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….

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 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 - 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. 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.

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  The team at Cascades were awesome. My groomsmen organised it as a stag activity and we all had a blast. The cliff jump at the end was an awesome finish

    Henry W
    April 1, 2022
  • 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  Best experience!
    Absolute pros. From customer service on the phone to on the river.
    Taun and Blue had complete control and knew the perfect spot to take and stop the... read more

    Samuel M
    September 2, 2022
  • star rating  swimming in the river was the best part and cloe was the best instructor for our team. it was Amazing.....

    Harshil G
    February 1, 2022
  • star rating  Absolutely amazing experience! As soon as I finished I wanted to go again! The guides did a good job explaining everything and made it safe, enjoyable, and informative about the... read more

    September 10, 2022
  • star rating  Amazing experience. We were pretty nervous since we were complete beginners and also the weather was really cold (came in winter June 2022). They provided wetsuits and other gear which... read more

    June 15, 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  I started quite nervous about the big waterfalls, but the guide was very informative and put me at ease. I'm so glad we went, it was the highlight of our... read more

    Melanie A
    March 1, 2022
  • star rating  Absolutely incredible experience.
    Guides were awesome and there was a great balance of professionalism and humour! It was an incredibly beautiful journey and an absolute rush.
    Definitely recommend to... read more

    May 20, 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
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