Your trip on the Rangitikei starts off easier, with sections of fun Grade 2 and Grade 3 rapids, as great practice for what lies ahead. Over a 2- to 3-hour period, and 11 kilometers of river, you will experience rapids that start at that easy end, and culminate in the gorge, a section of the river where 10 major rapids, from Grade 3+ to Grade 5, line up one after the other to thrill and excite you. Some of these rapids are short and sharp, while others carry on for several hundred meters. Many river guides have called the Grade 5 rafting section of the Rangitikei River, the "Perfect Half-Day Rafting Trip" - an easy start, building up to a fun-filled finish.
The trip starts and finishes right outside the front door of River Valley Lodge.