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Going over the edge of the 7m high Tutea Falls
Celerbration after an epic trip down the Kaituna River
High Stoke in between the first two waterfalls
Going over the Weir on the Kaituna River
Falling off the first waterfall on the Kaituna River
Flying off Tutea Falls on the Kaituna River
Epic Tandem Kayak Tours

Epic Tandem Kayak Tours

Tandem kayaking is a niche/specialty activity compared to traditional rafting trips in the area. There is nowhere else in the world that you can tandem kayak a river like this! Our ‘Epic Tandem Kayak Tour’ is the most hands-on, head-first approach to conquering the mighty Kaituna River.


NZ$ 299.00

Per Person


  • 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


Full Description

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 worlds 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)  



All kayaking gear & safety equipment

Meeting spot right next to the river

Experienced and entertaining guides.

Meeting Point

Look for the purple flags and the Marquee. Pull in the small gate opposite Trout Pool Rd.

Additional Information

Please bring a towel, togs(swimwear), water and a sense of adventure.

Please call if you would like photo or video packages.

Cancellation policy

Full refund if cancelled up to 48 hours before activity starts.

Good weather is required for this experience. If we need to cancel due to poor weather, you'll be offered a different date or a full refund.

There is a minimum number of travellers for this experience. If the minimum isn't met and we need to cancel, we will offer a different date/experience or a full refund.


– Please allow 24 hours for your professional photos to be uploaded to you. – We will only provide custom videos with footage from our own cameras. – NZWA will take no responsibility for the loss of a customer's camera, please bring your own camera at your own risk. -Our Epic Tandem Kayak Tour requires two participants for the trip to go ahead, we will try to reschedule you or refund you. -Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.


NZ$ 299.00

Per Person

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