Adventure Tours Rangitata Island New Zealand – Whitewater Rafting


The Ultimate New Zealand Whitewater Rafting Trip – Rangitata Rafts


“Mind-blowingly beautiful were the surroundings, reassuringly wonderful were the guides, rafting the Rangitata was all we hoped for and more.” Louise – NZ

Feel the exhilarating thrill of adrenalin surging through your body as you conquer the exhilarating grade 5 white-water rapids of the Rangitata Gorge with your world-class rafting guide. Be amazed at the spectacular mountain backdrop, the same as ‘Edoras’ Lord of the Rings, while you practise your paddling and safety drills on the initial calmer waters.

“Very personal and professional rafting company. We were not rushed at any time.” Comment from survey

Rangitata Rafts offers you longer time on the river than most other New Zealand one day rafting trips allowing time towards the end for you to experience floating along in the calmer turquoise waters, have fun surfing the rafts in the smaller rapids. Feel the excitement as you take an optional ‘leap of faith’ from one of two ‘jump rocks’.


Rangitata Rafts team feels privileged to work and play in such an incredible valley and enjoy sharing it with others. Over-crowding on this river is never an issue as Rangitata Rafts is the only operator on this unique stretch of river.

Get to know your fellow rafters and New Zealand rafting guides while enjoying lunch served on arrival at the rustic lodge and a delicious BBQ meal to complete the day.

No previous white water rafting experience is necessary, full training is provided. As you raft through the narrow gorge the rapids naturally build in excitement climaxing with the grade 5 rapids. There is the option to walk around any rapids with the photographer.


Join our day trip from Christchurch or self-drive, the perfect stop between Christchurch and Lake Tekapo or Queenstown.

“Extremely well organized, confident & knowledgeable staff, excellent progression of rapids.

An absolute Must – good even for first-timers.” Comment from survey

Company Details:


Rangitata Rafts
Peel Forest
New Zealand

Ph + 64 3 696 3735
Freephone within NZ 0800 251 251

Email; [email protected]


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