For a wild white water adventure, hit up the Kaituna River in New Zealand. Located on the North Island in the Bay of Plenty region, the Kaituna is world-famous for its rafting and kayaking conditions. In fact, part of the river contains a slalom course that has been used as a training run by Olympic athletes and world champions. Need more to convince you? The river is home to the seven-metre high Tutea Falls, the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world. Add to that grade 5 rapids, sheer rock faces and narrow gorges, and you have one wild white water rafting ride. Not an experienced rafter, but still want to brave the Kaituna? No worries—there are plenty of organized rafting operators in the area, ready to help novices tackle the rapids.
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