Surrounded by stunning waterways and freshwater rivers, Rafting in Rotorua is a great way to get the adrenaline pumping & experience exciting rapids.
Three main rivers are used for rafting and river sledging in the Rotorua region. The Kaituna River lies in a deep gorge surrounded by native bush, and is home to the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world - 7m - as well as a number of other smaller fun rapids and waterfalls.
You'll find a longer, more sedate rafting experience in the Rangitaiki River, complete with smaller rapids and beautiful views including forest, farmland and native bush. For those that seek non-stop adrenalin, the Wairoa River is a full-on rafting experience with rapids, waterfalls and giant boulders to negotiate. Whether you're a beginner looking for a unique New Zealand experience, or an adventure sports junkie looking for a rush, rafting in Rotorua will not disappoint.