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White Water Rafting

Discover the thrill of whitewater rafting in New Zealand. The South Island of New Zealand includes some of the best whitewater rafting in the world. Fed by the winter snowfalls in the Southern Alps, the rivers of the South Island of New Zealand are ideal for white water rafting. Two of the best whitewater rafting options are around the Queenstown region, as well as at Whataroa on the West Cost of the South Island near Franz Josef Glacier.

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If you are looking for whitewater rafting in the North Island, then the Rangitikei River is the place to be. Ideally located near Taihape just south of Tongariro National Park; half way between Rotorua or Taupo, and Wellington; the Rangitikei River offers great whitewater rafting for both the adventure seaker looking for Grade 5 rapids, as well as families wanting an enjoyable day out, suitable for all ages.

2 Night River Wild Mountain High Rafting and Horseback Riding Combo
2 Night River Wild Mountain High Rafting and Horseback Riding Combo
North Island
Two days and nights filled with adventure, rafting, horseback riding, delicious food and accommodation in a lodge guest room. All this along with a r...
5 Day Brodrick Pass Walk and Landsborough Raft Combo
5 Day Brodrick Pass Walk and Landsborough Raft Combo
South Island
The Brodrick Pass Guided Walk and Landsborough River Rafting trip is the very definition of a backcountry experience through the heart of the beautif...
Awesome Scenic Rafting Adventure - 1 Day
Awesome Scenic Rafting Adventure - 1 Day
North Island
Families really enjoy rafting through the scenic parts of the Rangitikei River, downstream from the River Valley Lodge.  What makes this option...
Family Lower Rangitata Raft - Grade 2
Family Lower Rangitata Raft - Grade 2
South Island
This thrilling, family-friendly rafting trip guided by our skilled and experienced staff includes a guided trip through the lower section of the Rang...
Fantail Canyon Overnight Rafting Trip - 2 Day
Fantail Canyon Overnight Rafting Trip - 2 Day
North Island
This fully catered and exciting overnight river trip is great for the whole family. Do you have trouble tearing your children away from the TV or ...
Grade 5 Whitewater Rafting - Half Day
Grade 5 Whitewater Rafting - Half Day
North Island
This is a top class half day white water rafting adventure on the great Rangitikei River.  You will navigate your way through well-known rapids...
Hanmer Springs River Rafting
Hanmer Springs River Rafting
South Island
A Grade 2 Hanmer Springs River Rafting experience is both exciting and suitable for families. The river takes you along calm waters, thrilling r...
Kawarau River Rafting - Half Day
Kawarau River Rafting - Half Day
South Island
Grade 2-3 The Kawarau river is ideal for first time rafters or suited to those looking for a more relaxed rafting experience. There is plenty of w...
Landsborough River Rafting - 3 Day
Landsborough River Rafting - 3 Day
South Island
Imagine visiting one of New Zealand's most remote areas - untouched, unspoiled and visited by only a privileged few... Paddling and camping your w...
Mokai Canyon River Trip - 3 Day
Mokai Canyon River Trip - 3 Day
North Island
An excellent family holiday adventure. The trip is fully catered, fun, filled with adventure and suitable for the whole family but particularly for ...
Queenstown Twin Challenge - Half Day
Queenstown Twin Challenge - Half Day
South Island
This adventure package combines an adrenaline charged Jetboat ride on the thrilling Shotover Jet with an action packed white water rafting experience...
Raft and Ramble Waiau River and Kepler Track
Raft and Ramble Waiau River and Kepler Track
South Island
If you are looking for adventure in one of New Zealand’s most iconic landscapes, this one day Raft and Ramble Waiau River and Kepler Track expe...
Rangitata River Rafting - Grade 5
Rangitata River Rafting - Grade 5
South Island
Our Rangitata Gorge rafting trip is the most popular of all and it runs just about every day from October all the way through to May. We begin our Ra...
Rangitikei River Explorer - 5 Day
Rangitikei River Explorer - 5 Day
North Island
The Rangitikei River Explorer is a five day and six night multi day river rafting and riverside camping adventure. Explore your way down this superb ...
Rangitikei River Lodge to Lodge - 2 Day
Rangitikei River Lodge to Lodge - 2 Day
North Island
We rarely take the rare opportunity to enjoy the beauty of our rivers for more than just a few hours. Have you been thinking that it's high time y...
Rees Valley Packrafting Trip
Rees Valley Packrafting Trip
South Island
Explore the stunning Rees Valley located just north of Glenorchy about 45 min. drive from Queenstown. On your More of a Thrill, Rees Valley Packrafti...
Shotover River Rafting - Half Day
Shotover River Rafting - Half Day
South Island
Begin with an unforgettable coach trip into Skippers Canyon. Take the winding road up into Skippers Canyon famous for it's incredible twists and ...
Tongariro Family Rafting Fun
Tongariro Family Rafting Fun
North Island
If you are looking for fun and adventure while floating down through the magnificent lower reaches of the Tongariro River, this trip is for you! Brin...
Tongariro Overnighter River Rafting Expedition
Tongariro Overnighter River Rafting Expedition
North Island
Float down the river, unwind and recharge. Enjoy 24 hours of real New Zealand adventure from Turangi with a touch of pampering. Everything you need f...
Tongariro White Water Rafting
Tongariro White Water Rafting
North Island
Join us in this half day commercial Tongariro White Water Rafting trip, considered the best in Aotearoa (New Zealand). You’ll enjoy 2...
Waiau and Eglinton Combo for River Rats
Waiau and Eglinton Combo for River Rats
South Island
For those with some paddling experience and a sense of adventure, this two-river one-day Waiau and Eglinton Combo for River Rats takes you to th...
Wairoa River Rafting Trip
Wairoa River Rafting Trip
North Island
Hold tight, take cover, and prepare to scream! Famous for its hair-raising rapids like the “Roller Coaster” and “Mothers Nightmare,...
Whataroa River Rafting
Whataroa River Rafting
South Island
The finest rafting in the West! This trip located near Franz Josef Glacier is great for experienced rafters and first-timers with plenty of action, b...