White water rafting in Rotorua, New Zealand - home to the highest commercially rafted waterfall

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Kaituna River Waterfall - Grade 5

The Okere River (Kaituna) boasts the Highest Commercially Rafted Waterfall (7m) in the World. In fact, there are 3 waterfalls among the 14 rapids; 2 smaller waterfalls to practise on before attacking the 7-meter drop named Tutea Falls. Talk about white water! read more >>

Rangitaiki River Run - Grade 4

If you are looking for a full day adventure on the water, with loads of variety, then the Rangitaiki is the river for you. You will experience 14km of thrilling rapids, time to enjoy the spectacular scenery, fun and laughter, followed by more thrilling rapids... read more >>

Wairoa River Experience - Grade 5

The ultimate in Rafting in the region, the Wairoa is a full on grade 5 river and is only open 26 days a year (most Sundays during Summer). The water is released from the Ruahihi Power Station to allow the 2-hour Rafting experience of a lifetime... read more >>

Kaituna River Sledging Adventure - Grade 3

Join our professional team on a 1 to 1.5 hour adventure down the lower part of the Upper Kaituna River. On your own purpose-built sledge you’ll use your flippers to steer your way along a beautiful deep gorge with very few rocks to negotiate... read more >>

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  • Brilliant morning today, made the trip back to Auckland all the more bearable (not for the wives) who had to listen to me go on all the way back. Good humorous instruction, felt safe right the way throughout whilst pushing the boundaries for a thrill. Would definitely recommend to anyone wishing for some excitement.

    Jon Bullent - April 2013
  • Hey guys I did your White Water rafting in November 2008 and March 2011. It was more then a great experience. These are things you'll never forget. We like to thank you and all the members of your crew for this great day were you come very close to pure nature. With a great sense of humour the skippers are leading us through this trip. We return to New Zealand probably in 2013 or 2014 (for my 4th visit) to your beautiful country. Great change I'll take my 3th drop from the Tutea Falls then. It is such a fun ....... and thanks again for the beautiful pictures and video your organisation makes of this experience. I told everyone about it on my New Zealand Travel-site. Jaap Postma and Karin van Houten Drachten, The Netherlands

    Jaap Postma - March 2012
  • Hey guys, Lucy from Crank here. Just to add to ALL the good feedback you get. I had an unforgettable time on your tour... although I nearly cried at the thought of going on the 7m waterfall, im glad you helped me to concur it :D I was so scared and copletely forgot how to swim, but you still managed to make it fun for the rest of the group and keep me smiling. thanks and keep up the good work.

    Lucy - May 2011
  • Splendid nature & wonderfull experience! Looking forward for a next visit.

    grhluna - December 2010
  • Dear Kylee, We were a group of 16 friends and families who were vacationing together in Australia/New Zealand via the Princess Cruise in February. Most of us were a bit intimidated by the description but six of us chose an excursion with your company Raftabout & Sledgeabout. Frankly, we were a bit nervous for our two “older” guys, but all that faded when we saw how excited they were after the rafting excursion. It was indeed a life experience for all of them and continued to be the topic of conversation throughout and after the trip. My daughter and husband were among the rafters and their excursion together was definitely the highlight of their entire vacation. We were very glad they have the photos to share with the rest of us. Having seen them, many of us feel we’ve missed out and we’re up to the challenge…next trip! The scenery was beautiful, the guides working hard but seemingly having a great time, the rafters laughing, and the water is definitely white. Not only did the rafters have a great experience, but the rest of us feel their thrill and the excitement of it all. Thank you for giving them an experience to remember and more importantly, many thanks for helping us get the replacement CD so quickly! Warmest regards, Maria

    Maria - June 2010