White water rafting on the Rangitaiki River is not to be underestimated.
Set in a beautifully remote canyon, the Rangitaiki river provides 14km’s of amazing white water.
With moments of intense action, you will have a sensory overload as you cascade down the three story high Geoffs Joy, crashing through a bus sized wave at the bottom.
As the adrenalin rushes through your veins, you will then be able to take a breath and enjoy the remaining 11km’s of grade 3 white water in a truly spectacular setting, dodging rocks and explode through waves like rafting ninjas.
A full day rafting adventure exploring 14km of amazing grade 3 white water
- FREE Transfers from central Rotorua
- Grade 3 river
- World class safety equipment provided
- Cultural learning
- Lunch included
- 1.5 hours of exciting river time (Allow 5.5 hours return trip)
- Photos are available for purchase
Rangitaiki River White Water Rafting Adventure
The Rangitaiki River is often overlooked due to the mighty Kaituna River, but it’s definitely not to be under estimated. It is nothing short of an epic rafting adventure.
With approximately 1.5 hours (depending on water levels) on the river, you will be left feeling satisfied and stoked on what you have achieved.
The Rangitaiki River is located 45mins south east of Rotorua near a small village called Murupara. Either drive yourself out and spend some time bathing in the free hot pools halfway back to Rotorua or be picked up in Central Rotorua with the Rotorua Rafting crew, ready for some good banter on the bus ride out.
A light lunch is also included in this trip.
Rip it up: experience the thrill of the ultimate Rangitaiki river rafting adventure!
If you’re an adrenaline junkie looking for that next fix, we might just have exactly what you need. The exhilarating Rangitaiki river is a short drive from Rotorua and well worth the trip to take part in this Grade 5 rafting experience.
Rotorua Rafting is one of the most respected providers of white-knuckle, water-based adventure in the area. Our guides are second to none, and our packages bring you everything you need to jump feet first into a Rangitaiki river rafting experience. Experts in our field, we have crafted the perfect day for thrill seekers who want to conquer Rangitaiki’s 14km white water joy ride.
Why is Rangitaiki white water rafting different?
River rafting is one of the most popular, and exhilarating, water activities out there. Practiced all over the globe, rafting on white water is graded according to the expected experience. Starting at grade 1 (scenic, flat rafting perfect for families and a relaxed drift) all the way to grade 5 (high levels of adventure, adrenaline and carrying a higher level of risk), river rafting excursions can be selected and planned around your desired experience.
The tours Rotorua Rafting provide, on the Rangitaiki River, include elements of grade 5, in the form of the exhilarating Geoff’s Joy drop, with moments of more relaxed grade 3. This rollercoaster ride of a river is the perfect blend for an exciting day out.
Our Rotorua adventures are a collaborative experience, so perfect for groups of friends, work teams or classmates. Our tours include cultural learning, connect you with nature and are led by our world-class guides. Your safety is paramount, and we meet the highest of standards, so come dive into your next adventure!
Sign me up to the ultimate Rangitaiki river rafting adventure
Priced at only $140 per person for a full day adventure, our Rangitaiki River rafting adventure is accessible to anyone over 13. You only need basic fitness and no prior experience is required, as we will give you everything else you need to become a rafting ninja. Our guides will provide safety equipment, wet suits and you can even hire a towel – so all you need is a sense of adventure and a bathing suit, or under garments you don’t mind getting wet!
With adequate parking at the centre, we recommend you drive to us, but we also provide a shuttle from the town for anyone who wishes to leave their vehicle behind. For this excursion you will have a light lunch included with your entrance cost, so your day is all set for you to enjoy!
To start your white water rafting tour we recommend booking in advance (though walk ins can often be accommodated). Simply navigate to the booking page of our website and we’ll take care of the rest. With slots across the day, dependant on seasonality, we’re sure we can accommodate you and your group. For any further questions call us now on 0800 772 384 to talk about your specific requirements.
No Experience Necessary!
Minimum Age 13yrs
(Full trip – Grade 5)
Others on demand
All you need is swimsuit and towel, everything else is provided.
Lunch is provided. Please let us know any dietary requirements.
“We were surprised at how beautiful the Rangitaiki was, and some of those rapids really had me hold my breath, we had a great trip, thanks Rotorua Rafting”
Graeme – England