Okere Awa

Okere Awa


Come and Experience the Okere Awa guided tour with Rotorua Rafting, where you will be guided through prehistoric Aotearoa on land and on river.

Starting off with a gentle guided bush walk, you will listen to the history of the local area from the first Te Arawa waka (canoe) arriving on the shores of the Bay of Plenty to the takeover of the Okere awa from local tribes.

Learn about the ancient healing methods, war techniques and how the river served the local tribe.

As you end your educational but entertaining walk you will be met by the rafting team who will guide you down the beautiful lower section of the Okere Awa and through several grade 3 rapids that will keep you excited and wanting more, while you look up in awe at the beautiful bush clad gorge.

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Make us your first stop in Rotorua, it's our goal to make it the highlight of your holiday.

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  • What we offer

    FREE transfers from Central Rotorua
    All safety equipment (wetsuit, booties, helmet, buoyancy aids)
    Gentle bush walk with a knowledgeable local guide
    Whitewater river rafting on the Okere River (Grade 3)
    About 30 minutes on the river, allow 3 hours for round trip

  • What to bring

    Swimsuit and Towel
    Lots of Smiles

  • Requirements

    10 yrs old
    Low level of fitness required and no experience necessary

  • Departure Times

    Summer only - 9.00am, 12pm and 3.00pm

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The ultimate kiwi whitewater experience in one of the most beautiful places in the world!!! We just wanted to do it all again!!!
Paul Smith, Australia