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The Awesome Scenic Rafting Adventure - Full Day Rafting on the Rangitikei River provided by River Valley Adventures

The Awesome Scenic Rafting Adventure - Full Day Rafting on the Rangitikei River

The Awesome Scenic Rafting Adventure - Full Day Rafting on the Rangitikei River
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
25
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    6h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    25
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
With over 30 Grade 2 (easy) rapids, amazing scenery and a riverside lunch, the 13 km section of the Rangitikei River downstream from River Valley Lodge is perfect for all ages.   On the way down the river, immense cliffs cradle the river canyon. It is in one of these sections that we stop and have a picnic lunch. From there it is a relaxing float out to the take out, followed by a scenic drive back to River Valley Lodge. For those wanting more of an adventure, we can run this trip with inflatable kayaks. Or, for those who are less active we can take oared rafts. This is a full day trip, departing from River Valley Lodge at 9.30am.  You will be spending approximately 4 hours on the river, plus a stop for your picnic lunch along the way.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
Japanese, English, French
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Japanese, English, French
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 101586P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • All Equipment (helmet, wetsuit, or fleece lined paddle pants, helmet, lifejacket, neoprene booties, fleece top, paddle jacket, and on cooler days, neoprene gloves and neoprene socks)
Exclusions
  • Accommodation
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • River Valley Lodge 266 Mangahoata Road, RD2, Taihape 4792, New Zealand If you are using a GPS then our co-ordinates are – South 39°37-800 East 176°02-583 – however we do not recommend using GPS as it does not take you on the easiest route. The Details • If you are traveling South, turn left at the River Valley signpost, 18km after Waiouru. • If you are traveling North, use the Gretna Hotel in Taihape as your starting point, with the Gretna Hotel on your left. The 32km drive will last around 35 minutes after taking you through some of New Zealand’s finest and most picturesque hill country. Please follow the regular signs to River Valley. • After turning off State Highway 1, you will cross two bridges coming from Waiouru, and three bridges coming from Taihape. • The last 1.5 km’s are gravel and take you to the Lodge at the end of Mangahoata Road.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum group size of 2 adults, or 1 adult and 2 children - minimum numbers must be met for this trip to run
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • All Equipment (helmet, wetsuit, or fleece lined paddle pants, helmet, lifejacket, neoprene booties, fleece top, paddle jacket, and on cooler days, neoprene gloves and neoprene socks)
Exclusions
  • Accommodation
Departure details
  • River Valley Lodge 266 Mangahoata Road, RD2, Taihape 4792, New Zealand If you are using a GPS then our co-ordinates are – South 39°37-800 East 176°02-583 – however we do not recommend using GPS as it does not take you on the easiest route. The Details • If you are traveling South, turn left at the River Valley signpost, 18km after Waiouru. • If you are traveling North, use the Gretna Hotel in Taihape as your starting point, with the Gretna Hotel on your left. The 32km drive will last around 35 minutes after taking you through some of New Zealand’s finest and most picturesque hill country. Please follow the regular signs to River Valley. • After turning off State Highway 1, you will cross two bridges coming from Waiouru, and three bridges coming from Taihape. • The last 1.5 km’s are gravel and take you to the Lodge at the end of Mangahoata Road.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum group size of 2 adults, or 1 adult and 2 children - minimum numbers must be met for this trip to run
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    River Valley
    River Valley Lodge 266 Mangahoata Road, RD2, Taihape 4792, New Zealand
    If you are using a GPS then our co-ordinates are – South 39°37-800 East 176°02-583 – however we do not recommend using GPS as it does not take you on the easiest route. The Details • If you are traveling South, turn left at the River Valley signpost, 18km after Waiouru. • If you are traveling North, use the Gretna Hotel in Taihape as your starting point, with the Gretna Hotel on your left. The 32km drive will last around 35 minutes after taking you through some of New Zealand’s finest and most picturesque hill country. Please follow the regular signs to River Valley. • After turning off State Highway 1, you will cross two bridges coming from Waiouru, and three bridges coming from Taihape. • The last 1.5 km’s are gravel and take you to the Lodge at the end of Mangahoata Road.
