- All rafting gear - Wetsuits, Booties, Fleecy tops, splash jackets, life jackets and Helmets
- Rafts and guides
- Online photo package per group for high quality photo's
- All river transport once at the rafting base
Check in Time
- Daily at 9.00am, 11.45 am, and 2.30 pm
- About an hour action-packed ride down 14 epic rapids and the worlds highest rafted waterfall. Allow 2 to 2. 5 hours in total and about one hour in the water
- 18 Okere Falls Road, Okere Falls 3074, Rotorua
Their base is located on the banks of the Kaituna River and there are no long bus rides or waiting around in wet suits! Arrive early and take a stroll down the beautiful Okere Falls Scenic Reserve walking track. With multiple viewing platforms of the river, and its many waterfalls, it’s the perfect pre-rafting activity!
What to Bring
Swimwear, Shorts, Towel & a sense of adventure! They are GoPro friendly. Feel free to bring yours along. Please bring a chest harness for your Gopro.
About Kaituna Cascades:
Kaituna Cascades was the first operator to start rafting the Kaituna River way back in the early 90’s! Long time raft guide and local guru kayaker, Keith Hughes, started this legendary company in 1991 – Obviously only after a lot of practice runs down the formally considered “un-raftable” river with any willing friends, family or whoever was brave enough to test it out!
The stoke was high, the river was unique and amazing, and it proved to be as safe as grade 5 can be – the rest is history.
After 26 awesome years of business, Keith retired and handed the reigns over to Pete Lodge, a Rotorua local who had been working for him since he finished high school, and Christchurch born Julian Mathison aka “Blue” who had been working for Cascades for over 10 years. With a bunch of enthusiasm and new ideas, they continue to develop and pioneer new ways too have the absolute best time on our home river – the now world famous Kaituna River and “Tutea Falls” the 7 meter waterfall.
The super friendly staff are their biggest asset, and are all hand picked due to their love of the outdoors and years of river experience in both extreme kayaking and white water rafting. The guides love being day to day comics with everyone that walks in the door! Having years of experience means that they can relax and entertain while keeping you safe! It’s like always hanging out out with your mates at work having the best time, and that vibe generates the best atmosphere to create epic rafting trips, great banter and memories for you and the crew!
After 30 years of safe rafting, they are locally owned and operated by a couple of mates still currently raft guiding and loving life.
Being out on the river is the team's absolute passion, they look forward to meeting you!!
Valid from Sep 16, 2021
Expires Mar 31, 2022
Limit: 2 per user and 2 as gift for others
In line with the government’s traffic light system, Covid-19 vaccination certificates may be required for guests aged over 12 years. For more information on covid traffic light system please refer to https://covid19.govt.nz/traffic-lights/
All eligible customers must present My Vaccine Pass to use this service. Customers are also requested to wear a mask on arrival. Bookings essential. Subject to availability. Check-in times: Daily at 9.00am, 11.45 am, and 2.30 pm. Must be used by number of people on coupon in one visit. Valid for the option stipulated on coupon. 24-hour cancellation or coupon is void. You must be 13+ years to join this experience. Not suitable for pregnant women. Your safety is the No.1 priority at Kaituna Cascades. If for any reason the team feel safety is compromised they reserve the right to cancel any trip or person. Any river trip carries a degree of risk - participants must be aware that while safety is paramount Kaituna Cascades cannot 100% guarantee your safety. Weather cancellation by the operator will be rescheduled or refunded in full. Weight limit of 120 kg's for both rivers. Must self drive to the Rafting locations or merchant can provide transport for $10 pp- please call to organise a pick up time. Not valid on public holidays. While stocks last. No refunds unless required by law. No cashback. Not to be used with any other offer.
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