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With over 30 Grade 2 (easy) rapids, a side hike to a spectacular waterfall  and a riverside lunch, this 13 km section of the Rangitikei River  is perfect for all ages.

If you’re not up for full on white water rafting action, this scenic trip, with enough rapids to make it interesting and exciting might just be the ticket for you.

This is a rafting trip that is super safe, scenic, interesting, and FUN!

On the way down, immense cliffs cradle the river canyon. It is in one of these sections that you 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 where you began.

The guides will ensure that you are equipped with appropriate equipment, both to keep you warm, and to keep you out of harm.

Depending on the day this could include, wetsuits or specially designed bib style splash pants, neoprene boots and lifejackets. Helmets are always worn.

Total time on the actual river depends on flow, but is generally between 3 and a half to 4 hours. You will stop for lunch along the way. Please allow for a full day, with a meeting time of 9.30am at River Valley Lodge.

Why is this Chuffed Worthy?

Chuffed just love working with the the backbone of New Zealand’s visitor economy – the small, family owned & operated business built on a passion for people & place. Few businesses embody this idea more than River Valley, a family farm near Taihape, which currently has four generations of family involved in the running of the property & business.


A Beautiful Scenic River Adventure

8 hours

$499 NZD

With 30 grade 2 (easy) rapids, 13 km of river, steep canyon walls, a spectacular waterfall – this is a river trip suitable for almost anyone

Experience provided by

River Valley Ventures

Important Information
  • Operates October – April
  • Pre-booking required
  • Departs at 9.30am
  • These trips are based on minimum numbers – please contact the operator to confirm
  • All equipment provided

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