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Address: Christchurch 7990, New Zealand
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+64 3-696 3735
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11:45 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:45 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Feel the thrill of rafting one of New Zealand’s most scenic and exciting...

Feel the thrill of rafting one of New Zealand’s most scenic and exciting stretches of white water in the heart of the South Island. With only one scheduled trip per day you will have time to enjoy every aspect; two delicious meals, spectacular scenery, rafting action with our professional team of guides, swimming in the calmer sections and the friendly atmosphere which people rave about. Join our day trip from Christchurch or drive yourselves, located 30 minutes off the main Christchurch to Queenstown highway.

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Awesome experience, awesome team

These guys are great. Very friendly and make you feel comfortable and apply no pressure to do the grade fives. Very safety conscious. The water level was high when we did it so... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LogieNUFC
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

These guys are great. Very friendly and make you feel comfortable and apply no pressure to do the grade fives. Very safety conscious. The water level was high when we did it so the grade five rapids were big and exhilarating. A few people went in to the water (me included) and they were great at getting people back on... More 

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RangitataRafts, Front Office Manager at Rangitata Rafts, responded to this review

Thanks for your awesome review! We are glad you had such a wonderful time. Thanks again! More 

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53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're looking for a unique adventure, Rafting with these guys is a must. It's an easy drive out to the lodge and on arrival you are welcomed, registered then a lovely self serve lunch is made available. After lunch we gathered together to learn how to dress (warm) then it was on the shuttle for a quick drive down... More 

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RangitataRafts, Front Office Manager at Rangitata Rafts, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for your amazing review! We are happy you could come out and experience some of the best rafting in New Zealand. More 

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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome trip must do when in the South Island. Good guides safe and fun. Not a rushed trip lunch and a good old Kiwi BBQ at the end of the day. Lodge is awesome. Thanks for a great day on the water 👍🏻

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RangitataRafts, Guest Relations Manager at Rangitata Rafts, responded to this review

Happy you could come out to experience Rangitata Rafts. Thanks for the review! More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome must do in South Island, the whole package from the accommodation,food,guides,rafting just awesome. Deano the guide really makes the whole trip so enjoyable, big ups to him and his crew

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RangitataRafts, Guest Relations Manager at Rangitata Rafts, responded to this review

Cheers for the great review. Glad you enjoyed the trip! More 

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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great afternoon with the team from Rangitata, very well organised but still a fun filled and friendly bunch. Matt was our guide and instructor for the afternoon, we had great fun with him! Lots of awful jokes (but funny for it) and clearly great at navigating the river...got us all down safely with no flipping over or... More 

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RangitataRafts, Guest Relations Manager at Rangitata Rafts, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful review. Glad you had an amazing time! Thanks again for coming out. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was such an amazing experience. We started off with lunch with is always a great way to start. Then we had a briefing by an amazing team which had so much passion and energy. We then drove down and had a laugh with everyone. Then we got teamed up "Stray vs Kiwi" 👍 and got Dino as our rafting... More 

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RangitataRafts, Guest Relations Manager at Rangitata Rafts, responded to this review

Thanks for your awesome review! We are stoked you had such a great time. More 

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

As a group of 9 we had a brilliant day with Rangitata Rafts. We we were told the water was a little low for this time of year but this had no negative of the white water rafting that day. It was also good that we got food before and afterwards.

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RangitataRafts, Public Relations Manager at Rangitata Rafts, responded to this review

Thanks for your fantastic review! You're right low water in the river doesn't take away from the experience. It's the same adrenaline filled activity whether it's high water or low water. Thanks again! More 

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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed March 19, 2017

One smooth operation! Huge thanks to the team at Rangitata Rafts, has to be the best day trip I've done during my time in New Zealand. On the water, the guides have got things down to a fine art making for an awesome adrenaline filled run down a stunning section of river. Back at base things are kept simple meaning... More 

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RangitataRafts, Public Relations Manager at Rangitata Rafts, responded to this review

Thanks for your awesome review. We are glad you had a wonderful experience with the team here. More 

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Reviewed March 19, 2017

Had a fantastic day rafting with Rangitata rafts. Was a great trip down the river with our guide Matt providing clear instructions down the rapids but also making it heaps of fun. Was a great company with lunch before the trip and a bbq provided afterwards. Thanks for the fantastic day

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RangitataRafts, Public Relations Manager at Rangitata Rafts, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are happy to see that you had a fantastic day. Cheers. More 

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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

Had a great day rafting. The instructors are great and explain everything very clear. Got feed before and after rafting. We did this as a work team bonding activity and everyone thoughly enjoyed themselves.

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RangitataRafts, Public Relations Manager at Rangitata Rafts, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We love when work teams come out, it is a great team building experience. Thanks again! More 

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