Kaituna Rapids-Okere Falls (F8)

Kaituna Rapids at Okere Falls Rotorua.  Tutea’s Falls, Trout Pool swimming hole.

GPS: -38.014311 176.343936

Kaituna-Hamurana overview

Kaituna-Hamurana overview

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Rotorua region overview

Rotorua region overview

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Carpark map of Okere Falls-Kaituna Rapids walk

Carpark map of Okere Falls-Kaituna Rapids walk

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Overview of the rafting waterfall viewpoint

Overview of the rafting waterfall viewpoint

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Most of the rafts make it upright, but every now and then one spills everyone out..

Most of the rafts make it upright, but every now and then one spills everyone out..

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Watching a raft shoot Tutea's falls.  Here we go!

Watching a raft shoot Tutea’s falls. Here we go!

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The same raft, seconds later, actually disappearing under the white water!!

The same raft, seconds later, actually disappearing under the white water!!

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Then, pop, up comes the raft after its momentary submersion.  Oh my god, could white water rafting be more thrilling than this

Then, pop, up comes the raft after its momentary submersion. Oh my god, could white water rafting be more thrilling than this

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Tutea's cave, located just down the steps from the  waterfall viewpoint

Tutea’s cave, located just down the steps from the waterfall viewpoint

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At the far end of the track local kids are often leaping into the Kaituna Stream where they woosh down to the  Trout Pool swimming hole.

At the far end of the track local kids are often leaping into the Kaituna Stream where they woosh down to the Trout Pool swimming hole.

At the far end of the track local kids are often leaping into the Kaituna Stream where they woosh down to the  Trout Pool swimming hole.

The Trout Pool swimming hole downriver f thee lower carpark.

The Trout Pool swimming hole downriver f thee lower carpark.

Walkway from downriver carpark.

Walkway from downriver carpark.

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