Rotorua Adventures Ltd

+64 7 345 6543
P.O. Box 7028, Te Ngae, R0torua, 3042, Auckland, New Zealand

River Rats Raft & Kayak have been offering quality adventures for over 25 years.
There’s something for everyone, from a gentle grade 2 scenic raft trip suitable for participants as young as 5, through to full on grade 5 action featuring the w




Kaituna River Rafting Grade 5

The Grade 5 Kaituna River features the worlds highest commercially rafted waterfall, the awesome 7m (21ft) Tutea Falls. Although this trip...   read more
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Rangitaiki River Rafting Grade 3 - 4

The Rangitaiki is mostly grade 3 with one grade 4 rapid. The trip consists of fun bouncy rapids running through a beautiful river valley...   read more
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Rangitaiki Scenic Rafting Grade 2

The Rangitaiki Scenic trip starts at the base of the spectacular Aniwhenua Falls. A beautiful waterfall framed by sheer rock walls. For...   read more
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Guided Hot Pools Kayak

Join us for a guided Kayak trip to the spectacular Manupirua Springs Hot Pools on Lake Rotoiti. Paddle down the Ohau Channel and across...   read more
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Ohau Channel Freedom Kayak

A relaxed kayak trip exploring two lakes and the adjoining channel.Explore the beautiful scenery and birdlife of the Ohau Channel at your...   read more
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Additional Information

Frequently Asked Questions

All customers must contact us the day before their trip to confirm that everything is fine with water levels, minimum numbers etc.

Cancellation Policy
A minimum of 24 hours notice of any cancellation is required to avoid fees.
Groups of 10 or more must give 48 hours notice if the entire group is cancelling; a small reduction in numbers is fine up to 24 hours in advance.
Cancellations with less than 24 hour notices will be charged a 50% cancellation charge.
100% of the cost is charged for no shows or cancellation on the day of the trip.

Refund Policy
Trips cancelled by River Rats for any reason (insufficient numbers, flooding, etc) will be refunded in full if an alternative trip / date is not suitable.

Bookings & Conditions

Although we operate within strict safety guidelines, adventure activities by their nature involve a degree of risk. By partaking in these activities you agree to assume this risk and will be required to sign a waiver of liability.

If for any reason you find it necessary to cancel your trip please notify us as soon as possible. Provided a minimum of 24 hours notice is given there will be no cancellation charge. Due to extensive trip preparation, cancellations less than 24 hours before departure will incur charges in full. Note: Longer cancellation notice may be required for package or group bookings.

We reserve the right to cancel or amend any trip due to safety issues, weather, river or road conditions, or lack of numbers.

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Kaituna River Base / Head Office – Driving Directions from Rotorua15 – 20 minutes north east of Rotorua on State Highway 33 you will come to a sign ‘Welcome to Mourea’ at the bottom of the hill on the left you will see River Rats signs. If you prefer, we offer a complimentary pick up from central Rotorua.

Mailing address
P.O. Box 7028, Te Ngae
Zip / Postcode
State / Region
New Zealand

Latitude: -38.0458237
Longitude: 176.3295019