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River Rats Raft & Kayak

837 Te Ngae Rd, Rotorua 3074, New Zealand
+64 7-345 6543
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River Rats have been offering quality adventures for over 35 years. There’s something for everyone, from a gentle grade 2 scenic raft trip suitable for participants as young as 5 years old, through to full on grade 5 action featuring the world's highest commercially rafted waterfall. Kayaking is available as freedom hire or a guided tour. Paddle the local lakes to a secluded beach or enjoy a hot water swim only accessible by boat.
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“big drop” (12 reviews)
“great fun” (42 reviews)
“safety briefing” (10 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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837 Te Ngae Rd, Rotorua 3074, New Zealand
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+64 7-345 6543
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"big drop"
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"great fun"
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"safety briefing"
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"amazing experience"
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"new zealand"
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"comfort zone"
in 8 reviews
"lake rotoiti"
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"these guys"
in 15 reviews
"great photos"
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"an absolute blast"
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"adrenaline rush"
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"bucket list"
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"a lot of fun"
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"great guide"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"hot pools"
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"rapids"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I would highly recommend a the grade 5 rafting excursion provided by River Rats which includes the worlds biggest comercailly rafted waterfall. My partner and I were novices but thanks to the guides expertise we had a brilliant/thrilling/amazing/fantastic trip down the river!!!

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Amazing experience! the guides were very knowledgeable and fun! the rapids were incredible!!! highly recommend this for any type of group!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was great fun and the guide was very informative. Was worried I was going to be to cold to enjoy the experience but the wet suite keeps you pretty warm and once your in the water your having to much fun to notice the temperature....More

Thank Bo K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’m 49 with 3 teenage children and am not very adventurous so was terrified but it was SO MUCH FUN! The guidance was great, the rapids were fun, the big drop was awesome and we didn’t flip! And it’s mid June and 8 degrees outside...More

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Jennifer Z
29 October 2017|
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Response from RiverRatNZ | Property representative |
The Kaituna River is a unique stretch of River, known as a pool-drop River. It is our most popular trip as you get the excitement of the 14 rapids, including 3 waterfalls, without having to work too hard. The 7m waterfall... More
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May O
24 October 2016|
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Response from RiverRatNZ | Property representative |
Hi, you can wear sandals but we do have wetsuit boots available if you want. Thanks Justin
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PBGrl
24 September 2016|
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Response from RiverRatNZ | Property representative |
The Twilight Kayak is a sea kayak trip on Lake Rotoiti. The trip is generally pretty placid but this does depend on wind. The White Rafting is in a raft on a river with rapids. The difficulty of the trip varies with the... More
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