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Central North Island Single Day Rafting Adventures

Rotorua is located in the Bay of Plenty area in the North Island. This region is known for some of the best rafting in New Zealand, as it has access to a variety of adrenaline filled rivers for all experiences and levels. We'll guarantee the adventure of a lifetime when you visit Rotorua!  

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PADDLE & POWER COMBO

Raft the “Mighty Kaituna”, 14 drops in 45 minutes including the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere.

Then explore 25km of stunning natural beauty of the picturesque Lower Kaituna at breathtaking high speeds on the Longridge Jetboat including legendary nose stands, tail spins and 360-degree Jet spins.

TRIPLE TREMBLE

This triple packed action adventure includes 10 minutes of tree topping, aerobatic fun by Helicopter, then Raft the “Mighty Kaituna”, 45 minutes of pure adrenalin white water rafting including a 7 metre waterfall - the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the southern hemisphere. Then catch what you can of the stunning natural beauty of the Lower Kaituna as your Longridge Jetboat driver nose stands and tails spins at breathtakingly high speeds finishing with the legendary 360-degree spins.

Upgrade to 15 minutes helicopter time for additional NZ$86

LOWER RANGITAIKI

The Lower Rangitaiki offers 2 hours of enchanting introductory rafting suitable for first timers, families with young children and the mature adventure, who want to experience a relaxing river rafting journey in the great outdoors.

Commencing from the spectacular Aniwhenua Falls, this gentle introductory rafting takes you through sheer vertical gorges lined with native bush, pine forests and dramatic rock formations. These gorges are plentiful in cascading waterfalls and a rich variety of playful bird life.

Transport can be provided from Rotorua departing at 10.30am or you may wish to meet at the Aniwhenua Falls at 11.30am, which is the starting point for this adventure.

RANGITAIKI

The Rangitaiki River trip is an incredible two hour whitewater journey that Wet'n Wild runs every day.

Commencing from the spectacular Aniwhenua Falls, this gentle introductory rafting takes you through sheer vertical gorges lined with native bush, pine forests and dramatic rock formations. These gorges are plentiful in cascading waterfalls and a rich variety of playful bird life.It is perfect trip for rafters of all confidence levels including those who have never rafted before. Featuring 14 km of exciting grade three and grade four rapids, it is liquid fun from top to bottom.

Passing through spectacular native bush and planted forest, this river trip takes you away from the urban world into a special New Zealand environment of pristine beauty and peace.

With plenty time of time in between rapids to enjoy the scenery and the company of your fellow rafters, it provides a true river journey experience.

Trips include light refreshments consisting of fresh salad rolls, tea, coffee or juice, biscuits and fruit.

WAIROA

The Wairoa is one of New Zealand's most exciting raftable rivers, and one of the most popular, with an impressive line up of full-on white water action. The two hour trip starts with simple grade two cascades, and gradually builds up to thundering grade five rapids of the 'The Waterfall' and 'Rollercoaster'.

The Wairoa is pure adrenaline, and is tackled by thousands of people each year. Stunning tree-lined gorges, turbulent rapids and breathtaking drops add up to top whitewater action!

Trips include light refreshments consisting of fresh salad rolls, tea, coffee or juice, biscuits and fruit.