie aka Young Shaver

Grade 3 Raft Guide

Years Experience: 1 year

Countries rafted or kayaked: Chile, Indonesia

Kevin

Years experience as a lawn mower: 1 year

Currently employee of the month!