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Rangitata Rafts

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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 no crowds and no rush you will have time to enjoy every aspect; spectacular scenery, rafting action with our...more
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| Rd 20, Christchurch 7990, New Zealand
+64 3-696 3735
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a great day going down the rapids! All the staff were friendly, especially our instructor Luke. 10/10 would recommend.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank harryv827
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing experience. Our guide Dylan was highly professional and great fun at the same time. Rafting and swimming in that ice blue river was great fun and one of my dearest acivities in New Zealand. It even bet skydiving when it comes to adrenaline.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DianaK1124
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had an amazing time rafting today. Luke our guide was awesome! made us feel safe & had some laughs as well.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lindawaterstone
Reviewed 4 days ago

I had an incredible time rafting with Rangitata Rafting. Such a scenic river to float and the water felt great. The guides were all fun and experienced. Absolutely loved the experience and would highly recommend.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Christina S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First time going white water rafting and we conquered grade 5! The river was beautiful, guides were all so friendly and funny, and the equipment were all well maintained. Bbq provided after was just sausages, potatoes and salad. But was so hungry after the rapids....More

Thank Joshlwc
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing guide who went the extra mile and even let us flip over for fun. I really appreciated that. The rafting part is quite short but there is nothing they can do about it :-). It was great fun and I enjoyed...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tom S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an absolutely great time! Steve was a great raft leader and had us laughing and enjoying ourselves the whole time!! Highly recommend this adventure!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Chantel D
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband coerced me into a rafting trip on the Rangitata with promises of blue skies, epic rapids and and action-packed morning... I was not disappointed! Our guide Deano was fun, professional and clearly experienced with over a decade of experience as a guide on...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jasminep18
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first time rafting and I absolutely enjoyed it! I felt really safe with my guide and the view was stunning. Thank you for the trip!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank liltastic
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a really fun exciting day with Rangitata rafts. The guides are wonderful, funny and informative You are given a thorough run through of what to expect beforehand and how to handle the rapids.The rapids are quite exciting to raft through. Our boat capsized...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jane P
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January 17, 2017|
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Response from RangitataRafts | Property representative |
Hi, we have really good directions on our website, otherwise feel free to give us a call.
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Advice needed on my South Island Trip (14 Replies)
Hey guys, I'm planning to visit south island for bout' 11 days in mid-late may. 1.) Could you please comment on my itinerary? Cheers. Day 1 - Christchurch Day 2 - En route to Fox Glacier Day 3 - [Fox Glacier trek] - en route to Wanaka Day 4 - En route to Queenstown Day 5 - [Milford Sound Cruise] Day 6 - Queenstown Day 7 - Queenstown Day 8 - En route to Tekapo - [Alpine Springs] [Observatory Night Tour] Day 9 - [En route to Rangitata Rafts] - Christchurch Day 10 -...More
February 15, 2011|
Response fromcoaster2|
hi, the itinerary looks good I would tend to take a coach from TeAnau rather than the rather long day trip from Queenstown, that way you have the opportunity to explore TeAnau and Manapouri and do the glow worm caves tour by boat in the evening from TeAnau. It will be mre relaxed for you too. I would tend to drive Wanaka to TeAnau rather than over night in Qt then spend time in QT after milford sound etc
Family Activities in NZ (5 Replies)
We will be spending 19 days in NZ next April - family of 4 inc 2 children aged 8 & 9. Rotorua in the north for 4 days and the balance of time in the south. I'm looking for advice on the following please: 1. Rafting - We would like to take the kids on a rafting trip and I believe there a a few companies who run the Grade 2 rapid trips. River Rats (Rotorua); Family Adventures (Queenstown) and Rangitata Rafts (Christchurch). I was wondering if people have had experience with any of...More
November 20, 2010|
Response fromzhuhai2007|
You can see seals for free all year round around the town of Kaikoura. There is a very accessible seal colony just outside the town on the peninsula and another, visible but less accessible at Ohau Point a few Km north of the town (you stop at a roadside layby and watch them far below you). Penguins are going to be harder to find in April. There are free public hides just south of Oamaru but they only come out of the water at dusk in the breeding season.
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Rangitata Rafts Cancelled 3 May, any other Rafting Reco pls? (1 Reply)
Dear Friends This is my travel flow and tried book Rangitata Rafts at South Canterbury 3 May but they say they close 30 April Is there any way you can help adjust flow to fit rafting before 30 Apr? Or other rafting companies/places to suggest pls? Thanks! 24 Apr - Drive Greymouth Train Station to Franz Josef Glacier reach afternoon 25 Apr - Fox Glacier for Helihike 26 Apr - Lake Matheson to Wanaka 27 Apr - Skydive Wanaka then drive to Queenstown 28 Apr - LOTR Tour...More
March 07, 2016|
Response fromnzp0ppy|
Can do rafting in Queenstown. Or kayaking in milford sound is pretty awesome