Kaituna & Wairoa Combo

Kaituna & Wairoa Combo


Combining two of the most exciting rivers in New Zealand together for the most epic day of Rafting ever. You’ll raft the challenging and intense boulder gardens and waterfalls of the grade 5 Wairoa in the morning, followed by a quick lunch. Then sink deep into the magical warm waters of the Kaituna, and experience the world’s tallest commercially rafted waterfall !

Saving $25 per person with this EPIC combo !

Two completely different rivers in the best day of rafting ever….

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Rafting Rotorua New Zealand

The power company only release water on certain Sundays, 26 days a year over the Spring/Summer/Autumn period for us to go rafting. SO GET IN QUICK

The Flow dates for 2023/24 are:

September 2023  None
 October 2023  Sunday 1, 15, 29
 November 2023  Sunday 12, 26
 December 2023  Sunday 10, 17, 24, 31
 January 2024  Sunday 7, 14, 21, 28
 February 2024  Sunday 4, 11, 17 & 18, 25 
 March 2024  Sunday 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
 April 2024  Sunday 7, 14, 28
 May 2024  None

Check in Time

Departing Rotorua 8.30am & returning around 4.30/5pm.


Full day ~ 8.5hrs.


Due to Wairoa being dam release, this is combo tour only runs 26 days per year, every Sunday during summer months, with some Spring and Autumn releases too.


Wairoa River - 1378, State Highway 29 - Tauranga, and Kaituna River - 18 Okere Falls Rd, Okere Falls, Rotorua.


13+ years only. Basic swimming skills essential ! NOT SUITABLE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN. Maximum weight is 120kgs - must be fit and healthy.

We Provide

The best guides on the river, custom built rafts, wetsuits, helmets, lifejackets, paddles, fleece tops, wetsuit booties, and splash jackets.

Price Includes

Transport available - or self drive

What to bring

Swimwear, Shorts,Towel & a sense of adventure! We are GoPro friendly, feel free to bring yours along. Please bring a chest harness for your GoPro.

Minimum Numbers

The Wairoa requires a total of 4 people to go ahead.


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Health & Safety

We are taking all precautionary safety measures to give you a safe (and amazing) trip down our iconic Kaituna River, Wairoa & Rangitaiki Rivers. However River Rafting is an adventure activity with a degree of risk which increases with the grade of rapids. Rafts can capsize, and people may fall out of the raft in fast flowing & violent water, people may be injured.
The Kaituna & Wairoa River’s are class 5 rivers and both have waterfalls and hard rapids.
Grade 5 = Very difficult rapids, High-powerful-irregular waves, difficult to negotiate, the extreme for commercial operations. This said – The Kaituna river is an amazing river & is normally good for most fit and healthy people”


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  • star rating  I had the most amazing time with these guys, from welcome to exit. Eoin was such a great coach and explained everything to keep us safe (+1 for the beautiful... read more

    July 1, 2021
  • star rating  What an amazing experience. Great staff, very skilled and knowledgeable. Enjoyed and Will book again in a few months. Cannot recommend enough.

    February 1, 2022
  • star rating  My partner and I did this on the 27-2-22 and I was so nervous during the detailed induction lead by the very cool Elvis but he was so informative and... read more

    Neggie B
    February 1, 2022
  • star rating  Awesome trip!
    Super friendly and welcoming team.
    Very conscious of our safety and made the whole trip fun.
    Recommend you book right away!!

    June 20, 2021
  • star rating  So much fun! Guides Blue, Rob and Pete were very knowledgable and always put our safety first, but made sure we had heaps of fun rafting too. Such an adrenaline... read more

    June 1, 2021
  • star rating  This was my first time rafting and it was a grade 5 as well. I was so happy to go with this company. The staff were so friendly, cheerful and... read more

    January 1, 1970
  • star rating  Wicked trip! The guides were awesome and the rafting was such a rush! Rafting over the waterfalls was so cool :)

    May 20, 2021
  • star rating  The guide, Sam, went out of his way to make the trip as fun and exciting as possible. The whole team were friendly and inclusive.

    May 7, 2022
  • star rating  Brilliant experience, great tour guides with a awesome sense of humor and make the trip rememberable

    Katie Holmes
    February 1, 2022
  • star rating  Excellent experience! Definitely recommend to anyone. It was my first time rafting and the guys at Kaituna Cascades made it super easy for me to understand as well as have... read more

    July 23, 2022
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