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

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.

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Duration 6 hours
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  • What's included :
    • 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)
    What's excluded :
    • Accommodation
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

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

    Meet at River Valley Lodge around 9am. Your guide will give you a quick briefing and kit you out with all your river gear. We aim to get you on the river around 10am.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Rangitikei District, Rangitikei District, Manawatu-Wanganui Region, North Island

    Spend the rest of the day floating down the beautiful rangitikei river. There will be gentle grade 1-2 rapids (as well as 2 grade 3 rapids at the start which we usually walk around). The scenery on this section of the river is amazing. Stop by the side of the river for a picnic lunch, and a swim if you are keen.

    Duration: 4 hours

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

    Around 3pm get picked up from Tarata Lodge and driven back to the starting point, River Valley Lodge.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    River Valley Lodge 266 Mangahoata Road, RD2, Taihape 4792, New Zealand
    Departure Time :
    09:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • 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 travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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Activity ID: V-101586P3

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