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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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“wet suit” (12 reviews)
“great fun” (40 reviews)
“new zealand” (41 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
837 Te Ngae Rd, Rotorua 3074, New Zealand
+64 7-345 6543
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Matt was awesome. He made us feel safe and we had lots of fun. First time doing it and it definetly won't be the last. Highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The River Rats crew was welcoming, fun and professional. We had a great trip, our guide Josh was hysterical. Would recommend them to anyone

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the kayaking tour and the fun actually started the minute we were picked up at our hotel. The young man was so funny and wasn't afraid to partake in friendly banter. We arrived at the head quarters at the air port and met...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
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
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