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Rotorua Epic Tandem Kayak Tours



NZWA offers tandem kayak trips to anyone who wants to experience the amazing world of whitewater, head-on, for themselves or side-by-side with friends. No prior experience is required! In fact, this tour is the BEST whitewater kayaking excursion in the world for someone with no experience. Sign up and let us take you on a one-on-one trip down the famous Kaituna River, off the world's highest commercially kayaked waterfall and through 14 exciting rapids – all through an amazing river gorge, surrounded by subtropical native forest. (Average trip time is 45 minutes to one hour on the water.)


Tandem kayak tours are 1:1 ratio, (one instructor per one client) and include an additional kayaker alongside the tour for extra safety. We can accommodate four clients per trip – perfect for couples or groups of friends wanting to take on the river together! (Max weight 95 kg)  


Day 1 : Epic Tandem Kayak Tour
Highlights Take on Tutea Falls the world highest commercially kayaked waterfall! Relax in the stunning deep native bush lined gorge. Get the full attention of you entertaining guide in this one on one experience. Smash through 14 exciting rapids and three amazing waterfalls. Try this bucket list experience
Meals :None

Pickups / Departures

We run up to four tours a day at 9 am, 11.45 am, 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm.
The customers will meet us at 780 State Highway 33, Okere Falls and look for the purple flags. If clients would like a pickup in Rotorua, this will need to be arranged at least 72 hours before the trip and may incur an additional cost. 


  1. Raw Go Pro Footage ($60) – Go Pro video footage from a choice of; your helmet, your guide’s helmet or the front of the kayak. You will be given the SD card straight from the camera with the raw footage from your trip. Additional cameras; $40 per extra camera.
  2. The NZWA Social Media Bonanza ($100)  – Raw Go Pro Footage + edited video of your tour with music Additional cameras; $40 per extra camera. (best value)

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Rotorua Epic Tandem Kayak Tours