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Kaituna Cascades was the 1st Company to start Rafting on the Kaituna River. We have been operating trips for over 26 years and are the closet company to the river The kaituna river is super famous for having the Worlds Highest Commercial Rafted...more
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18 Okere Falls Road | Bay Of Plenty, Okere Falls 3074, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend any visiting to do white water rafting with Kaituna Cascades. The guides made the whole journey so enjoyed and fun. Would do it again.

1  Thank Courtney C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing! Couldn’t speak more highly of our guides, they truely love their job and make our experience as enjoyable as possible! Thanks so much

Thank caitlinmaher14
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had the best time ever today, you made us feel comfortable even though we were all nervous as! Pete was an amazing 10/10 stunning guide 😍 would highly recommend πŸ‘πŸΌ

Thank Morag M
Petelodge, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

You all were amazing too :) I love hanging out on the river with happy positive (even if sacred) people !! The best of times. See you again in the summer .... :) Massive cheers from all of us at Cascades

Reviewed 6 days ago

Had such a great time a couple weeks back. Was so much fun & super cool to get on with the people in our raft too. Pete was also great guide hahaha was literally cracking up the whole time. Real good safety put in place...More

Thank gemmalousmith
Petelodge, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Stoked you loved it !! All we do is try and crack each other up all the time - life's supposed to be fun so here's to the good times! And thanks for bringing the smile and adventure to the rafting :) See ya again...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want some awesome fun this is for you!! First time for white river rafting and it was so good! It's literally worth getting soaked by the rapids! The staff is amazing!! I recommend everyone to do it and use this company!More

Thank Cierra S
KaitunaCascades, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for being awesome too!! It was such a good laugh on the drive out even before the rafting - that was such a fun morning! Come on back anytime & and have a great tour of NZ :) Cheers from Pete and the Cascades...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I completed this activity as a Topdeck option. It was one of the most epic experiences ever! The guys are super cool and love their job! I had Hoss in my raft and not only was he a good laugh he was knowledgeable of the...More

Thank Lm4ellendegeneres
KaitunaCascades, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We do love our jobs - and the best part is having fun on the river with you guys!!! (& not washing wetsuits haha). Hoss is awesome aye - stoked you loved hanging out with him! Cheers again and enjoy the rest of ya tour!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a bit nervous doing white water rafting for the first time and on the biggest commercial waterfall rapid in the world! But it was totally awesome. Had such a blast. The crew were all very friendly and very experienced and put me at ease....More

Thank Kiwiworldtravellers
Petelodge, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review - and stoked you could enjoy our backyard playground with us :) Cheers from the Cascades crew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

These guys are super fun and relaxed but still do everything safely and carefully, the safety kayaker is a fantastic idea. The equipment is good and very clean we had the best day cannot reccommend them enough. Great value too πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ†

Thank Ulrikoo
Petelodge, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Legend !!! Thanks for the awesome review - we do pride ourselves on great guides and great gear (and dry wet suites ;) ).

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone should do this!! All the guides are really enthusiastic and make everything so fun! The waterfall is a bit scary, a real adrenaline pump!!

Thank LucyB3207
Petelodge, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Haha cheers for the review - that was a super fun trip! Good times and congratulations on taking on the waterfall :) Thanks from the Cascades Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great scenery, lots of fun. Damn thrilling. Breath taking view and experice . Me and my wife enjoyed very very much. We were lucky to be in legend Hamish team.

Thank Mirash M
KaitunaCascades, Owner at Kaituna Cascades, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

The legend strikes again - Great review - you summed it up nicely - great trip and good times. Hamish is stoked to here (teena!) Cheers - Kaituna Cascades

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Netboyz
10 October 2017|
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Response from Petelodge | Property representative |
Yeah we have all the gear to keep you warm on the river - you can have wetsuits too if you like! Normally in November the water is around 18 degrees :) In summer even warmer - up to 24-25 !
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Netboyz
5 August 2017|
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Response from Petelodge | Property representative |
Yep that's the whole tour including changing briefing rafting and photo slide show after. At Kaituna Cascades base - they are right at the river so no driving at all :)
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dou2ble
27 February 2016|
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Response from Sara V | Reviewed this property |
None at all. Pickup was part of the booking.
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