Half Day, Grade 5, White Water Rafting on the Rangitikei River

Our grade 5, white water rafting trip is often recognised as one of the best half day trips in the world!

With 10 major rapids on this 11 km run, plus numerous smaller rapids, there is plenty to get excited about.

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  • What's included :
    • All equipment is provided - Wetsuit, helmet, lifejacket, neoprene booties, fleece top, paddle jacket, and on cooler days, neoprene gloves and neoprene socks.
    What's excluded :
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    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

  • Departure Point :
    River Valley Lodge, Mangahoata Road, Pukeokahu 4792, New Zealand
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • 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-101586P1

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