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Water Activities

River Rats Raft & Kayak

River Rats Raft & Kayak have been offering quality rafting for over 25 years. There's something for everyone, from a gentle grade 2 scenic raft trip suitable for participants as young as 5, 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. We pride ourselves on a safety first culture and our attention to detail.

New Zealand Riverjet

The New Zealand Riverjet adventure offers a unique experience for anyone visiting Rotorua or Taupo. No other activity offers the icons of New Zealand Riverjet and Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park combined into one awesome combo; the Riverjet 'Thermal Safari'.

The 'Thermal Safari' adventure begins with a scenic jet boat ride down the mighty Waikato River through great pine forests and open farmland that line the river back combined with some of New Zealand's most beautiful un-spoilt native forest. The sleek black jet boat then takes you through magnificent Tutukau Gorge were canyon walls rise dramatically up to 50 metres above the water. Sit back and take in the remarkable landscape, learn the cultural history and legends of the area and enjoy an abundance of unique wildlife.

Kaitiaki Adventures

Kaitiaki Adventures offers superior and unforgettable white water rafting and sledging experiences. We give our clients an initiation into aspects Maori through myth and legends, kupu hou (new Maori words) and Karakia (Maori prayer) all whilst experiencing the ultimate adrenaline rush. Kiwi guides offering a real kiwi experience.

Raft the Kaituna River with New Zealands ONLY all Kiwi world class guides. Snake through steep bush clad canyons and over 14 awesome drops including the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world -7m Tutea Falls. Blended with a touch of Maori culture, this trip offers it all, for both white water rafting enthusiasts and first timers. Grade 5

Rotorua Duck Tours

Join us on this fascinating journey of discovery that begins in town where Rotorua's rich history unfolds before you as we tour local landmarks and share stories and legends of the past. Highlights include Government Gardens, Sulphur Point, Waka Taua, The Bathhouse and much more¡

Cruise and Fish Rotorua

The Rotorua region has some of New Zealand's best fishing waters. From the 14 lakes and the river and stream networks that flow from the spectacular native bush, there is no better place to start or end a fishing holiday.

John Hamill of Cruise and fish has had the privilege of playing in the region for most of his life. Born and breed in Rotorua, John's father Bill, instilled the love of fishing and game bird hunting. With 15 years of guiding and years of the love of the sport, come and play in his backyard and see why no trip to Rotorua is without a fishing or cruising experience.


Come rafting with Raftabout and enjoy the scenery, culture, history and the beautiful environment of our New Zealand Rivers, including nature and wildlife with our friendly, professional guides.

We provide all transport, equipment and instruction and have a dedicated base just outside of Rotorua city.