In the middle of summer, during the long hot days, rafting on the Kaituna river is one of the best ways to cool off. Rotorua Rafting has plenty of wetsuits and jackets to keep you warm on the river, but these days, they mostly go unused. Sitting at a balmy 21 degrees, the water in the river is inviting, to say the least.
This is one of the best parts about white water rafting in Rotorua. The beautiful, warm, exciting, thrilling, adrenaline-filled water! The Kaituna river is a “pool, drop” river, which means that after every rapid or waterfall, there is a large, calm pool. If someone falls out of a raft, they can easily float in the pool and get back in the raft without having to drift too far. And the biggest pool in the river just happens to be the one right after the 7 meter waterfall. How perfect is that? This is where everyone jumps out of the raft for a swim in the river! Or where they end up if the raft tips over at the waterfall! We see people trying backflips out of the raft, jumping while making funny faces, pulling their loved ones into the river with them. This is one of the best parts of the trip for us. The moment when everyone in the raft looks back upstream at the waterfall they just rafted over, and then literally leap for joy into the warm river.