Two Mighty Rivers in 2 Amazing Locations

The Ultimate Adrenaline Fix!

The Stunning Bay of Plenty is home to the North Islands Best Grade 5 River Trips.

Wairoa/Kaituna Extreme

“Hold On – Get Down” – Get ready to Scream! The Wairoa River, is located a short drive from the Bay of Plenty’s largest city Tauranga. The Wairoa River provides the most action-packed Grade 5 white water rafting in NZ – with rapids such as the “Roller Coaster”, “Devils Elbow” and “Mothers Nightmare”. The Wairoa River flows from the Kaimai Ranges (situated above the city of Tauranga), a 2-hour drive from our River Base in Turangi. (Highlighted) Meet us at McLaren Falls Reserve (10:15am or 1:15pm) which is where the Wairoa River begins (Please click on Map for Comprehensive driving instructions). As well as the rafting the Wairoa River you also take on the Kaituna River – which boasts the Worlds Highest commercially rafted waterfall – Yahoo! The Kaituna River is located near Rotorua, world reknown for its mud pools, geysers and hot pools and is a 90 minute drive from the Wairoa River. The Kaituna is a very unique river that is like a natural hydro slide and combines beautiful scenery with fun rapids & the epic 7m waterfall. The Combo Runs with you rafting the Kaituna River (near Rotorua) at 8:30am & then the Wairoa River (near Tauranga) at 1:15pm Please note: That if you book the extreme day (so completing both rivers in one day) you will have approximately 90minutes to travel in between rivers.

Want to bring your Go-Pro? – We are Go Pro friendly and an official Go-Pro retailer so if you want to purchase a camera and/or need an attachment then you can sort and purchase at either of our stores. For safety reasons Go-Pro or similar cameras are allowed on the river if attached to a wrist or chest harness mount. Note: we do not allow head mounts as they have caused injuries to other passengers in the past.

Click here to view a map containing travel directions Click here to view Brief Driving Instructions