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The Rangitaiki Grade 2 scenic trip is an extraordinary adventure for the whole family (ages 5 and up) and those wanting time on the water to enjoy the spectacular scenery.

The expedition starts at the base of Aniwhenua Falls in the lower Rangitaiki River. Spend 1.5 hours on the water as you paddle past cascading waterfalls, lush native forest, and through the striking rock gorge. There are some fun rapids but they are nice rolling wave trains without many obstacles to avoid, so you get the fun without the technical difficulty – it’s the best of both worlds!

The full expedition is 5.5 hours including a picnic-style lunch, Rotorua transfers, safety training, and river time of approximately 1.5 hours. You don’t need rafting experience for this one but you do need to be able to get down the rock step formations to start the journey.

Enjoy an epic family adventure on the river.

Complimentary pick up is available from your central Rotorua commercial accommodation or, if you prefer, you can meet us at River Rats Base in Murupara.

Rangitaiki Scenic Grade 2 Raft

4 Hours

$499 NZD

Enjoy a fun & beautiful rafting trip on the Rangitikei River, with mostly grade 2 rapids and with lunch included this is a fun adventure that the whole family can enjoy!

Experience provided by

River Rats

Important Information
  • Trips are subject to minimum numbers, water levels and weather conditions.
  • Suitable for all active people 5 years and over.
  • Recommended minimum weight limit 20kg, Maximum 125kg.


  • Safety Helmets
  • Lifejackets
  • Wetsuits
  • Polar Fleece Tops (weather dependent)
  • Spray jackets (weather dependent)
  • Wetsuit Booties


  • Swimsuit
  • Towel

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