Rafting is one of the most popular activities to do in Rotorua—and it’s easy to see why. Rotorua has some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in the world, including spectacular lakes, wonderful forests, a geothermal wonderland, an astounding volcanic valley, and the largest geyser in the Southern hemisphere.
Whether you’re an experienced rafter or you’re looking to try it for the first time, here are some of the best places to go water rafting.
White-water rafting on the Wairoa River is a rare thing. In fact, it’s only possible for 26 days a year as a hydro-power station controls it and only opens during certain periods.
However, when it is available to raft on, then boy, do you know it! This is not a rafting experience for the faint-hearted but if you like your thrills fast and furious, this will definitely be one of the best activities to do in Rotorua.
The Kaituna River is a fast-paced river that features a very steep and narrow gorge and lots of tricky areas full of rapid waters that race away with you. And let’s not forget Tutea Falls—the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world.
The Kaituna River is a pretty glistening green and the surrounding landscape is breathtaking, adding to the overall experience.
If you’re looking for activities to do in Rotorua, you can’t go far wrong with a rafting trip on the Rangitaiki River.
The Rangitaiki River is the longest river in the Bay of Plenty and due to its length, it can offer many different rafting experiences. If you are a skilled rafter searching for your next challenge then there are areas of this river that can definitely fulfil your needs. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a gentle meander through the incredible scenery with your family on a raft, then again, this can be the place for you
If you’re looking for activities to do in Rotorua and you would like to try rafting, please get in touch. We can offer some of the best rafting experiences in the area.