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What’s in a Name?

What's In A Name? On every river throughout the world where rafting, canoeing and kayaking takes place, rapids have been named. These names, the origins of which have sometimes been lost, often tell a story of an incident, while others are named after a natural rock or water feature. These stories offer glimpses into [...]

By | 2018-12-12T02:49:04+00:00 December 7th, 2018|Adventure Travel, Blog, Rafting, Tha Rangitikei and Our Area|0 Comments

A River Rescue Workshop

A River Rescue Workshop Going white-water rafting and not sure what safety systems are in place? Read on! You may not know it, but New Zealand has one of the most highly regulated white-water rafting industries in the world. This level of regulation seeks to ensure that people going rafting are [...]

Do You Have A Question About White Water Rafting?

For people with limited time, which 1 day rafting experience do we recommend?   River Valley offer two half day or day rafting trips. The first of these is the half day Grade 5 section of the Rangitikei River. If excitement and adrenaline is what you after, then this is the trip for you. This [...]

By | 2018-05-16T23:24:58+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Adventure Travel, Blog, Multiday trips, Rafting|1 Comment

We’re A Mixed Lot

I would imagine the common public perception of people working at an Adventure Lodge is one of mostly young people, fit, tanned, cycling to work each morning on their mountain bikes, off kayaking at every opportunity, with everyday conversation filled with "in" terms. In fact a bunch of lentil eating, craft beer drinking, dreadlocked adventure [...]

By | 2018-04-30T01:37:51+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Adventure Travel, Blog, Lodge, Rafting|0 Comments

Different Boats for Different Folks

What shall it be today? A 4.6m 8 person Incept self bailing raft? A 3.8m 6 person Incept self bailing raft? Maybe an Inflatable kayak? Or what about a hand crafted wooden river dory? River Valley Trip leaders make these decisions each day, which of a range of different boats is the most suitable on [...]

By | 2018-05-10T22:23:54+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Blog, Rafting, River Valley Adventure|0 Comments

My Imagining Will Become Reality. Will Yours?

Hail beats down on the roof as yet another thunder shower passes over. The temperature drops quickly from get your jacket off warmth to getting the jacket and a raincoat back on. Puddles quickly refill and the ever present mud gets new life. Horses turn their backsides into the wind, [...]

By | 2017-10-30T20:55:49+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Blog, Rafting|0 Comments

Reflections on water

Reflections on a River Why 23 Times? “What has kept you coming back for 23 times?” I was sitting at the table with a group of people at a restaurant at Marble Cliffs, not far from Lee’s Ferry, the put on point for a Colorado River Grand Canyon rafting trip. One [...]

By | 2017-05-30T03:52:09+00:00 July 17th, 2016|Adventure Travel, Articles, Rafting|0 Comments

Baby Boomers increasingly finding outdoor adventure

Surfs Up For The Beach Boy Generation I was there, late 1977, or was it 1978? The Beach Boys in concert at Western Springs in Auckland, New Zealand. Brian Wilson, the truly gifted member of the band was there in spirit only as he idly tapped at the piano. He was [...]

By | 2017-06-12T02:48:11+00:00 June 17th, 2016|Adventure Travel, Articles, Rafting|0 Comments

Adventure Holidays at River Valley, North Island, New Zealand

5 Decisions You Should Make When Planning a River Valley Adventure Holiday Are the standard summer holiday options not exciting you? You know, heaps of traffic, crowded holiday spots, seemingly a never ending drain on your Credit Card. And at the end of it all, did you actually have any fun? [...]

By | 2017-05-30T03:31:39+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Adventure Travel, Articles, Rafting|0 Comments

Avoiding complacency and burn out with adventure guiding staff

The Escape from Complacency Snowflakes swirled around us, while low hanging dark clouds obscured the majesty of the surrounding mountains. No one really voiced what we were all thinking, namely we had to be crazy. Why would anybody go on a river trip in conditions like that? Have you ever wondered [...]

By | 2017-05-30T03:25:52+00:00 April 3rd, 2016|Articles, Guides and Guiding, Rafting|0 Comments