Eco Tourism

With our rafting base backing onto the river banks of the Kaituna river and being surrounded by the Okere Scenic reserve – Eco tourism and conservation is more important to us than ever.

The tranquil area of Okere holds significant ecological and cultural values which are worth protecting and restoring. It’s home to many native flora and fauna, some of which are critically endangered. The introduction of pest predators have dwindled their numbers significantly over the past centuries. 

Predator Free Okere Falls is a project to rid of the area of introduced predator pests to give our native birds a fighting chance!

Kaituna Cascades are proud to be sponsors to this amazing cause. We have created a trapping line that runs riverside from our base into the scenic reserve.

We’re focusing our pest control efforts on the top three introduced predators in New Zealand – rats, possums and mustelids. This allows the forest canopy to recover, and reduces attacks on chicks and nesting birds so they can rebuild their populations.

Click here to learn more about the Predator Free Okere Falls project!




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Eco tourism & conservation are really important to us here at Kaituna Cascades – we are always looking to make meaningful changes at our rafting base to lessen our impact and environmental footprint . We use an eco-friendly homemade disinfectant, recyclable cups, and have been busy clearing all the invasive plants that have crept onto the property over the years. They are now cleared and we have been planting native trees and plants to increase the food source for our local native birds. Click here to see what we have been up to at our base!

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