White Water Rafting
We take great pride in offering a safe, exciting and highly professional water sport experience. To us this means welcoming our clients as genuine guests with utmost care, respect and attention to their individual and personal needs. Kaitiaki strives for long term success as a result of our commitment to providing our guests with the best experience possible. Kaitiaki Adventures offer many different experiences. We take great pride in offering a safe, exciting and highly professional water sport experience.
All our guides are specifically trained to offer an unforgettable trip, using their extensive overseas experience to compliment their guiding on the waterways surrounding Rotorua. With the world’s highest commercially rafted waterfall (7 metres 21ft) the Kaituna River is a whitewater enthusiasts dream come true. Flowing through an extremely steep canyon, 50 minutes you will paddle 14 awesome drops, including two waterfalls and some rapids.
Mt Tarawera Crater Walk
Experience the unique landscape and history of Mt Tarawera. Infamous for its eruption on June 10th, 1886, Mt Tarawera created the world’s youngest geothermal valley of Waimangu, at the same destroying the legendary Pink and White Terraces. This fully guided walking experience encompasses the unique landscape and history of the area. With unmatched scenic vistas and 360 panoramic views this experience is ideal for all ages and includes an optional run in to the heart of the volcanic crater.
It’s a must and an experience you will never forget.
Curriculum based student talks and worksheets available on request.
Students will be able to complete the assessment task on the sustainable use of the Rotorua environment by tourism.
A worksheet which allows the student to collect information and then complete the assessment task to gain four credits during the visit.
A detailed assessment schedule is also provided for teachers.
This assessment task allows students to collect information on the urban pattern of Tourism during a visit to tourist attractions and activities in Rotorua.
Students will be able to collect information on how the cultural process of tourism development has shaped the Rotorua environment while on a visit to Rotorua. Teachers need to provide their own worksheets and activities for some providers. We supply you with a satellite image of the Rotorua Central Business District, a map of the Rotorua urban are to show tourist attractions & a map of the Rotorua CBD
REN Members who can provide talks to students on request are:
Rotorua Museum, Skyline Rotorua, OGO Rotorua, Kaitiaki Adventures, Te Puia, Agrodome, ZORB, Wai-O-Tapu & Kawarau Jet.
A worksheet designed for completion by students on a visit to Rotorua:
• Skyline transports students to Mt Ngongotaha to cover field sketching,
• Rotorua Museum gives students geographic understanding of environments that have been changed by extreme natural events by focusing on the Mt Tarawera 1886 eruption.
• Te Wairoa, the Buried Village covers why the area was vulnerable to volcanic eruptions, the natural processes which caused the Tarawera eruption, effects of the eruption and how the people responded to the volcanic eruption,
• At Wai-o-Tapu thermal wonderland students make field notes on the effects of the volcanic eruptions on the natural environment.
Demonstrate knowledge of work roles in Tourism. Talk and worksheet supplied by providers on request.
Demonstrate knowledge of the business of tourism. Talk and worksheet supplied by providers on request.
Attractions listed are able to offer a talk on the sustainability of tourism development focusing on their product and in relation to their operations. But also with views on the wider issue and the actions that are needed to keep tourism in Rotorua sustainable, we have from the website a worksheet for students to complete when an attraction is booked through us to help teachers with material and to give students something to work with. When you book through us we can offer the password protected link to gather this information.