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    River Valley Adventures
    Stop: 60 minutes
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    Rangitikei District
    Stop: 4 hours
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    River Valley Adventures
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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karinz2714
Taihape24 contributions
Mar 2022
The scenery was picture perfect, and the two guides made the trip memorable and informative. Participating in this with my work colleagues, one of whom was not very confident with water, made it an excellent form of team building that I would highly recommend.
The accommodation and catering were excellent, especially the River Valley philosophy of Paddock to plate, which made the food all the more delicious.
In total, excellent food, great company, we made some new friends, they joined our group of 8 for dinner and games. River Valley more than an adventure, an experience.
Written 13 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
rivervalleynz
Kia Ora, Thanks for leaving us a review. Glad your group enjoyed the rafting trip, and your stay with us. The rafting is definitely a great team experience. We hope you can visit again. Kind regards, Dani
Written 14 March 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kristy Wilson
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Family
A wonderful family adventure for three generations. Everyone had a different favourite part of the trip from the beautiful scenery, entertaining guides, jumping off the rocks and swimming, to the yummy food. Kids, parents and grandparents all voted it a resounding must do activity again. Thank you River Valley!
Written 16 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
rivervalleynz
Kia Ora, Thanks for leaving us a lovely review. Glad your family thoroughly enjoyed the scenic rafting trip. We hope you can join us again sometime. Kind Regards, Dani
Written 17 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Andrew H
1 contribution
Dec 2021
What an awesome place! Idyllic scenery, great accommodation, clean and well organised facilities, amazing food, good beer... what else can i say? Oh, and the scenic rafting is just spot on for a family allowing for time to take in the breath taking vistas and enough adventure to exhilarate the kids.
Thank you River Valley for an amazing stay and some great memories
Written 9 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

boatboss
Petone, New Zealand11 contributions
Jan 2021
We had an amazing day on the river with Brian, The kids and me were so lucky to have this incredible guided trip through some stunning scenery, and try this new experience in a safe and exciting way, including a yummy lunch.
We also stayed 2 nights at River Valley, the atmosphere is peaceful, the river is crystal clear, the home made and home grown food was fantastic (thanks Miranda!) and the conversations were genuine and interesting.
Come on Kiwi’s! - get into your outdoors and discover this gem of a place, come and see your amazing backyard, spend some time reflecting, enjoy talking without any technology (no phone signal 😀) , and make the most of this place before all the tourists come back! Thanks Team!
Written 2 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
rivervalleynz
Kia Ora, Thanks for leaving us a review. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and your rafting trip with Brian. It definitely it a gem of a place! We hope you can visit again. Kind regards, Dani
Written 13 February 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

BP
1 contribution
Apr 2022
Fabulous place to go for a few days of rest and relaxation. I stayed 2 nights at River Valley Lodge and did the Scenic Rafting Trip on my last day. The trip was beautiful. The guides were excellent and informative. The Lodge itself is just what i was looking for. My room was perfect, the staff were friendly and really helpful. The food was YUM!!!. Thanks so much for enabling me to joy your slice of paradise. I will be back!
Written 15 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
rivervalleynz
Kia Ora, Thanks for leaving us a review. Glad you enjoyed your stay and our scenic rafting trip. We hope to see you again :) Kind regards, Dani
Written 17 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Friederike S
Wellington, New Zealand5 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
Totally recommended! The guides were super nice and very skilled. You glide through beautiful and amazing landscape. Our boys (10+12) totally loved it!
We had so much fun!
The lodge is in a stunning location and everybody was very friendly. Breakfast was delicious!
Written 18 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
rivervalleynz
Kia Ora Friederike, Thanks for leaving us a review. Glad you and the family enjoyed your rafting trip and stay with us. We hope to see you again sometime :) Kind regards, Dani
Written 20 December 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mike K
1 contribution
Dec 2019
This place from the time we first saw it till we left was a Great time. The food was was very good all meals.The people were very friendly ALL the time and all the people. Oh did I mention the float down the river. It was very Beautiful but the guides made it special. We had a blast. This sounds like an add but I would recomend this trip to everyone. almost forgot the place is very clean.
