Welcome to Kaituna Kayaks

We are a small Kayaking company based on the banks of the beautiful Kaituna River, just north of Rotorua, in the North Island of New Zealand.


We offer all aspects of kayaking on a number of North Island rivers. We cater for all levels and abilities, offering lessons and courses, tandem kayak trips, guided whitewater trips and scenic sea kayaking trips on Lake Rotoiti.


Develop your skills quickly using up-to-date techniques to suit modern boats and equipment in either group or private lessons - from complete beginner to seasoned pro, our lessons and trips are customised just for you.


Kayaking is an amazing sport that can take you places that not many get to see, so come along and enjoy the fun and amazing places with us.

Kayak lessons on the Kaituna River 

(Prices include kayak and gear rental)

These course dates can also be run as PACK RAFTING COACHING or COAST 2 COAST GRADE 2 COACHING, just get in touch with your needs. We just need a minimum of 2 clients to run each date.


Please call or email to book







Beginner/ GRADE 2 Kayak 2 Day Courses

these dates are also our grade 2 coast 2 coast courses



September 2023

23rd 24th: 2 day beginner kayak course. $480 pp

30th 1st oct: 2 day beginner kayak course. $480pp


October 2023

7th 8th: 2 day beginner kayak course. $480 pp


November 2023

11th 12th  2 day beginner kayak course. $480 pp