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White Water Thrills with Rotorua’s Raftabout

No visit to New Zealand's North Island would be complete without experiencing the unique thrill of white water rafting in Rotorua. For some of the best white water trips, check out the trips provided by the family-run rafting operator Raftabout. Experts in Rotorua rafting, and with nearly 15-years of experience on the local rivers, Raftabout will ensure that your Rotorua rafting trip will be unforgettable.

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Conquering some of Rotorua’s mighty white water rapids (Photo credit Raftabout)

While there are many exciting things to do in Rotorua, Raftabout’s Rangitaiki River Run is hard to beat, offering an exhilarating all-day trip which even includes a delicious packed picnic lunch. The spectacular scenery along this 14-km stretch of the river will leave you breathless, as will the numerous rapids through which you will pass. This is a grade 4 river which means there is plenty of excitement and lots of getting wet, but there is also ample time to relax and enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the surroundings. This excursion makes a perfect day out filled with fun and laughter and the River Run is suitable for all the family. This is Rotorua white water rafting at its best.

If you are a fearless adrenalin seeker you will be sure to get your dose on the Raftabout Kaituna Waterfall trip. This is some of the most exciting white water rafting in Rotorua, with the opportunity to plunge over the world's highest commercially rafted waterfall, called the Tutea Falls, for a scream-evoking 7-metre drop! This grade-5 rafting trip includes 14 rapids and a total of three waterfalls. In the Maori language, the river is called Okere, which means waterfalls, and it is the site of many local myths and stories. This area is rich in history as well as possessing an incredible natural beauty which will remain impressed in your brain long after the adrenaline rush has died down! This trip lasts a total of 3-hours and it is suitable for adventure seekers with previous rafting experience.

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Take a plunge down the Kaituna Waterfall with Raftabout (Photo credit Raftabout)

The ultimate Rotorua white water rafting trip is the Wairoa experience, and although it only lasts 2-hours this adventure is really something unique. This grade-5 river is only open 26-days in the year and what makes this river rafting experience totally impressive is the rush of water which is released from the Ruahihi power station. This powerful gushing water will plunge you through the tree-lined rocky gorge at a speed which will literally take your breath away.  There are also several rapids and waterfalls to be negotiated along the way and this trip can be enjoyed by more experienced rafters.

All extreme and adventure sports have an element of risk, after all, that’s what makes them fun! However safety is of course of the utmost importance and Raftabout has an outstanding safety record with highly trained and experienced guides and quality equipment. You will be kitted out with a wetsuit, helmet and buoyancy aids, and splash jackets, booties, and fleeces are also available. All you need to bring is your swimsuit and a towel to dry off with afterwards. Most of the trips operate year round and children as young as 10 can participate if they are of a size so that all the safety equipment fits them correctly. Before taking to the river you receive a full safety lecture, and as your guide controls and guides the raft all you need to do is follow his instructions, paddle, and scream!!

Enjoy an exhilarating experience white water rafting Rotorua rivers with Raftabout and take the opportunity to discover the impressive natural beauty of this gorgeous area. For New Zealand visitors looking to make their way to Rotorua from Auckland, collect your Auckland rental car from one of Omega Rental Cars two local branches and head south for a scenic road trip through the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions. 

 

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