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About Rangitata Rafts
Feel the thrill of rafting one of New Zealand’s most scenic and exciting stretches of white water in the heart of the South Island. With no crowds and no rush you will have time to enjoy every aspect; spectacular scenery, rafting action with our professional team of guides, swimming in the calmer sections and the friendly atmosphere which people rave about not to mention a delicious kiwi style BBQ after the trip! Join our day trip from Christchurch or drive yourselves, located 30 minutes off the main Christchurch to Queenstown highway.
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Oscar wrote a review Mar 2020
Hoi An, Vietnam2 contributions
Awesome experience and Ryan was a great raft guide! Absolutely would recommend it to any thrillseeker
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from RangitataRafts, Front Office Manager at Rangitata Rafts
Responded 8 Mar 2020
Thanks for your awesome review! Super stoked you had a good time.
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Johnny wrote a review Feb 2020
Seattle, Washington4 contributions5 helpful votes
The team at Rangitata Rafts was exceptional! They were super friendly and the whole experience felt like a tight knit family. Everyone in our group of of 20 people said goodbye to each other after our team BBQ. The instructors did a great job in preparing us for the rapids. They pulled off to the side before the grade 5 rapid and we hiked up 25m to get a better view as they walked us through the upcoming rapid. Dylan was our guide and he was helpful, fun and knowledgeable. He did an excellent job navigating language barriers of other people in our raft. I've been on four rafting excursions and this one is at the top! There are points where the leader will let you get off and walk if it gets too rough for you. The rapids are intense but do not miss out on this adventure!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Darryn H, Manager at Rangitata Rafts
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Thanks for the awesome review! we are stoked to hear that you enjoyed it and felt a part of the family, we pride ourselves in giving every guest the best experience possible!
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Pamela W wrote a review Feb 2020
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The rafting was great fun and all the staff are amazing, taking excellent care of us. Our guide have us great instructions and accommodated my fear of the rapids five by letting me get out and walk and return to the fact after the five rapids
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Darryn H, Manager at Rangitata Rafts
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Thanks for your 5 star review, we are glad to hear that you appreciated the opportunity to walk around the big rapids and choose your own level of excitement and challenge for the day
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Hanna G wrote a review Feb 2020
Hamburg, Germany2 contributions
Had an absolutely amazing experience with Rangitata Rafts, beautiful scenery, awesome guides who made you feel very safe and of course great fun rafting and jumping in/floating down the river! Definitely go if you can! :)
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Darryn H, Manager at Rangitata Rafts
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Thanks for your awesome review! We are always stoked to hear that our guest have had a great time, we like to think we have a pretty awesome little slice of paradise here for people to come and enjoy!
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Arno wrote a review Feb 2020
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Very friendly staff, with a relaxed ambience. Especially James was a really smart, caring, funny and thoughtful person. Everything would be better if more people were like him! I bet he sweats glitter. Gunphy (or however his name is spelled) did that thing again, which I found disturbing.Luckily James made up for it. I'd give this place an overall of 10/10 because James was such a nice guy! Thank you Team for the amazing experience!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Darryn H, Manager at Rangitata Rafts
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Thanks for your glowing review about James! I'll definitely pass this on as it will make him feel all warm and fuzzy inside I'm sure;)
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