River Rats Rotorua

All year round

Tripadvisor’s Hall of Fame!

River Rats have been offering quality adventures for over 35 years. There’s something for everyone, from full on grade 5 action on the Kaituna River, featuring the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall, through to a gentle grade 2 scenic raft trip suitable for participants as young as 5 years old. 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. An evening kayak option is available in summer that includes a BBQ dinner and a hidden glowworm cave.



For more info visit:

River Rats Rotorua


Hangar 14S
Rotorua Airport
837 Te Ngae Road


07 345 6543




Please check with staff when you book and they will be able to let you know if you will be able to raft. They provide you with a high-float life jacket so being able to swim is not essential. However, it is important that you let your raft guide know if you cannot swim. The Wairoa River trip is not recommended for non-swimmers. At any time prior to commencing the rafting, sledging or kayaking trip on the water you may elect not to undertake the activity, however, in some situations once the raft, sledge or kayak trip has begun, you may be committed to remain with it until completion.

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