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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

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

Rafting and Horse Treks are not the only things we’re good at.

Great Food, Great Wine, Great Coffee in a Great Location. If your ask around town about River Valley lodge usually the answer is that's where you go for rafting. What most people don' t know is you can come visit us just for some great food and wines. [...]

By | 2017-09-28T22:56:00+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Blog|3 Comments

The EPIC Rangitikei Rafting Trip – and how it came to be…

The EPIC Rangitikei Rafting Trip and how it came to be… One of our long-term senior raft guides that many of you will know, Derek, came to us with an idea last Summer. Derek is an ‘ideas man’; while he is out on the river he is always thinking about [...]

By | 2018-06-18T03:55:42+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Blog, Multiday trips|0 Comments

The 3 best Multiday Trips to book in for this Summer

When looking for a trip to book into this Summer, do something different. Pick an adventure out of your comfort zone, that will you teach you something new, that will transform you and leave you wanting more. Each and every multiday trip is totally one-of-a-kind and makes these adventures extra special for [...]

By | 2017-07-28T05:08:10+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Blog, Multiday trips|0 Comments