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

River Valley Adventures

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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 stopping for lunch along the way.

What You'll Get

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 River, New Zealand

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

Additional Information

  • 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 15 travelers
  • 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)

  • Accommodation

Departure Point
River Valley Lodge, Mangahoata Road, Pukeokahu 4792, New Zealand

Departure Time
9:30 AM

6 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the River Valley Adventures in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.