Kaituna Cascades
Kaituna Cascades
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8:15 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:15 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:15 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:15 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:15 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:15 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:15 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:15 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Kaituna Cascades is the Original Rafting Company to start taking people rafting down the Kaituna River & over the 7m Tutea Falls. We are located right beside the river & have been there 30 years. The Kaituna river is now super famous for having the Worlds Highest Commercially Rafted Waterfall. Awesome scenery, warm water, 11 fun rapids and 3 waterfalls makes this a perfect river for anybody. Open all year round. Minimum age 13+ years old. Come and join our super fun team!
Rotorua, New Zealand

Awards
Travelers' Choice
2023

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Sophie
Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Such an awesome experience. Was pretty intense but well worth it! Guides were good fun and experienced, they had a thorough safety briefing which made us feel very safe
Written June 17, 2024
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Legend! Thanks for the review
Written June 17, 2024
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Nicole I
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
This was the best experience of our NZ trip!! It was so much fun than I could have possibly imagined. We got some awesome photos
Written June 14, 2024
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Cheers for the review
Written June 17, 2024
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Josh
Millicent, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Family of 4. Children aged 13 and 10. Bal, our guide was awesome in explaining the risks and preparing us, we all felt in very good hands. Lots of fun and suspense. Our 10yo daughter was able to watch us go down the larger rapid with Blue, and then hop back in the raft. We all swam down a rapid at the end, another highlight for all. So much fun and never even felt the winter chill. Will be looking for more rafting adventures.
Written June 11, 2024
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Legend! Thank you for the review we loved taking your family down the river
Written June 12, 2024
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Elizabeth S
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Our guide, Ollie, was awesome! We had so much fun going down the waterfalls and rapids. The trip was enjoyable and I would recommend it to everyone.
Written June 10, 2024
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Cheers for the review
Written June 10, 2024
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Jamie R
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
This was awesome. Guide Ollie was phenomenal, I’d ask for him specifically again. I haven’t rafted in years and these guys really did a great job. A must do if you’re in the area.
Written June 2, 2024
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Ollie is a local legend for sure, Stoked you loved it and hope to see you again :) Cheers from Ollie and the Cascades team.
Written June 2, 2024
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Renata
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Absolutely fantastic 👏 highly recommended for older children and adults . Start of winter so we expected to be shivering cold, but were pleasantly surprised, with the adrenaline and awesome gear they provided it is not too bad at all. Multiple chances to jump in for swims also to wake up. The guide was fantastic also, very thorough and clear with instructions. We all felt very safe knowing what to do just incase. Overall very very happy with our rafting experience 😀
Written June 1, 2024
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Legends - Winter rafting's the best.. Cheers for getting amongst it and loving it.
Written June 2, 2024
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Charlie T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Business
Kātahi nā te haerenga mīharo! Our group had the best trip. Exhilarating, blood pumping, exciting trip down the Kaituna with work collegues. Excellent guide too. Totally recommend taking the plunge. I did the trip years ago but today the water level being higher and quicker was totally awesome.
Written May 28, 2024
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Cheers for coming back ! It's always great and always different - stoked you loved it. See ya again :)
Written June 1, 2024
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sudhir c
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The best out there, a must-try experience! Very well managed and focus on safety has to be the highlight throughout the entire duration.
Young, enthusiastic set of instructors makes it even more fun.
Written May 24, 2024
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Stoked - young and enthusiast guides - love it :) Cheers for rafting with us :)
Written June 1, 2024
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Jeremy G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Our trip down the Kaituna River did not disappoint. The river is beautiful, the guides are great and I highly recommend.
Written May 23, 2024
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Stoked to keep the standards high and deliver - the lads do an amazing job ! Cheers from the Cascades team
Written June 1, 2024
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Roving51874619095
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Ethan, Bal and the whole team were awesome, very professional guys. Everything safe and clear. Wonderful experience.
Written May 23, 2024
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Legends for sure ! Thanks for the mint review and hoe to see you again :)
Written June 1, 2024
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