Pricing and Conditions

Adult $255.00
Age restriction angle-down


Terms and conditions angle-down

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.

Cancellation Policy angle-down

More than 30-days prior to departure – Deposit not refunded. All other payments refunded. Less than 30-days prior to departure – Deposit not refunded, 50% Balance of payments refunded. 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.

TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor rating Based on 292 reviews


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.

Opening times

Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec


266 Mangahoata Road, Taihape, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
128km to Palmerston North Airport.
decisions Proximity to town:
River Valley Lodge is located 32km from the nearest town of Taihape.

Looking for deals

TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor rating Based on 292 reviews

Find similar things to do in the Manawatū region

Find a place to stay in the Manawatū region

The content on this page was created by Grade 5 White Water Rafting on the Rangitikei River with River Valley Rafting

This website helps visitors connect with providers of great New Zealand tourism experiences. It is not intended to give any assurance that any particular provider meets certain quality standards or legal obligations. Please contact this business for more information. See also: terms of use(opens in new window).