Activities to get the blood pumping


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River Rats Raft & Kayak
Head Office at 391 State Highway 33, Mourea, Rotorua. Freephone 0800 333 900

Based in Rotorua, River Rats Raft & Kayak have been offering quality adventures for over 30 years. We pride ourselves on a safety first culture and our attention to detail.

There is a rafting trip to suit everyone, from a gentle grade 2 scenic raft trip on the Lower Rangitaiki River, the 65 rapids of the grade 3 Tongariro River, the 14km scenic adventure trip on the grade 3-4 Rangitaiki River through to full on grade 5 action on the Wairoa River and the world's highest commercially rafted waterfall - the Kaituna!

There are also plenty of Rotorua Kayaking options available as freedom hire or a guided tour. Paddle the local lakes to a secluded beach or enjoy a hot water swim only accessible by boat.


Wet 'n' Wild Rafting

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Wet 'n' Wild Rafting
Headquarters at 2 White Street, Rotorua. Phone 07-349 6567

Based in Rotorua, Wet 'n' Wild offers regular, guided white water rafting options on five different rivers, graded from 2 to 5.

Rafting is all about excitement, relaxation and teamwork. We like to embrace each rafting adventure at a leisurely pace to give you the time to fully appreciate the experience. On your Wet 'n' Wild adventure you will enjoy multiple sensations ... the exhilaration and thrill from nature's powerful forces at work, the whitewater and the respect that it commands; you will be in awe of the spectacular scenery that encompasses you throughout the journey, and you will relish in the contentment of achievement and fulfillment of personal and team challenges met and mastered along the way.

Wet 'n' Wild has been rafting New Zealand Rivers safely for 29 years, resulting in an accumulated wealth of rafting knowledge and experience to share with our customers.

Every trip has its own experiences that will provide you with memories to treasure forever.


Canopy Tours

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Rotorua Canopy Tours - The Original
Headquarters at 147 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua

Opened in August 2012 and already receiving raving reviews from customers and the national media, Rotorua Canopy Tours is fast becoming the sought after experience in Rotorua.

Embark on a magical journey, only 15 minutes from Rotorua, through untouched native New Zealand forest from an unexplored perspective. On a 3 hour guided eco-tour, experience 1.2 kilometres of forest suspended up to 22 metres high amongst ancient trees.

Mix thrill and wonder through an incredible network of trails, tree platforms, ziplines (flying fox) and swing bridges.

The changing views are breath taking as you experience the thrill of flying through changing landscapes from high above unexplored forested valleys, to tight openings through the forest sub canopy, to amongst stands of giant long forgotten trees.


Canopy Tours Ultimate

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Rotorua Canopy Tours - The Ultimate
Headquarters at 147 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua

Soar through the trees and experience New Zealand's ancient forest like never before - in two unforgettable zipline adventures. Immerse yourself in this intact native eco-system filled with towering trees, native flora and beautiful birdsong.

Rotorua Canopy Tours is Rotorua's number one ranked outdoor experience on Trip Advisor. There are two unique eco-tour experiences to choose from, featuring a network of ziplines, suspended swing bridges, treetop platforms and forest trails, as you journey deep into 500 hectares of ancient forest. This is the New Zealand you came to see!

Each tour has a limit of 10 people and your authentic Kiwi guide brings knowledge, fun and creativity to a story that goes back 1000 years. It's an adventure that puts you at the heart of the forest restoration story, with every ticket purchased contributing to conservation efforts to restore the Dansey Road Scenic Reserve.

The Ultimate Tour is higher, longer and 100% more spectacular. This 3.5 hour experience features 1.2km of ziplines (the longest is 400m!). It includes a suspended cliff-face walkway, swing bridges, controlled descent and an impressive spiral staircase. Glide across wide open valleys, deep gorges and lose yourself in this untouched forest.



