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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 2 days ago

First and foremost the guides are excellent! Not to mention very easy going with a great sense of humor. At the same time very professional in taking safety very seriously. Having said that, the rafting experience was fantastic! The river starts off easy and it...More

Thank Wandering_RaF
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Guides were friendly and clearly knew their stuff. The river was really good fun. Bit chilly on the swim though!

Thank Global17860130209
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a great experience even our boat was fliped over. Staff were very professional and helpful. Enjoyed a lot.

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing crew and good fun in the water. The views were amazing.Will suit anyone keen on a little exciting adventure.

Thank NicoleS1901
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This trip was the highlight of my holiday! We were nervous to begin but once we got started all fears disappeared. The staff clearly knew what they were doing and I felt very secure trusting their instructions. The views were spectacular, the water crisp and...More

1  Thank Jordan M
RangitataRafts, General Manager at Rangitata Rafts, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jordan We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your rafting experience with us. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the food provided and we value your feedback. We have changed our operation schedule for this season and have...More

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Stayed here with our group for a night. Didn't do the rafting, but seems to be really great. For sure the best and most friendly hosts I've ever had. Great accommodation and facilities

Thank Fallon S
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

1  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

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17 January 2017|
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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.