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River Valley Rafting - Grade 5 White Water Rafting on the Rangitikei River

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Stop At: River Valley Adventures, 266 Mangahoata Road, Taihape 4792 New Zealand

Your trip starts at River Valley Lodge. Meet at the lodge for the trip briefing and get kitted out with lots of equipment to keep you warm and safe on the river. Then, we drive you 30 mins to the put on. The trip finishes back at River Valley Lodge for hot showers.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Rangitikei River, New Zealand

Every river is different in character, offering a different type of experience. So what if what you are really looking for is plenty of rapids? Lots of drops, steep chutes, rapids that are challenging, rapids where you have to work as part of the team. The Grade 5 white water section of the Rangitikei River could be just what you are looking for.

Often recognised as one of the top half day Grade 5 White Water Rafting Trips in the world, your trip on the Rangitikei starts off easier, with sections of fun Grade 2 and Grade 3 rapids, great practice for what lies ahead!

Over a two to three hour period, and 11 kms of river, you will experience rapids that start at that easy end, and culminate in the gorge. A section of the river where 10 major rapids, from Grade 3+ to Grade 5, line up one after the other to thrill you and excite you. Some of these rapids are short and sharp, while others carry on for several hundred meters.

Duration: 3 hours
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Departure Point
River Valley Lodge, Mangahoata Rd, Pukeokahu 4792, New Zealand
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • All equipment is provided - Wetsuit, helmet, lifejacket, neoprene booties, fleece top, paddle jacket, and on cooler days, neoprene gloves and neoprene socks.
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This is a very active trip - you need to be physically fit enough to paddle and move around the boat
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a very active trip - you need to be physically fit enough to paddle and move around the boat
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rafting was an absolutley amazing way to start our wedding day. Great venue, beautiful location, fantastic food and amazing staff. Thanks for making our stay everything we could of hoped for and more.More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Talulalamont
rivervalleynz, Digital Media Manager at River Valley Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora Talula & Eli, Thanks for your lovely review. Glad you had a great time here and managed to try the rafting and horse trekking as well as having your wedding! It was awesome having you and your family here for the weekend. Congratulations...More

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