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River Rats has been around for a while and with a good reason; the operate on some of New Zealand’s greatest locations for rafting and they have great guides who guide you comfortably trough all their trips.

From scenic family trips with cascading waterfalls up to grade 5 with the highest commercially rafted waterfall. A must if you want to explore nature with some excitement.

They have also kayaking trips combined with a soak in hot pools.


Kaituna River - Grade 5 (2 - 2.5h) $105

On this exciting trip you will go down the highest commercially rafter waterfall with a staggering 7m drop. Before you get to that waterfall, you will learn new skills in the rapids and on smaller waterfalls along the way. 45-50 minutes in water.

Rangitaiki Rafting - Grade 3-4 (4h) Adults $ 149, Children $129

Foamy white waters with rushing rapids along New Zealand native bush and plantation. 1 hour 45 minutes in water.

Rangitaiki Grade 2 Scenic Trip Adults $ 149, Children $100

If you want some time to enjoy the surrounding scenery or want to have some excitement with the whole family, this trip is for you. You will paddle past cascading waterfalls and get the thrill of rushing water without going through it. 1 hour 30 minutes in water.

Tongariro Rafting - Grade 3 Adults $ 145, Children $129

65 rapids in crystal-clear water to give you an experience you will never forget. Meetup is at the Tongariro River Rafting Centre on Atirau Road - Turangi. (1h45 from Rotorua)Lunch is provided during summer time.

Wairoa, Tauranga - Grade 5 Adults $ 129, Children $129

A great gorge lined with rock and trees and with exciting drops to give you excellent white water action. Starting point is just off State Highway 29 between Matamata and Tauranga.

Kayaking - Guided Hot Pools $139

Kyaking trip on lake Rotoiti with a plunge in the Manupirua Springs hot pools. A great combination!

Kayaking - Evening Guided Hot Pools $169

Kyaking trip on lake Rotoiti with a plunge in the natural Manupirua Springs hot pools while your guide cooks you and appetizing Kiwi BBQ.

Kayaking - Ohau Channel Freedom Trip Adults $ 69, Children $49

Enjoy the wildlife and beautiful scenery of the ohau channel at your own pase while you navigate the map.

Kayak Freedom Hire Sit on top: 2h - $30, 4h - $40, 1day - $60, 3days - $130 | Sea kayaks: 2h - $35, 4h - $50, 1day - $70, 3days - $150

Hire sit in (sea kayaks) and sit on top (recreational) kayaks and go wherever you want to go.


0800 333 900


Office: 7.30am - 9.30pm,


All year, Closed Christmas Day


837 Te Ngae Rd, Rotorua - Next to Rotorua Airport

Distance to town

20 minutes from central Rotorua

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