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Agroventures - Agrojet
Paradise Valley Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua

Agroventures is New Zealand's most thrilling adventure playground that boasts not one or two, but FIVE high octane rides that will set your adventurous side alight. The fun began in 1999 with the opening of the world's first commercial sprint boat the Agrojet and was closely followed by Rotorua Bungy, the super body swing Swoop, the Southern Hemisphere's first wind tunnel Freefall Xtreme and finally the one and only Shweeb!... All of which promise to take you to the edge of your limitations. Situated in the idyllic surroundings of Paradise Valley just 10 minutes north of Rotorua and accompanied by a host of wildlife (foreign and native from Buffalo to ostriches), our picturesque park is the perfect setting for a fun day out.



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Agroventures - Shweeb
Paradise Valley Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua

Are you Bike curious? Then get your race face on at Agroventures, put your fast feet forward and race through space on the Shweeb. This is the world’s most efficient man-powered machine, hanging in cycling pods from an overhead rail, you can race at up to 45kmph against the clock, friends or foes over a 600m track.

The bullet-shaped recumbent (meaning lie back) pods are suspended under two inverse tracks that weave 200m long and ride 7m high. Fight the inertia as you swing around every corner and beat the rest to be the best!



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Agroventures - Freefall Xtreme
Paradise Valley Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua

Agroventures' Freefall Xtreme is the closest you will get to being a super hero. Fly unattached on a giant wind column!

Staff provide you with a flight suit, training and a few tips and tricks before you head out onto the flight zone. Our team stays with you the entire time to ensure that you make the most of your free flight experience and they'll even put you through a few twists, spins and barrel rolls.

There is plenty of room for friends and family to watch you fly and it will have them laughing till their sides hurt!

Ride the breeze and capture the air!



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Agroventures - Swoop
Paradise Valley Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua

Pull the cord, take the ride! Dive head first into the action on the super swing Swoop at Agroventures. Secured in body harnesses, feel the anticipation rise as you, and up to two friends, are slowly elevated to 40m high, where the bravest of you releases the cord sending you plummeting down to just over a metre from the ground. You'll reach exhilarating speeds of up to 130kmph.

If you like Superman, Tarzan, Spiderman or giant rope swings then you will love the Swoop!


Kawarau Jet

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Kawarau Jetboating and Parasailing
Rotorua City Lakefront, Rotorua

For over 40 years Kawarau Jet have shown holidaymakers from all around the world how exhilarating Jet boating can be. Based at the Rotorua City lakefront, Kawarau Jet offers speed, spins and adrenalin on the iconic BIG yellow jet boats. Kawarau Jet offer an endless range of Rotorua jet boat rides that offer historical, cultural and informational experiences, with an added adrenalin rush - and it's suitable for ALL ages!

Combine your jet boat adrenalin rush with a K-Jet Parasailing experience to conquer Lake Rotorua - both on and off the water! Kjet Parasailing is a truly unique experience where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the exhilaration of free flight up to 400 feet and admire the views of Rotorua.

Kawarau Jet offers jet boating in Rotorua 365 days per year (weather permitting).



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New Zealand River Jet and 'The Squeeze'
Cnr State Highway 5 and Tutukau Road (44kms from Rotorua)

Begin with a scenic jet boat ride through Tutukau Gorge. Sit back and take in the remarkable landscape, learn the history and legends of the area and enjoy an abundance of unique wildlife.

Just when you thought you had an easy day ahead, your driver asks you to disembark the boat in knee deep warm water. You head towards a narrow gap in the cliff face ahead of you and start the challenge of 'The Squeeze'.

After manoeuvring your way through narrow crevasses, climbing boulders, and wading through warm waist deep water you emerge in stunning native New Zealand bush. Immerse yourself in the environment and take the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere while relaxing in the thermal waters of a naturally heated bathing pool and hot waterfall.

While 'squeezing' your way back to the boat, prepare your self for the action packed ride ahead of you. Hang on tight and enjoy all the thrills, excitement, speed and spins you would expect from the Hamilton Jet.



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Western Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua

Zorb is a New Zealand company that invented the 'Zorb Globe' and has developed the sport of globe riding (rolling down the hill in a large inflatable ball). If you are a thrill-seeker then globe riding is a must-do experience during your stay in Rotorua. Increase the thrill by adding water into the globe - this is called the 'Zydro Ride' and will send you slipping, sliding and tumbling all the way to the bottom of the specially designed hills. Described as a cross between a roller-coaster and a water slide, the Zydro Ride will leave you feeling refreshed and ready for more! There is a choice of two tracks - straight or zig zag.



