- 5th, 12th, 19th December 2021
- 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th January 2022
- 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th February 2022
- 5th, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th March 2022
- Check in Time 9.30 am - meeting at the river or return transport available from Rotorua leaving at 8.30 am.
- Duration: Allow 4 hours with 1.5 - 2 hours on the river.
- Location: The river is located on 1368 State Highway 29, Tauriko, Lower Kaimai - About 15 minutes drive from Tauranga or 55 minutes from Rotorua.
- All rafting gear - Wetsuits, Booties, Fleecy tops, splash jackets, life jackets and Helmets
- Small lunch and refreshments
What to bring:
- GoPro (with a chest harness only)
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 Dec 2, 2021
Expires Apr 30, 2022
Limit: 2 per user and 2 as gift for others
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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. Participants MUST BE ABLE TO SWIM. Must book at least 24 hours in advance. Dates fill up fast so please ensure you contact the merchant on 027 276 5457 to check availability before purchase. Cancellations within 24 hours and "no shows" will void the voucher. Blackout dates: 25th and 26th Dec 2021 and 1st and 2nd Jan 2022. Valid for the number of people stipulated on coupon only. Minimum of 6 people for the tour to go ahead. You must be 13+ years to join this experience. Not suitable for pregnant women. Check in time is 9.30am unless pick up is arranged at 8.30am. Bring swimwear, shorts, towel. GoPro friendly but please bring a chest harness for your GoPro. 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 kgs for both rivers. Must self drive to the Rafting locations or enquire about provided transport for $10 pp - please call to arrange pick up. 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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