Trips depart daily at 8.15 or 12.30 in Summer, or 8.30 in Winter.
A minimum number of 4 people is required for this trip to go ahead.
River Valley reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the trip due to weather or unsafe river levels.
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
In the event that the trip is cancelled due to minimum numbers not being reached, adverse weather or river levels, we will offer the option to reschedule or issue a full refund.
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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.
The content on this page was created by Grade 5 White Water Rafting on the Rangitikei River with River Valley Rafting