Rangitaiki River Rafting

Rangitaiki River Rafting

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Kaituna Cascades normally offers the Rangitaiki River Rafting Tours while the Kaituna river is flooded. Generally it’s low rocky and bouncy, but after the rains that close & flood the Kaituna river – the “Rangi” becomes and class 4/5 beast and a brown rollercoaster of fun!

The Rangitaiki is an awesome half day Wilderness rafting trip passing through spectacular NZ scenery and Native bush between the Kaiangaroa forest and the beautiful and untouched Te Urewera National Park.

The Rangi is the complete rafting package with continuous and hard whitewater at the start of the river, with larger rapids like Geoff’s Joy, Fantail Falls, Pop Up, and Tautika getting ya pumped up and holding on tight…

Then chilling out in the middle with a nice quiet flat stretch, ideal for swimming and floating followed by fun grade 3+ rapids through to the finish.

Once you’ve rafted the epic 12 km’s !! of whitewater – we’ll cruise back to Rotorua!

No prior experience is necessary as you will be given full and comprehensive training and accompanied by a highly experienced guide. All you need is a reasonable level of fitness, a sense of fun and adventure, swimwear and a towel.

This is a half day tour so we recommend bringing a packed lunch and drinks for the day!

Also please note – This is an exciting grade 4+ rafting experience and is NOT suited for older or bigger people, or people that aren’t comfortable in the water. We have a weight limit of 120 kgs.

Check in Time

9.30am on demand only - Please contact us to book a trip! This trip needs 6 clients to go ahead.

Duration

Awesome half day Wilderness rafting trip. Please allow about 5 hours.

Availability

Year round subject to river flows.

Location

The Rangitaiki River is located in Murupara. We will pick you up from your Rotorua accommodation.

Conditions

13+ years. 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 from your accommodation in Rotorua (or specified meeting point).

What to bring

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

Minimum Numbers

This trip needs 6 clients 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”

PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT KAITUNA CASCADES CANNOT GUARANTEE YOUR SAFETY.

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  • star rating  Professional team had a super fun time and felt safe and looked out for. Would highly recommend this company. Will be coming back for another ride.

    Annemaree R
    April 1, 2022
  • star rating  Our favorite part was the whole trip! We took our work social club from Auckland down to Rotorua for the day and this company was amazing at hosting us. We... read more

    Ekesas15
    May 23, 2021
  • star rating  Overall a fantastic thrilling experience!!! Very organised and safe!
    Thank you
    Will definitely recommend

    rrC5977SS
    September 2, 2022
  • star rating  Fantastic experience, friendly and patient guide who tolerated a bunch of women, super helpful and friendly, thrills and laughs by the minute. thoroughly recommended

    D Max
    August 9, 2021
  • star rating  Great experience! Made me feel safe when I was scared!! You the man Owen! So glad I did it. It is beautiful

    dionnemartin12
    May 16, 2021
  • 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

    Tanzmalik
    July 15, 2021
  • star rating  Totally amazing experience! So worth it - pushed me out of my comfort zone but so worth it. Fantastic staff and guides. Definately would recommend this activity to everyone

    Gina C
    August 12, 2022
  • star rating  What a great experience this was and so much fun and laughter. Kaituna Cascades are thoroughly professional in every way and Cole was a fantastic rafting guide. ... read more

    JillP
    April 1, 2022
  • 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

    Compass14553165834
    June 28, 2022
  • star rating  Cole is the man!! Everyone was lovely, the rafting was super fun, loved the historical backgrounds too.

    Taylor S
    February 1, 2022
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