A splash of Maori history with a drop of white water rafting

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.


Minimum Age 10yrs (Half trip - Grade 3)

Low level of fitness required and no experience necessary.


Free transfers from Central Rotorua

 All safety equipment

Gentle bush walk with knowledgeable local guide

Rafting on the

Kaituna River (Grade 3)

River time 30mins,

 allow 2.5 hours

Photos available after the trip


Summer Only - 

9am, 12pm, and 3pm

Others on demand


All you need is swimsuit and towel, everything else is provided.


We are located right next to the Okere Falls store which even has its own German beer garden.

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