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Rafting - Grade 5 Rangitata Rafts

Grade 5 Rafting in Lord of the Rings Country. Rangitata Rafts.

Highlights

  • 2.5 hrs river time includes grade 5 rapids. With only one scheduled trip per day and the only operator on this stretch of river we have time and space to enjoy this experience
  • Refreshing hot showers and a delicious BBQ meal (vegetarian option available on request) welcome you back to our lodge after rafting.
  • Option to view and purchase memorable action photos.
  • Optional return transport from Christchurch or Geraldine.

Rangitata Rafts offers some of the best Grade 5 rapids in New Zealand. If you’re after an adrenaline filled day in a beautiful location with fun and friendly guides come and try this grade 5 rafting adventure.

The Rangitata is the perfect river for first-time rafters and people who have rafted all over the world. The skilled guides will teach you everything that you need to know before you hit the bigger white-water rapids.

Your rafting experience will start at 12:30 pm when you arrive at a beautiful lodge in the middle of Mt Peel Station. You will be provided with all the gear you need for the day, hot showers for afterwards and a good old-fashioned Kiwi BBQ for after the trip.

Your day will take approximately 5 hours including 2.5 hours of white-water rafting.

To come on this trip, you need a have a reasonable level of fitness and basic swimming ability.

The team at Rangitata Rafts is looking forward to seeing you soon!

Per Person $219.00 (Min age 13 years - please see age restrictions info below)

What's included

  • Exciting & fun whitewater rafting with our team of professional NZ guides.
  • BBQ meal
  • All rafting clothing and river equipment supplied.

Duration

  • Allow approximately 6 hours for the whole experience

Notes

  • Trips meet at Rangitata Rafts at 12.30pm every day.

    Transport from Christchurch departs 9.30am every day, for an additional $30 pp. This can be added as you proceed through the checkout.

  • As river conditions can change between your booking and rafting with us we require you to phone the day prior to check that the river conditions are favourable.

    Age guideline of 15 yrs with the minimum age of 13yrs. Children aged 13 -15yrs must be accompanied by an adult.

    As safety is Rangitata Rafts number one priority we have the right to cancel any trip. A full refund would be given under these circumstances.

    Cancellations which occur within 48 hours will be charged a 50% fee. Those cancelled within 24 hours of the trip or "no shows" will be changed the full amount.

    When booking hot deal specials - the operator in very rare occasions, not withstanding all endeavors, - may have to reschedule the time slightly if load requirements dictate and or refund in rare occasions.

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Ray from New Zealand wrote on 03 November 2019

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Fantastic Rafting Day

Great day. Staff helpful and informative. Recommended

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Cheers Ray, Glad you had a good day out on the water

Carl Elliott from United Kingdom wrote on 25 December 2018

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Fantastic rafting experience

An outstanding experience, well worth it. Staff were friendly, engaging and knowledgable. The highlight of our trip so far. Our raft captain, James (aka- The Field Mouse) was reassuringly clear in his instructions which saw us safely through these grade 5 rapids. Fantastic.

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Daniel from United Kingdom wrote on 14 March 2020

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Money well spent

Great experience, looks expensive on the surface but well worth the money, all the instructors were great especially Luke who was our personal guide. BBQ and Beers after we’re great, a little out the way but we’re worth the drive and money.

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Thanks for your review Daniel and glad you found it good value for money, we pride ourselves in giving a quality experience. Always remember "If you pay peanuts you get monkeys" so sometimes it's worth paying more for a quality experience :)

Matej from Slovakia wrote on 12 March 2020

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Rafting - Grade 5 Rangitata Rafts

Amazing experience. Fully recommend. Had lot of fun.

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Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed yourselves!

Ben from United Kingdom wrote on 26 February 2020

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So much fun with Deano!

We had Deano in our boat and he was amazing. So funny and made us feel safe while still having an awesome time. Highly recommend!

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