Raftabout

Raftabout

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27 Rankers Reviews

22 Face-to-Face

6 Tikitere

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Enjoy amazing scenery and the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall with Raftabout. The white water experience of a life time includes scenery, culture and history with friendly professional trained guides.

Raftabout provides the white water experience of a lifetime for beginners through to extreme adrenalin seekers.

Enjoy scenery, culture and history with friendly, professional, trained guides. We offer a choice of four rafting river-runs, (3-hour or 6-hour excursions, all Qualmark endorsed): Kaituna, Rangitaiki and Wairoa, and one sledging river-run (3-hour excursion) on the upper Kaituna. This ensures that we cater for all experience levels.

We provide all transport, equipment and instruction and have a dedicated base with new change facilities.

We also offer freedom and guided kayaking adventures. Paddle the local lakes to a secluded beach or enjoy a hot water swim only accessible by boat!

Raftabout trips combine a learning experience with all the fun and excitement you would expect from an adventure.

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Organisation

Raftabout

Commercial organisation

Location

North IslandRotorua RegionTikitere

Categories

  • Rafting

Reviews

  • 27 Rankers Reviews

    Quick Quotes

    • Great fun!
    • Helpful, friendly guides.
    • It was hard to find the company!
    • The Best thing Iv ever done!
    • Very good guides, very good fun.

    Rating Distribution

    Rating Count Percentage
    10/10 9
    33%
    9/10 7
    26%
    8/10 8
    30%
    7/10 1
    4%
    6/10 1
    4%
    5/10 1
    4%
    4/10 0
    0%
    3/10 0
    0%
    2/10 0
    0%
    1/10 0
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  • Reviewed about 6 years ago and experienced in January 2016

    10/10

    It was hard to find the company!

    Friendly and funny guides! Would do it again if I could!!

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    Mikael Persson

    Sweden

    Customer

  • Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in February 2014

    7/10

    So expensive for the time that you can enjoy.

    The staff so nice and friendly.

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    Sara Berton

    Spain

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 10 years ago

    10/10

    What an experience.....being an active dragon boat paddler, I wanted another kind of water experience and got it with a rafting trip on the Rangitaiki.

    The two guides were excellent 9I can only remember the name of Gordon?) and went 200% above and beyond what would be expected for a guide. Our trip was the day after a large storm hit the Taupo region, and once all kitted up and having travelled deep into the forest, we discovered the road blocked by fallen trees. The guides warned us it would be onerous to have to walk and carry the two rafts over the fallen trees the rest of the way.

    We all voted to continue, and despite having to carry and shove the rafts over the fallen trees, the sense of teamwork and challenge got us through. The riding of the rapids was the easy part!!

    Unfortunately, no van to meet us - so again we had to carry and move the rafts and us over dozens of fallen trees. The sense of achievement at the end of the road when we finally saw the van and trailer was immense!

    I kept thinking that no way would this be allowed in Australia because of the possible threat of litigation.....but although thoroughly unplanned, it proved the highlight of my trip by showing me how well I can adapt to a huge challenge.

    Again - the guides deserve a huge accolade!

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    chippies5169

    Australia

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 11 years ago

    8/10

    Rafting, great tour!

    Great fun! High waterfall drop.

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    Wouter Teensma

    Netherlands

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 11 years ago

    10/10

    Best activity done in NZ (very extreme), great rapids and 7m waterfall.

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    Rich Butler

    England

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in February 2009

    9/10

    Great tour, great guide and good price.

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    ArnarF

    Iceland

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 12 years ago

    8/10

    Good guides, very laid back

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    Tim Stick

    United Kingdom

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 12 years ago

    6/10

    sledging itself was good but changing rooms a bit too tiny and showers were grose (not clean)

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    Johan

    Netherlands

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in November 2009

    10/10

    River - cool.

    Guide - cool. Fact: Cool, Cool, Cool. Very professional trip with a lot of fun.

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    Lothar Riedmann

    Germany

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 12 years ago

    9/10

    Whitewater rafting - rafted the Kaituna river, great guide, very knowledgeable, training good, the 7m waterfall was scary but amazing!

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    jameswhite

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in March 2007

    8/10

    Fantastic trip while on the river, I just thought it would be longer.

    Didn't feel rushed, but over too quickly!

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    purplekat99

    United States

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 12 years ago

    10/10

    LOVED IT!

    had the awesomeness of the waterfall, yet we always felt safe. The guides were really professional and great fun. Def recommend it :-)

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    Doddsy

    New Zealand

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 13 years ago and experienced in February 2009

    9/10

    White water rafting - rotorua, really good tour.

    Excellent guide.

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    SonjaS

    Iceland

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 13 years ago

    10/10

    Partner had not rafted before.

    She had the time of her life. Friendly, easy going staff. Showed they were there to make sure we had a great time.

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    Steve

    Australia

    Customer

  • Reviewed over 13 years ago

    9/10

    7 metre waterfall, do I need to say more?!

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    Alja

    Netherlands

    Customer