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 float trips through the beautiful Rangitikei River canyon, plus overnight or longer trips.


River Valley offers New Zealand's premier 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 12 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

Months of Operation:
All months of the year

Reception 8.00 am to 5.00 pm

Pricing and Conditions
Adults $175 - $2299
Children $89 - $89
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.