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We don't mean to brag but our guests just love us!

We pride ourselves in giving 110% whenever we take guests rafting, sledging or hiking up Mount Tarawera. We’re able to do this so easily because of the passion our guides have for both our beautiful outdoors and our culture. This definitely contributes to the rave reviews we receive from our guests – here’s what they have to say.

Our People

I am not a super fit hiker, but I am so glad that I took this tour! They were accommodating for all ages and experience levels, so props to them for sure – but it is definitely a hike up the side of a mountain, followed by a walk/slide down loose skree – so bring water and be prepared for an adventure! But the views are stunning, and the sense of awe and accomplishment at the end was amazing.

Sarah H – TripAdvisor – 1 April 2023

We did a work do in Rotorua and one of the activities was the white water rafting down the Kaituna river. All 4 of us had awesome experience and would highly recommend this activity to others. One of the workmates was nervous as he isn’t a competent swimmer, but the guide Stevie was great in explaining what to do and made sure we all had a safe and fun time. There was a cool cultural aspect with learning about the Māori history around the river and asking for safe passage down the river with a Karakia too.
I would defiantly do this again and a big shout out to the guide Stevie, too much!

Enlighten E – TripAdvisor – 20 April 2023

Myself and my partner did the grade 5 whitewater raft through the Kaituna River and down the worlds highest rafted waterfall. Was feeling extremely nervous at first but Hudson our guide made me feel a lot more chilled with his humour and calm attitude, he had me laughing throughout the rafting! Our raft flipped over the 7-metre waterfall which was pretty frightening but we were all safe in the end. So glad I did it, highly recommend:)

Jessgatward – Wellington, New Zealand – 5 March 2018

Amazing trip. Highlight of a week spent in this incredible thermal part of New Zealand. Guides were awesome. Very well informed, helpful and friendly.

Rodandjackg – Trip Advisor – March 2023


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  • Review of: Cath Hagan
    If you havent already been white-water rafting then this is the BEST place in the world to have a go!
  • Review of: Sarah H
    Be prepared for an adventure, the views are stunning, and the sense of awe and accomplishment at the end was amazing.
  • Review of: Tristan P
    A must do! Our guides Cam & Curtis were amazing and really funny. Definitely the highlight of the month.
  • Review of: Caradis A
    What an amazing time! We had so much rafting fun, even though at first I was terrified. Will recommend this to everyone.
  • Review of: Te-Aroha P
    Such an exhilarating experience. We loved all the waterfalls and rapids, but we always felt safe with an awesome safety crew.
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