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River Valley Rafting

266 Mangahoata Road

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.

Cost: $189 - $2530


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).

Physical Address

266 Mangahoata Road
Taihape 4792


$189 – $2530

Other Important Info

Reception 8.00 am to 5.00 pm
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.

Facilities / Features

Trips will be cancelled with full refund if rivers are too high

Please note this information should be used as a guide only. To help ensure your safety we advise you review our safety page and contact the individual provider for up to date information on their compliance with all Health and Safety and regulatory requirements.