Activities

Kaituna River Grade 5

Rotorua Rafting are the Kaituna River (Okere Awa) Specialists. Offering the most spectacular white water rafting in Okere Falls, Rotorua. Home to the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world at 7m - Tutea Falls!

We Provide

We provide wetsuit, booties, helmet, buoyancy aids and a good time. We also provide a courtesy shuttle from central Rotorua departing 40mins before trips times.

Please Bring

No experience necessary. Just bring your smile, screams, swimwear and towel.

Restrictions

Age limit: 10 years half river trip, 13 years and over full river trip (must fit safety equipment).

Duration

Trip time is 1 hour on the river but it is recommended to allow 2 hours for self drive, or 3 hours if you require transport.

Season

Year Round

Okere Awa Grade 3

Come and Experience the Okere Awa guided tour with Rotorua Rafting, where you will be guided through prehistoric Aotearoa on land and on the river.
Starting off with a gentle bush walk you will listen to the history of the local area from the first Te Arawa waka (canoe) arriving on the shores of the Bay of Plenty to the take over of the Okere awa from local tribes.
Learn about the ancient healing methods, war techniques and how the river served the local tribe.
As you end your educational but entertaining walk you will be met by the rafting team who will guide you down the beautiful lower section of the Okere Awa and through several grade 3 rapids that will keep you excited and wanting more while you look up in awe at the beautiful bush clad gorge.

We Provide

FREE transfers from Rotorua 40 minutes before trip
• All safety equipment (wetsuit, booties, helmet,
buoyancy aids)
• Gentle bush walk with a knowledgeable local guide
• Grade three whitewater river rafting on the Okere River
• About 1.5 hours on the river, allow 3 hours for round trip

Please Bring

Swimsuit and Towel

Restrictions

Minimum age 10
Low Level of fitness is required,
No experience necessary

Duration

3 hours

Season

summer only

Rangitaiki River Grade 5

The Rangitaiki River is a grade 3-5 river just out of Rotorua. The Rangitaiki River is a true New Zealand river with stunning scenery and is really quite exciting at high water levels (thats why we go there!!)

We Provide

We provide wetsuit, booties, helmet, buoyancy aids and a good time. Just bring your smile, screams, swimwear and towel. No experience necessary.

Lunch is also provided, please advise any dietary requirements.

Please Bring

No experience necessary. Just bring your smile, screams, swimwear and towel.

Restrictions

Age Limit: 13 years and over.

Duration

5.5 hours/ Half day

Season

Year Round

Other Information

Lunch included, please let us know of any dietary requirements.

Rotorua Paddle Tours - Ohau Channel

We start this tour on an ancient volcanic Crater (Lake Rotorua) which is Rotorua's Largest and most historic lake, then we paddle down the Channel that connects Lake Rotorua with Lake Rotoiti. The Channel is a calm, slow river surrounded by Historic Maraes, Scenic Reserves; the riverbank lined with native trees and birds.

We Provide

Guided tour, Wetsuits, Booties, Life Jacket, Paddle, Board and a smashing good time.

Please Bring

Swimwear and Towel.

Restrictions

Minumum Age is 4

Duration

2 hours (3 hours if pick up required)

Season

Summer

Rotorua Paddle Tours - Tikitapu - Blue Lake

Tikitapu or the Blue Lake is a popular lake only 10 mins from Central Rotorua that is renown for its stunning water surrounded by towering Redwoods and natives. Be prepared to be 'wowed' as you paddle through the middle of the amazing blue lake, lash the boards into one big platform then relax, soak up the beautiful summer rays, and swim when you feel like it. Sounds great? It is!

We Provide

Boards, paddles, lifejackets and a good time!

Please Bring

Swimsuit, towel, hat and sunscreen.

Duration

2 hours

Season

All year

Rotorua Paddle Tours - Boiling Pot - Lake Rotoiti

The Rotorua has been a tourism destination since the early 1800's because of the natural wonders it holds. Boiling Mud, Gyser's, Hot Pools are dotted all over this magic destination. But how often to you get to paddle over boiling water and bath in hot water streams?

Here at Rotorua Paddle tours we have found a slice of paradise on the shores of Lake Rotoiti and lovely e getting to showcase this mystical location as we spend 2 hours paddling across hot water vents as they enter an active part of Lake Rotoiti. we also swing by a hot water beach and hot water stream to warm up the toes and relax the muscles.

This Tour is susceptible to the wind and in the case of high winds we will be forced to make alternative plans to other locations with your permission.
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Come and check out the major of Rotorua with us at Rotorua Paddle Tours.

We Provide

Guided tour, Wetsuits, Booties, Life Jacket, Paddle, Board and a smashing good time.

Please Bring

Swimwear and Towel, sunscreen, hat,

Restrictions

Minumum age is 4

Duration

2.5 hours (3.5 hours if pick up required)

Season

Summer