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Rangitata Rafts

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“rafting trip”(14 reviews)
“great fun”(20 reviews)
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...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
| Rd 20, Christchurch 7990, New Zealand
+64 3-696 3735
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Have been rafting before in Argentine, but this was something else. The rapids and setting were amazing. The guide was brilliant- good banter but also appropriately safety conscious. I felt really safe (as safe as one can feel on grade 5 rapids!). I would truly...More

Thank Dr_Rebecca_P
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

I went on this trip solo but the rating group I was placed with were all amazing! We had THE BEST guide! Or raft ended up flipping but it was fun and crazy! I would 12/10 go again and recommend to anyone visiting New Zealand...More

Thank KimberlyH2388
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Rangitata Rafts went above and beyond to make the day memorable. They provide all equipment you'll ever need as well as a full safety briefing. Not all went to plan with two of the four rafts overturning (ours included, these things can happen) but the...More

Thank alexf773
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Thanks to our guide Hiro for a wonderful rafting experience. We did get dunked on the last Grade 5 but were all back in the boat, I swear, within one minute. Great experience - fall out, get back in and we are all ok!! We...More

Thank brizchick01
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

I've never been rafting before but wanted to do it properly the first time around and definitely managed to do just that! Our instructor James was awesome just like the rest of the team and the grade 5 rapids were loads of fun! One of...More

Thank timh5452
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Rafting with Rangitata Rafts was absolutely amazing! It was so much fun! Our guide, Dylan, made sure our boat didn't flip over. That was highly appreciated! We had a nice lunch before and a delicious bbq diner after the rafting! I would highly recommend this...More

Thank Jeroen T
Reviewed 4 April 2018

This was so much fun and a barrel of laughs! Not all went to plan with 6 of the 7 passengers falling out at 'The Wall' but all were soon back on the raft. Guide Deano was brilliant and the only complaint is that it...More

Thank Amy I
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Rafting the Rangitata River was just an amazing experience and an awesome end to our NZ trip - just a two hour drive to the airport in Christchurch. Team is relaxed and professional, food was good and the rafting was amazing. As rafting newbies it...More

Thank solana87
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Rangitata rafts absolutely delivered on their advertising. Grade 5 rapids with top quality guides and equipment. This was 5 hours of entertainment,fun and thrills. Dylan was a fantastic guide,read the river like a book. All you need is a sense of adventure and dry clothes,...More

Thank kiwiboy07
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Amazing experience with talented guides. I was terrified of this activity but I'm so glad I did it. Our guide Dylan was fantastic both knowledgeable and I felt completely safe with him. This is a slick operation from the arrival lunch to the cold drink...More

Thank Anne Marie T
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Response from RangitataRafts | Property representative |
Hi, we have really good directions on our website, otherwise feel free to give us a call.