Manawatu is heartland New Zealand and home to some of the best rafting around. Head to the Rangitikei River, one of the country’s largest waterways.

The river offers one of the world’s top half-day Grade 5 rafting trips. There’s also floating adventures available through the stunning Rangitikei Gorge, or if you’d prefer something longer try an overnight or multi-day trip - many are offered throughout the Manawatu region.