The Epic Rangitikei

Season:1st November to 31st March

A 3-day adventure rafting trip, featuring the highlights of the Rangitikei river. Experience the thrill of the Grade 5 white water section and the stunning backdrop of our scenic section all in one epic trip.
Duration: 3 Days





Please note: Minimum age 13 years. This trip requires a minimum of 4 adult fares to run. If you are a solo, please contact us to join an existing trip.

The Rangitikei River Like You’ve Never Seen it Before

The Rangitikei River Like You Have Never Seen It Before

Wanting to share some of what we think is the best of the Rangitikei River, we have created this trip, the Epic Rangitikei.

This 3 day trip incorporates many of the highlights of our other rafting trips, both day and multi day trips.

These highlights include beautiful scenic sections of river with dramatic scenery, plus pretty (and comfortable) river side campsites.

However, what really sets this trip apart, is that it also includes rafting one of the best commercial sections of whitewater in New Zealand, the Grade 5 section of the Rangitikei River.

How To Book

Click on the booking link to check availability and to book your 3 day river adventure. Please note, this trip has a minimum age of 13 years.

This trip requires a minimum of 4 adult fares to run. If you are a solo, please contact us to join an existing trip.

Brief Trip Itinerary

Below is a typical itinerary for the Epic Rangitikei trip.  Depending on the weather we may adjust or swap the itinerary around accordingly.

Night Before Departure:

Arrive at River Valley Lodge in time for a home cooked 3 course dinner.

Spend the night in a deluxe ensuite room.

Relax and enjoy complimentary use of the spa and sauna.

Day 1:

Enjoy breakfast at the lodge, load the gear onto the rafts and get kitted out with your equipment. Drive to the put on beside the Springvale bridge on the Napier/Taihape road. You will be on the river mid-morning and run a variety of fun Grade 2 and 3 rapids, stopping for a picnic lunch along the way. The campsite this night is situated just before the start of the grade 5 gorge section.

Day 2:

Start the day with a classic river trip breakfast. Mid-morning hop back on the raft and enter the Grade 5 section Grade 5 White Water Rafting New Zealand of the Rangitikei River. Over the next hour and a half raft famous rapids such as Fulcrum and Foamy, before arriving at River Valley Lodge for a hot shower and lunch. Continue your journey, taking in some of the dramatic scenery along the river, as you make your way downstream to the next camp.

Day 3:

This is a very scenic day, journeying through the lower canyons of the Rangitikei River.  Expect to be at the take out by early to mid-afternoon, transport will meet you and return you to River Valley Lodge (approximately one hour drive). From the lodge, you can return home or choose to spend another night (not included in the price).

What we provide

  • Wetsuit or fleece lined paddle pants, helmet, lifejacket, neoprene booties, fleece top, paddle jackets
  • Tents, extra thick sleeping pads.
  • One night in a deluxe ensuite room (share twin/double) is provided free before the trip departs.
  • Meals provided – 3 x Cooked Breakfast, 3 x Lunch, 2 x on river Dinner
  • Dinner on the night before departure, at River Valley Lodge
  • Transport associated with the activity

What to bring

  • Sleeping bags
  • Swimwear and towel
  • A complete gear list will be sent to you on Booking
  • Alternatively, follow this link to download the “What To Bring List”

Have any questions?

Speak to one of our friendly adventure consultants who would love to help you out. / 0800 248666