If you like to read advice and reviews and experiences from other travellers before trying out something then you might find www.rankers.co.nz a really useful website while planning what to do and what to spend your money on.
Rankers provide ‘New Zealand traveller reviews and independent travel information for New Zealand activities, transport, campgrounds and tour companies’. For example, at the time of writing this post, Kaitiaki Rafting in Rotorua, a very popular grade 5 rapid raft or sledge ride, has 83 reviews and an overall ranking of 84%.
Currently there are over 39,000 reviews on a huge variety of travel services and of course you have the opportunity to rank companies yourself once you have tried their activity.
Happy reading and we hope you enjoy the many activities on offer in New Zealand.