Rotorua is the best place in the North Island to experience white water rafting. In particular, the epic Kaituna waterfall is apparently the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world. There a a number of operators competing on the trip, so rafting here is cheaper than elsewhere in New Zealand.

Nearby Places to Stay

Rotorua

Driving Time: 22 mins (21km/13mi)

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Mt Maunganui

Driving Time: 43 mins (56km/35mi)

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Whakatane

Driving Time: 1 hour 3 mins (84km/52mi)

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Nearby Places to Stay

Rotorua

Driving Time: 22 mins (21km/13mi)

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Mt Maunganui

Driving Time: 43 mins (56km/35mi)

See Mt Maunganui deals

Whakatane

Driving Time: 1 hour 3 mins (84km/52mi)

See Whakatane deals