River Valley Rafting

The Rangitikei River, home to one of the world's top half day Grade 5 rafting trips. However that is not all. Enjoy scenic float trips through the beautiful Rangitikei River canyon, plus overnight or longer trips.


$189.00 - $2530.00
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River Valley offers New Zealand's premier half day grade 5 white-water rafting trip as well as relaxing grade 2 scenic rafting trips on the Rangitikei River. The Rangitikei is one of the most beautiful rafting rivers in New Zealand.

Grade 5 trips are of approximately 3 hours duration, and 11 kms in length. Grade 5 trips depart twice daily from River Valley Lodge, ending right outside the front door. Grade 2 trips are an all day affair, with a picnic lunch on the river. The scenery on both trips is spectacular.

If you want a longer river experience, then our overnight or 4 day headwaters trips may be what you are looking for.

Our experience spans decades, with three generations of river guides within the family (one now retired).

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Physical address

266 Mangahoata Road, Taihape, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $189.00 - $2530.00
Further pricing information:
Minimum age depends on the trip. Scenic and family rafting trips - it is 5 years. Grade 5 and Ngaruroro it is 13 years. See our website for details.
Cancellation policy:
1. More than 30-days prior to departure – Deposit not refunded. All other payments refunded. 2. Less than 30-days prior to departure – Deposit not refunded, 50% Balance of payments refunded 3. Less than 14 days prior to departure – Deposit and payments not refunded.

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
2 hours drive to Palmerston North
Proximity to coach terminal:
32 kms to Taihape
Proximity to town:
32 kms from Taihape

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Opening times

Business hours:
Reception 8.00 am to 5.00 pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Language support

  Written Spoken
French YES YES

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