Pricing and Conditions

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We provide Go-pro footage of your tandem trip free of charge. Water confidence and a reasonable ability to swim is required. Recommended max weight for Tandem kayaking is 95kgs (if around or over that weight please give us a call and we will see what we can do). Your safety is our biggest priority at New Zealand Whitewater Academy.

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Cancellations within 24 hours and ‘no shows; are non refundable. Weather cancellation by the operator will be rescheduled or refunded in full.

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NZWA offers tandem kayak trips to anyone who wants to experience the amazing world of whitewater, head-on, for themselves or side-by-side with friends. In fact, this tour is the best whitewater kayaking excursion in the world for someone with no experience. Sign up and let us take you through 14 amazing rapids and the worlds highest commercially kayaked waterfall.

We also provide kayak instruction with skills workshops designed for all levels, from beginner to advanced, with a focus on some of the untouched areas of the country for a complete experience that is second to none. We also offer fully customizable tours for the heartiest of whitewater adventurers – from high quality and exciting day tours to workshops & multi-day expeditions.

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All months of the year


780 State Highway 33, Okere Falls, New Zealand.

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15 minutes from Rotorua Airport.
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Our base of operations is 25 minutes from Rotorua town centre.

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