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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
NZ$743.00
Two days and nights filled with adventure, rafting, horseback riding, delicious food and accommodation in a lodge guest room. After much experienc...
3 Day Epic Rangitikei Rafting Trip
3 Day Epic Rangitikei Rafting Trip
North Island
NZ$1,199.00
Experience the Rangitikei River in New Zealand on a whole new level. On our newly-created 3 Day Epic Rangitikei Rafting Trip, we are sharing with you...
3 Day Rees Valley Packrafting Adventure
3 Day Rees Valley Packrafting Adventure
South Island
NZ$1,199.00
Only an hour away from bustling Queenstown in New Zealand, Rees Valley feels incredibly like a different world. This 3 day Rees Valley Packrafting Ad...
Awesome Scenic Rafting Adventure - 1 Day
Awesome Scenic Rafting Adventure - 1 Day
North Island
NZ$189.00
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
NZ$179.00
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
NZ$580.00
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 ...
Glacier River Rafting
Glacier River Rafting
South Island
NZ$135.00 to NZ$1,250.00 per person
The finest rafting in the West! Glacier River Rafting trips located near Franz Josef Glacier is great for experienced rafters and first-timers with p...
Grade 5 Whitewater Rafting - Half Day
Grade 5 Whitewater Rafting - Half Day
North Island
NZ$189.00
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
NZ$169.00
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
NZ$199.00 to NZ$249.00 per person
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
NZ$2,399.00
Heli + Raft + Camp and Wilderness whitewater rafting on the Landsborough River Imagine visiting one of New Zealand's most remote areas - un...
Raft the Anduin River: Mokai Canyon River Trip - 3 Day
Raft the Anduin River: Mokai Canyon River Trip - 3 Day
North Island
NZ$785.00
An excellent family holiday adventure and raft the Mokai Canyon, known as the Anduin River as seen in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The trip is ful...
Rangitata River Rafting - Grade 5
Rangitata River Rafting - Grade 5
South Island
NZ$219.00 to NZ$249.00 per person
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
NZ$1,530.00
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
NZ$795.00
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...
River Rafting and Jetboat Combo - Half Day
River Rafting and Jetboat Combo - Half Day
South Island
NZ$249.00
This adventure package combines an adrenaline charged Jetboat ride on the thrilling Thunder Jet with an action packed white water rafting experience ...
Shotover River Rafting - Half Day
Shotover River Rafting - Half Day
South Island
NZ$239.00
Begin with an unforgettable coach trip into Skippers Canyon. Take the winding road up into Skippers Canyon famous for it's incredible twists and t...
Tongariro Family Rafting Fun
Tongariro Family Rafting Fun
North Island
NZ$139.00
If you are looking for fun and adventure while floating down through the magnificent lower reaches of the Tongariro River, this Tongariro Family Raft...
Tongariro Overnighter River Rafting Expedition
Tongariro Overnighter River Rafting Expedition
North Island
NZ$265.00
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
NZ$179.00
Join us in this half day commercial Tongariro White Water Rafting trip, considered the best in Aotearoa (New Zealand). You’ll enjoy 2...
Wairoa River Rafting Trip
Wairoa River Rafting Trip
North Island
NZ$165.00
Hold tight, take cover, and prepare to scream! Famous for its hair-raising rapids like the “Roller Coaster” and “Mothers Nightmare,...