Written 8 January 2020
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rivervalleynz
Kia Ora, Thanks very much for your lovely review! Glad you enjoyed your visit and the rafting trip. Hope you can visit again sometime. Kind regards, Dani
Written 9 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Elizabeth D
23 contributions
What can I say about this place, welcoming friendly staff at this gorgeous family run lodge. Lovely accommodation looking out to the river.
Fabulous home cooking from Miranda and Jordan. Fantastic scenery on the scenic tour down the river. What a wonderful experience as our first time in NZ. Hope to return one day.
Written 11 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Poppy D
1 contribution
Mar 2021 • Business
Fantastic trip with school students, the scenery was breathtaking and Brian and Janey were awesome guides.
Written 24 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
rivervalleynz
Kia Ora Poppy, Thanks for leaving us a review and glad you guys had a good time on the rafting trip :) Kind regards, Dani
Written 25 March 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bram Deutz Ebeling
1 contribution
Feb 2021 • Couples
Brian was an outstanding host on the river. We thoroughly enjoyed his conpany. And the hospitality from the rest of the team there was great. Food was top notch
Written 11 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
rivervalleynz
Kia Ora, Thanks so much for leaving us a review! Glad you had a great time - I will pass on your feedback to Brian and the rest of the team. Kind regards, Dani
Written 13 February 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: River Valley Adventures
lauren_mcmahon
lauren_mcmahon
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Best weekend evaaa
We had the best weekend evaaaa at River Valley. We loved the comfy, homely, warm, friendly atmosphere, and were sup
Toni S
Toni S
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A truly one off experience
Wow what an amazing experience for our family, 2 adults, 2 teenagers ! we went from the beautiful home grown and co
MattC5419
MattC5419
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Amazing hosts, food, location and rafting!
Fantastic place, lovely people, food was amazing and the rafting was great too. I will definitely be coming back he
michaelbA1863NW
michaelbA1863NW
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Special People, Special Place
We stayed two nights with our leadership team, used the e-bikes and did a half day river trip in the inflatable kay
K1676CIdianat
K1676CIdianat
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A great time
Fantastic food and brilliant hosts A lovely scenic spot to unwind or enjoy some or one of the activities.
2Leigh70
2Leigh70
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Absolutely Brilliant!
What an amazing experience! All the staff were so welcoming and friendly. Janey our rafting guide was incredible an
jaimepB734ZN
jaimepB734ZN
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Wow!!!
We had the most amazing time. The Rafting was made extra awesome by have such a great team. Janey & Tom thank-you
Coastal755684
Coastal755684
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Stunning (5 star) scenery, horses and great company
Two day Lodge to Lodge ride late January. Going to sleep listening to the music of the river, up early for breakfa
Deb2603
Deb2603
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Highly recommend this riding experience
Excellent 2 day ride on one of the wonderful horses I have been visiting River Valley for over 13 years and the exp
Sharron456
Sharron456
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Fantastic whānau adventure
We had an amazing whānau experience with the half-day rafting over Waitangi weekend. The instructors made sure we h
Flokalamz
Flokalamz
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Amazing holiday
River Valley provides the most awesome Kiwi experience. I did the lodge to lodge horse trek with my daughter. The b
Michael D
Michael D
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Rafting and Lodge stay, just awesome !
The hospitality and expert guidance from all the River Valley crew, they made this not just an activity but a blood
kerryandsue2018
kerryandsue2018
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Amazing school trip
We took a school group of children aged between 6-11 years for an overnight rafting trip. All the rafting clothing
ronac788
ronac788
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Nature at its best
We spent our first afternoon at River Valley jumping from the cliff into the beautiful swimming hole right in front
LouiseB10000
LouiseB10000
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Burn the breeze
Did the 3hr Burn the Breeze ride on Dakota. Fantastic! Lovely horses, scenery and great to start to learning new sk
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