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Half Day, Grade 5, White Water Rafting on the Rangitikei River provided by River Valley Adventures

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

Half Day, Grade 5, White Water Rafting on the Rangitikei River
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100% of travelers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
25
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    25
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
Japanese, English, French
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Japanese, English, French
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 101586P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • All equipment is provided - Wetsuit, helmet, lifejacket, neoprene booties, fleece top, paddle jacket, and on cooler days, neoprene gloves and neoprene socks.
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • River Valley Lodge 266 Mangahoata Road, RD2, Taihape 4792, New Zealand If you are using a GPS then our co-ordinates are – South 39°37-800 East 176°02-583 – however we do not recommend using GPS as it does not take you on the easiest route. The Details • If you are traveling South, turn left at the River Valley signpost, 18km after Waiouru. • If you are traveling North, use the Gretna Hotel in Taihape as your starting point, with the Gretna Hotel on your left. The 32km drive will last around 35 minutes after taking you through some of New Zealand’s finest and most picturesque hill country. Please follow the regular signs to River Valley. • After turning off State Highway 1, you will cross two bridges coming from Waiouru, and three bridges coming from Taihape. • The last 1.5 km’s are gravel and take you to the Lodge at the end of Mangahoata Road.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum of 4 people needed for this trip to go ahead - if you have a smaller group please contact us and we can fit you in with more people
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • All our rafting trips are river level dependent - if the river is higher than our safe operating level we will not run the trip
  • This is a very active trip - you need to be physically fit enough to paddle and move around the boat
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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
Inclusions
  • All equipment is provided - Wetsuit, helmet, lifejacket, neoprene booties, fleece top, paddle jacket, and on cooler days, neoprene gloves and neoprene socks.
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • River Valley Lodge 266 Mangahoata Road, RD2, Taihape 4792, New Zealand If you are using a GPS then our co-ordinates are – South 39°37-800 East 176°02-583 – however we do not recommend using GPS as it does not take you on the easiest route. The Details • If you are traveling South, turn left at the River Valley signpost, 18km after Waiouru. • If you are traveling North, use the Gretna Hotel in Taihape as your starting point, with the Gretna Hotel on your left. The 32km drive will last around 35 minutes after taking you through some of New Zealand’s finest and most picturesque hill country. Please follow the regular signs to River Valley. • After turning off State Highway 1, you will cross two bridges coming from Waiouru, and three bridges coming from Taihape. • The last 1.5 km’s are gravel and take you to the Lodge at the end of Mangahoata Road.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum of 4 people needed for this trip to go ahead - if you have a smaller group please contact us and we can fit you in with more people
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • All our rafting trips are river level dependent - if the river is higher than our safe operating level we will not run the trip
  • This is a very active trip - you need to be physically fit enough to paddle and move around the boat
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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Leigh
1 contribution
Feb 2022
What an amazing experience! All the staff were so welcoming and friendly. Janey our rafting guide was incredible and her experience shone through allowing us all to trust in the process and get the most out of the day. Tom was team photographer and brilliantly captured the hightlights of the day. Miranda, wow, what a chef. Thank you all for a truly memorable experience. I will be back!
Written March 1, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
rivervalleynz
Kia Ora Leigh, Thanks for leaving us a review :). I will pass on your feedback to the team. Glad you had a great time and we hope to see you again. Kind regards, Dani
Written March 2, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jaime P
1 contribution
Feb 2022
We had the most amazing time. The Rafting was made extra awesome by have such a great team. Janey & Tom thank-you for the guidance , fun, and memories!

Miranda is such an asset to the lodge, whipping up some amazing meals. So delicious. Thank you Miranda, I'd come back just for a meal :-).

We were made to feel so welcomed by all the staff, It felt like we went in as customer's and came out with more friends.
Thank you team for the fun filled time.
We will be back.
Written February 26, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
rivervalleynz
Kia Ora, Thanks for leaving us a lovely review. Glad you enjoyed your stay & I will pass your feedback on to the team :). We hope to see you again. Kind regards, Dani
Written February 27, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

