5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

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  • Location:Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Duration:6 hours (approx.)

Rangitaiki River White Water Rafting from Rotorua

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

What You Can Expect

Rangitaiki River White Water Rafting from Rotorua

Rangitaiki River White Water Rafting from Rotorua

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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Customer Reviews

Katie W
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2010

Absolutely fantastic!!! Loved it!! However, we were changed to the Grade 5 Kaituna river because the water level was too low on the trip we booked...I suggest booking the Kaituna river with the 21ft waterfall - you will not regret it!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2010

This was the best! That river can move! We were very disappointed in our lunch. How can you serve juice to paying customers when it has expired?

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2010

Fantastic. Guides were wonderful. Best weather we had the entire trip. The rapids were thrilling. Highly recommend this adventure.

4 star rating: Recommended January 2010

The staff were great, but the rafting itself was not what I expected as was the difficultly! There were 2 rapids I would class a 3 but not class 4's. If you want adventure I would go to the class 5 tour!
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