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Rafting - Kaitiaki Adventures
Lake Rotoiti Holiday Park, 103 Okere Rd, (off SH33), Okere Falls

Kaitiaki Adventures offers Grade 5 white water rafting at its best. Pass through amazing steep, narrow, bush clad canons through 14 rapids and over the
7 metre Kaituna Waterfall. This is adrenalin overload!

Or why not try sledging, where you are in control of your own purpose-built river sledge motivated by flippers on your feet and equipped with the best gear and guidance available. With rapids named 'rollercoaster' or 'mothers nightmare' you know you're in for a good ride! Transport from Rotorua Tourism Centre provided.


Mountain Bike

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Mountain Bike Rotorua
Whakarewarewa Forest, Waipa State Mill Road, Rotorua

The world's best mountain bike trails. That's not our own boast. That's what Australian Mountain Bike (AMB) magazine said when they recently visited. Mountain Bike Rotorua is your gateway to the Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest, the stunning jewel in the crown of the adventure destination that is Rotorua. Located at the forest itself the friendly team here at the MBR base have everything you need to get out and ride!

Along with her natural beauty, the true strength of our forest is that it caters to all levels of Mountain Bike interest. It doesn't matter if you've never been mountain biking before or you live, eat, breathe and dream about your next MTB fix, Whakarewarewa Forest has trails for you. With more than 100kms of mountain biking trail loop options for you to choose and explore you can opt to hire our bikes for 2 hours, half day, full day, or go on multi-day adventures. We also have guided tour and adventure day (bike / raft / kayak / hot pool) options and bike mechanical support available onsite. Coupled with our new Waipa Store Cafe our base is now an unmissable feature of your forest exploration.



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OGO Rotorua
525 Ngongotaha Road, Rotorua

The OGO is a 3 metre (11 foot) inflatable transparent plastic ball that you jump inside with your swim suits on, a few bucket loads of warm water is thrown inside before commencing to roll down the hill on purpose-built tracks as long as 250 metres.

Choose from a straight track or the Sidewinder zig-zag track. Add to the excitement (and dizziness!) by choosing a Harness ride where you are strapped to the inside of the ball as you roll down the hill.

Photographs and video are taken throughout your OGO experience, including a waterproof camera which you take inside OGO to film all the thrills, sloshy spills, fun and laughter. Images are put onto a DVD for you to take.


Off Road NZ

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Off Road NZ
193 Amoore Road, RD2, Rotorua (off SH5 between Rotorua and Hamilton)

Off Road NZ provide the best self-drive, off road vehicle experiences in New Zealand, including 4WD Bush Safaris and Monster 4X4 Thrill Rides. On the 4WD Bush Safari you professional guide, up ahead, gives you instructions while your heart is racing with anticipation. The terrain is like nothing you've encountered before and the challenges come thick and fast! As you traverse unbelievably steep climbs and descents; tight, twisting bends; deep, muddy holes; the 4WD rocks and pitches. Foliage brushes past… you come to a bridge of poles over a creek - how can you possibly get across that? And suddenly the luge: a six metre-high controlled slide down a near-vertical 80-degree slope. Adrenaline pumping, you try not to look down. Follow instructions and take a leap of faith!

The Monster 4X4 Thrill Ride you'll feel your adrenaline begin to pump. With a roar and utilising its massive suspension, it accelerates into the bush and tears up a steep track. The 4X4's unique 4-wheel steering mechanism helps to power through New Zealand native bush, up and down near-vertical slopes tackling the 'Widow Maker' and the 'Loggers Long Drop'. Your knuckles are white as trees brush past. It twists; it bucks; it swerves; it tilts - every part of your body will be holding on tight.

Off Road NZ's newest adventure is Raceline Karting providing an opportunity to race a 390cc 4-stroke Kart on New Zealand's newest and longest KartSport circuit.

Off Road NZ is located on a beautiful NZ native bush-clad property on the Mamaku Plateau, just 20 minutes north of Rotorua City.


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