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How Dangerous is White Water Rafting?

  As a cascade raft company, we at Kaituna Cascades are intimately acquainted with the dangerous nature of white water rafting & have a very strong health & safety plan and record. After all, you’re pitting yourself against the elements! Yet, nowadays, taking the appropriate safety precautions reduces the risk of white water rafting exponentially…

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Diving into the History of White Water Rafting

  White water rafting in Rotorua is a thrilling, adrenaline-fuelled experience that can really get your heart racing. It’s a beautiful combination of nature, skills, teamwork and excitement that’s hard to match elsewhere. To some, it may seem like quite a modern pastime, but actually, white water rafting has its history in antiquity. Early Civilizations Humans have…

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Can You Go Rafting in the Rain?

Many eager rafters have pressed our professionals at Kaituna Cascades with the question: ‘Can you go rafting in the rain?’ We understand the curiosity, particularly when it comes to such an adrenaline-rushing, high-octane sport. The short answer is yes, you can, and white water rafting is actually one of the best things to do on…

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WHERE TO GO RAFTING IN ROTORUA

  Rafting is one of the most popular activities to do in Rotorua—and it’s easy to see why. Rotorua has some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in the world, including spectacular lakes, wonderful forests, a geothermal wonderland, an astounding volcanic valley, and the largest geyser in the Southern hemisphere. Whether you’re an experienced rafter or…

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How safe is rafting?

Rafting is a very popular activity for all ages, whether alone or with friends and family. However, some people may be put off taking part due to concerns over just how safe it is. Whether you’ve taken part in water-based activities before or you’re completely new to them, it’s normal to have some concerns over…

3 Reasons to Try Rafting at Least Once

  River rafting isn’t the easiest activity to undertake. It demands upper body strength, endurance and adrenaline! Unfortunately, this dissuades many New Zealand tourists and locals from giving rafting a go. At Kaituna Cascades, we provide professional white water rafting across the waterfalls of Rotorua, and are therefore happy – and knowledgeable enough! – to…

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5 Major Health Benefits of River Rafting

  New Zealand is renowned for beautiful sights that make for brilliant river rafting opportunities, particularly in Rotorua. At Kaituna Cascades, we’re especially fond of white water rafting across the Kaituna (or Okere) River, Wairoa River and the Rangitaiki River. Indeed, we’ve been providing excellent Rotorua rafting experiences for decades, and have become well-acquainted with…

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HOW WHITE WATER RAFTING CAN IMPROVE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

  Many people struggle with mental health problems like depression, anxiety or low self-esteem. These things can get worse when the weather is bleak outside and it’s raining heavily. If you’re looking for rainy day activities in Rotorua and you want something that will also lift your spirits, then you cannot go wrong with white…