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  • Electronic Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
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  • Languages Offered: English
Start your white-water river-rafting adventure with hotel pickup in Rotorua. After transferring to the rafting base and the Rangitaiki River, you’re provided with a life jacket, safety helmet and wetsuit along with booties and weather-dependent polar fleece top and spray jacket.

Before launching into the water, you’ll receive a 20-minute safety training that includes paddling instruction and commands, as good teamwork is required to run the mostly Grade 3 (and one Grade 4) river rapids — suitable for anyone who is physically active.

Paddle past sheer rock walls surrounded by a plantation forest, and be rewarded with a 15-minute section of flat water around the midpoint of your white-water rafting, where you can relax. Take in the epic New Zealand scenery, chat with your river guide and dip in for a swim if you’d like.

Your white-water expedition includes lunch and a hot shower at the base before you’re returned to your Rotorua hotel.
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River Rats Raft & Kayak
Experience the elation of Rangitaiki River white-water rafting over Grade 3 and 4 rapids on this 6-hour adventure for physically active participants. You’ll bounce over whirling white water on a thrilling run through the stunning river valley, including a section of flat water where you can relax before lunch and a hot shower. Includes gear, paddling instruction, and hotel pickup and drop-off from Rotorua.
  • Enjoy the scenery around Rangitaiki River as you take on your white water adventure
  • Includes short 15-20-minute introduction to white water
  • Wetsuit and safety equipment will be provided
  • Lunch will be provided
  • Use of hot showers
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop off from Rotorua
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

These guys provide an excellent experience, they really do. All the way from making sure you are comfortably and warmly attired through to explaining every step of the rafting and the Mouri culture associated with the river. Was an really fun and well managed experience....More

Thank as832015
Reviewed 27 March 2018
Had the time of my life

All I can say, is wow wee, fantastic, yeah man. These guides are safety minded, they totally train you prior to the raft trip. We just were so excited and had a grand time. Despite all this, I was the only person that managed to...More

Thank blueberryknoll2349
Reviewed 23 February 2018
What a great experience

All of our guides like Justin and Adam were amazing.This is my first time and had an awesome experience.You should book with them because of their knowledge and great customer service. THANK YOU AGAIN .

2  Thank myrnabeatriz8
Reviewed 14 January 2018
Great fun

We had a truely memorable trip down grade 3 rapids with 6 passengers and an instructor Miro who organised us novices and had everything under control. With excellent safety briefing and practice of paddling and other manoeuvres. The river is 45 minutes from Rotorua and...More

1  Thank 4SammyNorth
Reviewed 10 January 2018
Awesome Fun

The guides even made the safety briefing fun! The rapids were great fun and when the water got quiet (not that often) - we had some fun splashing the barging between the rafts. We were also able to jump off the raft in the quiet...More

Thank GeoffGenner
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