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 & then sink into the deep magical warm waters of the Kaituna, and experience the world’s tallest commercially rafted waterfall in the afternoon!

Saving $25 per person with this EPIC combo !

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

Also please note – These are exciting grade 5 rafting experiences and are NOT suited for older or bigger people, or people that aren’t comfortable in the water. We have a weight limit of 120 kgs.

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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 2024/25  will be released in August

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 - 1376, 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 or THOSE WITH HEART CONDITIONS. MAXIMUN 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. It's a long exciting day so we suggest bringing a packed lunch and hydration with you.

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  So much fun! Weather was a little bit miserable, but that didn't affect the trip at all! Awesome experience and definitely look forward to returning with more friends. Pete and... read more

    Megan F
    August 5, 2021
  • star rating  One of the best things I have ever done! Definitely on the bucket list for anyone in NZ or travelling to NZ. Brilliant instructors, beautiful scenery, a thrilling... read more

    Heidi L
    February 1, 2021
  • star rating  Fantastic trip for our mixed family group of all ages - such good fun, great guides, gear and experience. Highly recommended

    April 23, 2022
  • star rating  Well organised, great staff, well maintained equipment & suitable tidy and clean facilities. Well led by our guide Hayley.

    Patrick Z
    January 1, 1970
  • star rating  Epic time on the Kaituna Awa with Kaituna Cascades. Cheers Blue for the safe but fun trip down.

    If you are interested in doing this but apprehensive about doing... read more

    June 28, 2022
  • star rating  Super fun with my teenage son. They picked he was super water confident so they gave him a good thrashing up front and he loved it. Friendly guides and the... read more

    June 5, 2022
  • star rating  Bluey and the boys were awesome! Hands down a great experience with friendly and very capable guides. Lots of laughs and thrills! Can’t wait to get back on the water... read more

    July 9, 2022
  • star rating  Highly recommended. The staff was amazingly helpful and friendly. Our guide Owen (I hope that's right) was awesome! He guided us throughout the rafting. Great communication. We never felt unsafe... read more

    July 15, 2021
  • star rating  We had a great time rafting for my birthday. The team grouped me and my partner with 4 rugby boys who made the journey super fun. Everyone had the opportunity... read more

    June 21, 2021
  • star rating  Second time here, never fails to disappoint. Had a great time with our guide Elvis. Heaps of fun! Will be back again

    January 1, 2022
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