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Tutea Falls Tandem Kayak Tour

Tutea Falls Tandem Kayak Tour


  • Take on Tutea Falls, the world's highest commercially kayaked waterfall!
  • Smash through 14 exciting rapids and 3 amazing waterfalls with one on one guidance
  • Try this bucket list experience with your adventurous friend - no prior experience required

This is the ultimate adventure for anyone wanting to experience the amazing world of whitewater, head-on, for themselves or side-by-side with friends. Soak up the magic of Tutea Falls and conquer the mighty Kaituna River with an experienced guide by your side. No prior experience is required!

What's Included?

  • Personal guide for each participant
  • All equipment for the tour
  • In-depth training beforehand

Discover the incredible Tutea Falls with this thrilling tandem kayaking adventure for two people. Whether you have never kayaked before, or have some experience already, you’ll definitely want to tick this whitewater adventure off your bucket list! You’ll begin your adventure with an introduction and in-depth safety briefing before getting into your kayak for the first time! You’ll then take off into the whitewater with an experienced guide with you in your kayak, ensuring you get the best experience possible. You’ll also be accompanied by a second kayaker alongside the tour for extra safety. You’ll kayak through 14 exciting rapids, all through an amazing river gorge, surrounded by subtropical native forest. Soak up the incredible scenery before heading back to the base to get changed and conclude your journey.

Session Length

  • The tour will take approximately 2 hours
  • You will first spend 30 minutes getting changed and doing on-land training
  • The tour component in the water will take approximately 1 hour
  • The final drive back to the base and getting changed will take approximately 30 minutes


  • Please let the provider know of any medical conditions at time of booking
  • Please let the provider know of any prior injures that might affect the trip
  • Must have a reasonable level of fitness and know how to swim
  • Weight must not exceed 95 kg (please contact the provider if over before booking)
  • This experience is not suitable for those under 13 years of age


  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

The maximum group size is 4 people per tour.


There is a walking track along the river with viewpoints at the waterfalls if you have people who want to come and watch.


The tours can operate in all weather but may have to be cancelled or rescheduled if there are large storms and floods. In this case, you will be refunded or rebooked.

Dress Code

Please bring along your swimwear and a towel.

This experience takes place on the Kaituna River, in Okere Falls, Rotorua.

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