There is nothing better than taking in the beauty and power of a flowing waterfall.
Tutea Falls is an extremely popular destination for both hikers and rafters visiting the Rotorua region. Just a short 25-minute drive from Rotorua, this astounding cascade fall is very beautiful and impressive. But what else do we know about it and what makes it so special?
The Falls Are Named After A Maori Chief
Interesting enough, Tutea Falls is named after a popular Maori Chief. Chief Tutea remains buried in the cave directly behind the falls. You will find that this entire area is rich with history, myths and legends, and visiting the rivers and the falls is a truly special experience.
The Highest Rafted Falls In The World
Tutea Falls is around 7 metres high, making it the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world! With this being its claim to fame, it is certainly a bucket list item to go rafting down the Tutea Falls.
Here at Kaituna Cascades, we offer a number of different rafting packages that allow you to experience the falls in all their glory.
One Of Three Waterfalls On The Kaituna River
There are three waterfalls in total on the Kaituna River:
- Kaituna Falls
- Okere Falls
- Tutea Falls
Together these waterfalls are known as the ’three friends’. Okere Falls hosts an annual Beer Festival which is definitely worth the visit. And all the waterfalls are stunning in their own right.
Flows All Year Round
No matter the season, you’ll find that the Tutea Falls are constantly flowing. This is another reason that makes the falls such a fantastic rafting destination.
If you plan on partaking in a river rafting adventure, you’ll be pleased to know that this river has some of the warmest water in the region. On top of this, at the nearby Hell’s Gate, you’ll find naturally heated geothermal baths! So there is no reason not to get your feet wet.
Are you keen on rafting down the epic Tutea Waterfall in Rotorua? Book your river rafting experience with the fun, friendly and professional team at Kaituna Cascades today! It is definitely an experience that you will never forget. If you want to find out more about our packages, feel free to browse our website or get in touch with us directly!