We would not be here today if not for our incredible sponsors
The Predator Free Okere Project is in currently run under the The Okere Project Trust
Kiwibank is working with the Predator Free NZ Trust (PFNZ), supporting communities to take on the predator free challenge and help everyday New Zealanders take action in their backyard.
The initiative has seen selected communities receive subsidised trapping equipment and support to get a community backyard trapping program in action. PFNZ has also provided help, advice and access to best practice. Our goal is to get a trap in every 5th backyard in towns, suburbs and neighbourhoods in New Zealand who want to make their community predator free.
Rotorua Lakes Council have made a generous donation to help with payment towards getting traps out into public area of Okere Falls.
Rotorua Rafting was established in 2011 with the goal to provide the best white water rafting in New Zealand and the world. Not only have we set out to be the best rafting in NZ but also to bring the best value for money rafting on the market. To date we are stoked with how we have been doing with so many people saying it’s the highlight of their holiday. Rotorua Rafting has proudly been created and operated by Kaituna born and bred, four time Extreme Kayaking World Champion Sam Sutton. Alongside the best kiwi senior guides, Rotorua Rafting have fast become the best rafting company in the region, this is not measured in numbers but in the stoke that customers receive from coming down the river with us. It is our goal to bring the fun back to Rafting, so with the perfect river located in our backyard, we are here to share our dream with you.
Today, Okere Falls Store is known as New Zealand’s best eco-friendly cafe. Sarah is passionate about having a business that works in harmony with the community and is gentle on the environment. In 2016, Okere Falls Store banned all Coca Cola products because they believe that what you drink should not only taste good, it should be good for the land. Sarah introduced the initiative ‘Striving to Make Rotorua Plastic Bag Free’ by 2018 to bring awareness of single-use plastics on our environment and how we each have a part to play by the decisions we make.
Kaituna Cascades was the original company to explore and open up Rotorua’s mighty Kaituna River and the now legendary 7 metre waterfall – a long standing achievement and one we are very proud of.
We were the first company to name the now famous rapids and give people the opportunity to paddle rafts and topo duo kayaks down this awesome river. For each person that achieves this adrenalin rush it is a personal triumph and a once in a lifetime experience. We get to do it almost every day “It’s the best job in the world!!”
Kaituna Cascades continues to be the best, is always fun and most importantly strives to be the safest company on the river. Since being established in 1991, we are still locally owned and operated.
Pure Cruise is a unique sailing cruise experience on Lake Rotoiti, Rotorua. Based in Okawa Bay, Every cruise is tailored to guests’ desires, activity choices, requirements and duration. Encounter the best Lake Rotoiti has to offer with Pure Cruise New Zealand aboard our luxury yacht Tiua, a stylish 53-foot catamaran. Enjoy an eco-sailing experience in pure comfort on Lake Rotoiti, a pristine natural environment rich in cultural history and natural wonders.
Embark on the ultimate Rotorua Adventure with our experienced local guides. Navigate a wildly beautiful landscape while learning about Kaitiakitanga – guardianship and protection of the land. Go rafting in Rotorua and conquer the 7m Tutea Falls, the highest commercially raftable waterfall in the world. Try your hand at sledging to explore the rainforest-clad Kaituna River. Or, venture into the heart of a volcanic crater when you hike Mount Tarawera. We blend quality adventures with Maori culture for an experience you’ll never forget.
A genuine, kiwi experience in a spectacular place
It’s the simple stuff that makes all the difference – outstanding guides, great flexibility in all inclusive trips, the most beautiful forests in New Zealand, exciting riding and expert interpretation of our unique flora and fauna.