helen h
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
Oct 2020
We returned to River Valley Rafting 25 years later to share with our young adults the exciting fun we had back in the day. Tom, Jane & Dan's guiding skills were top notch on the grade 5 rapids.
Thanks Tom, Jane & Dan for an oarsome rafting trip on Saturday, high nerves with high river flow only added to the trip 🙂. The family will talk about the trip for a time to come and are already talking about the return trips with their mates to share this amazing trip, great skills, great river = great fun 🙂.
And yes does make you feel a bit aged realizing that Jane is third generation RVR'er and I went with first generation Brian back in the day, likely we first rafted with RVR in the mid eighties. Hats off to your great adaptable family business.
Highly recommend this trip
Written October 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
rivervalleynz
Kia Ora, Thanks so much from all of the team here for your lovely review. It's great to see customers returning many years on, and what a cool experience to be able to raft with the first and third generation guides. We hope to see you guys back again one day :) Kind regards, Dani
Written October 5, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michael D
7 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
The hospitality and expert guidance from all the River Valley crew, they made this not just an activity but a bloody amazing experience. They really know their stuff and I recommend not just the rafting but staying out at the Lodge to get the full experience. Loved it guys, thank you from both of us. Mike and Linda 😀
Written February 6, 2022
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rivervalleynz
Kia Ora Mike & Linda, Glad you guys had a great time! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Dani
Written February 9, 2022
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Bryan Santos
Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution
Dec 2020
It was our first time going rafting for my partner and I and we had an absolute blast. All the guides were amazing, professional and well experienced in what they do and they also had great banter.
If you're ever down for a kiwi experience or just looking to get out of the big cities and enjoy New Zealand's amazing nature, I would highly recommend going to River Valley.
Written December 30, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
rivervalleynz
Kia Ora, Thanks for leaving us a great review. Glad you enjoyed the rafting :) We hope to see you again sometime. Kind regards, Dani
Written December 31, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sharron
1 contribution
Feb 2022
We had an amazing whānau experience with the half-day rafting over Waitangi weekend. The instructors made sure we had a fantastic adventure on the water and that we were safe at all times. The four of us stayed the evening and enjoyed great hospitality, delicious kai and a bonus was enjoying the outdoor spa in the rain. Highly recommend this activity. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou o te whānau o River Valley.
Written February 7, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
rivervalleynz
Kia Ora Sharron, Thanks for staying with us and leaving us a review. Glad you and the whānau had a great time! We hope to see you again (hopefully next time the weather will be a bit nicer!). Kind regards, Dani
Written February 9, 2022
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Fiona S
8 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
Awesome experience! My 2 adult girls and I had a.blast. We were well equipped and had a great time on the water. The Rangitikei River has beautiful scenery. Lovely people guiding us in our adventure. I highly recommend this trip to all who have an adventurous spirit.
We also did the afternoon horse ride and stayed at the lodge. Great horses, rooms and food.
Highly recommended.
Written December 21, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
rivervalleynz
Kia Ora, Thanks for leaving us a lovely review :) Glad you had the full experience and enjoyed the rafting and horse trekking. Hope you can stay again sometime. Kind regards, Dani
Written December 22, 2020
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Brady T
2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Business
We stayed at river valley lodge for 2 nights and did the rafting. Everything was incredible and so much fun!!!

I cannot recommend this place and the activities enough.

Keep up the great work. Great memories and will definitely be back.
Written June 23, 2022
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Filip D
8 contributions
Awesome spot. GREAT FOOD!!!

Amazing views down the river and all around the lodge. This is a must see part of New Zealand. Some of the best views you can get!

We stayed for 2 nights and loved the spa and sauna on a cold night!

The white water rafting was great and the staff were very experienced and kept us safe. Extremely scenic and lovely views all down the river.

Highly recommended. Will visit again!!!
Written June 23, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
rivervalleynz
Kia Ora, Thanks for leaving us a review, glad you enjoyed your stay and rafting trip with us. We hope you can visit again. Kind regards, Dani
Written June 26, 2022
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Danni W
18 contributions
We came for an overnight stay and the rafting. And it was so much more. The team are super friendly, the food is locally grown and delicious, and the facilities are set up for relaxation. We had an incredible time. Its super scenic and a classic kiwi holiday. Made new friends over a fun night over beers. Would highly recommend.
Written February 27, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
rivervalleynz
Kia Ora, Thanks for leaving us a review. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again :) Kind regards, Dani
Written February 28, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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HelloitsChris
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the perfect mix of relaxing and adventuring.
The scenery and water was absolutely beautiful and the guides were the best, I highly recommend the rafting but als
whittlem
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Epic venue
Had a great night at a friends 40th. Beautiful food, great atmosphere and the bunk room was perfect accommodation f
lauren_mcmahon
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Best weekend evaaa
We had the best weekend evaaaa at River Valley. We loved the comfy, homely, warm, friendly atmosphere, and were sup
bp20051503
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Highly recommended
Fabulous place to go for a few days of rest and relaxation. I stayed 2 nights at River Valley Lodge and did the S
karinz2714
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Mana Wahine - Mokai Patea
The scenery was picture perfect, and the two guides made the trip memorable and informative. Participating in this
K1676CIdianat
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A great time
Fantastic food and brilliant hosts A lovely scenic spot to unwind or enjoy some or one of the activities.
Coastal755684
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Stunning (5 star) scenery, horses and great company
Two day Lodge to Lodge ride late January. Going to sleep listening to the music of the river, up early for breakfa
Deb2603
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Highly recommend this riding experience
Excellent 2 day ride on one of the wonderful horses I have been visiting River Valley for over 13 years and the exp
Flokalamz
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Amazing holiday
River Valley provides the most awesome Kiwi experience. I did the lodge to lodge horse trek with my daughter. The b
kerryandsue2018
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Amazing school trip
We took a school group of children aged between 6-11 years for an overnight rafting trip. All the rafting clothing
ronac788
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Nature at its best
We spent our first afternoon at River Valley jumping from the cliff into the beautiful swimming hole right in front
FantailFamily
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Best Trip Ever!
A wonderful family adventure for three generations. Everyone had a different favourite part of the trip from the be
Sightseer384017
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Picture Perfect
What an awesome place! Idyllic scenery, great accommodation, clean and well organised facilities, amazing food, goo
LouiseB10000
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Burn the breeze
Did the 3hr Burn the Breeze ride on Dakota. Fantastic! Lovely horses, scenery and great to start to learning new sk
JenniferW990
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River Valley Horses - definitely go visit. Amazing!
Did a full day ride with Nicola, Chili and the amazingly knowledgeable Bruce from next door. My steed, Calibre, wa
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