Kaituna River White Water Sledging - Rotorua with Free Photos

Take part in the most exhilarating white water activity with Rotorua's original Sledging Company
Rotorua, New Zealand
3 hours
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
13 years
Not included

What's Included

  • Get up to $10 cash back per person when you book with us!
  • *Free photos only during the promo period ending Feb 2022
  • Water time approx 1 hour
  • Sledging round trip of 3.5 hours
  • Sledging in one of New Zealand's most pristine rivers
  • You are equipped with a padded wetsuit, booties, life jacket, helmet and fins
  • Company has almost 30 years experience
  • Incorporate Maori culture into each excursion
  • Helpful guides and full safety briefing

What to Expect


This is the ultimate in whitewater action - challenge yourself to sledging down one of New Zealand's pristine river systems

White Water Sledging originated in the late 1970's when a group of French raft guides stuffed mail sacks with life vests and rode down rapids. This quickly gained traction and soon the first professional water sledge was built, developing it into a professional sport also known as riverboarding. 

This is one of the coolest adrenaline activities around, and there is no place better to try it than at Rotorua's original Sledging Company - Kaitiaki Adventures, who have been operating in New Zealand since 1989

Kaitiaki Adventures are culturally infused white water specialists who incorporate Maori culture into each individual excursion, providing their customers with a true New Zealand experience.  

Sledging is performed individually with a qualified Whitewater Sledging guide to assist you where necessary. You will take the river on at eye level and be in charge of your own sledging vessel. There is no experience necessary - your guides will inform you of how to take complete control and negotiate your way through the awesome rapids using the fins on your feet for propulsion and steering. 

You will be fully equipped with a life jacket, a padded wetsuit, booties, a helmet and fins for kicking. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Please bring your swimwear, towel and your sense of Adventure! Everything else you need to get down the river safely will be provided ! Including: Wetsuits/Booties/PFDs and all other river equipment.

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YES – Courtesy shuttle for all activities to and from central Rotorua accommodation and the Rotorua Information Centre.

If you prefer to drive :
@ 1135 Te Ngae Road, RD4 Tikitere, Rotorua 3074.

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No not at all. Kaitiaki Adventures will give all the training required and will assist you throughout the trip.

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Yes. An adventure photographer will take photos of your experience which will be available to view and purchase on completion of your trip.

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In the summer months from October to March expect 17 to 22 degrees.
In the winter months from April to September expect 11 to 16 degrees.

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Terms & Conditions:

  • Minimum age limit 13 years.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancel any time 48 hours before the booking for 90% refund.

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