Raft Down the Kaituna Waterfall!
The River Rats Kaituna Waterfall Experience will see you paddling through the pristine heart of the best rafting region in New Zealand – Okere, Rotorua. This spectacular 2.0 – 2.5 hour experience provides all the gear you need, initial training, and around 50 minutes on the water.
You will experience a thrilling mix of dropping down three waterfalls, pushing through 14 rushing rapids, and paddling through calm waters of recovery where you can look back in awe at what you have achieved.
The area is steeped in Māori history and you will learn about the history and caves where the women and children were hidden and then later used as the burial ground for Chief Tutea – hence the naming of the mighty waterfall the Tutea Falls.
The Tutea Falls on Kaituna (Okere) River, Rotorua is the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall at 7 meters. There is plenty of time to build up anticipation and practice your newly acquired skills in the rapids and two smaller waterfalls before the big drop.
On average around one boat in 20 will flip upside down at the bottom of the big waterfall, however, all the major rapids are followed by calm water, so there is time to get the boat back upright and get everyone back in.
Safety is paramount and the expert guides have been riding these rapids for many years and they still love every minute of this thrilling experience!
Velocity Valley Adventure Rides
This part of the gift includes 4 rides at Velocity Valley. You choose from V-Force, Freefall Xtreme, Swoop, Scheeb Racer and Agrojet.
The 5 experiences to choose from are:
Swoop – Drop from 40 metres on this giant swing – sure to test your nerves
Freefall Extreme – feel the thrill of flight stepping into the wind tunnel and trying to hold you body stable while flying
Shweeb – a unique peddle powered monorail where you dictate the speed. Thrilling speeds can be achieved.
Agrojet – be driven through a jetboat sprint course by a professional driver
V-Force – Strap in for a reverse bungy take-off before you launch 45 metres into the air travelling at speeds of up to 80km/ph