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Grade 5 Whitewater Rafting - Half Day

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Overview

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 like Max's Drop, Fulcrum and Foamy.  This is a trip well worth getting excited about!  In fact, there are no less than 10 major Grade 4 and 5 rapids on this 11km trip along with various other smaller rapids.

In New Zealand there are several chances to join a river rafting trip and, most often, the trip you choose is the one nearest to you. 

But Have You Asked what it is that You Really Want from a White Water Rafting trip?

Every river is different and this means that they each offer a different kind of experience.  What if you are looking for lots of rapids, plenty of drops, steep chutes and a challenging journey that will make team work essential? 

Rapids with Consequences

How would you know which one to choose? Here are some tips:

  • You need to specifically looking for a Grade 4 or 5 trip.  But that's not all.
  • Take note of how many rapids along the way are indeed Grade 4 or 5.
  • Consider the length/duration of the trip.  Is it a long trip that takes half a day or more or is it s brief trip with just a couple of drops? 

Is It a Half Day Grade 5 Rafting Trip that You Are After?

If you want a half day trip, then the Grade 5 portion of the Rangitikei River could be perfect.  This trip is often referred to as one of the very best half day Grade 5 Rafting adventures in the world.  Your journey on he Rangitikei begins with some easy and fun Grade 2 and 3 rapids.  This will get you nicely warmed up for the action that awaits.

You will enjoy a ride of 2 to 3 hours over a distance of 11km as you take on rapids that start off easy and build in intensity in the gorge, where you will make your way over 10 major rapids ranging from Grade 3 to 5.  These rapids follow each other closely over a short distance.  Some are short and sharp and others continue for a few hundred meters. 

And Where Does the Trip Finish?

Your trip will conclude just outside the front door to the River Valley Lodge where you can enjoy a hot shower.  There's no need to change out of those wet clothes on the river banks!  Many river guides agree that the Grade 5 rafting portion of the Rangitikei River is the perfect half day rafting trip.  With an easy start and a great build up to a thrilling finish, what's not to love?  Of course, you may have some questions. 

You May Wonder

  • Is my level of fitness sufficient?
  • Might I fall out?
  • How safe will I be?
  • Am I really cut out for this trip?

In order to enjoy this trip, you will need to have an average fitness level since this will help you paddle the raft and work with your fellow rafters.  You may fall out but it is important to note that 5% of people do find themselves exiting prematurely.

Rafting the Rangitikei River's Grade 5 section is not without its risks.  It is not 100% safe and we have no way of guaranteeing that nothing will happen.

This trip might not be for everyone but it could very well be perfect for you!

It's best for those who know what they want in a whitewater rafting experience and the kinds of fun, excitement and thrilling ride that gives you the taste of adventure you crave.  You want to feel like your actions and contributions on the raft really make a difference in terms of successful navigation. 

Are You Still Asking, - Why Raft the Grade 5 Section of the Rangitikei River?

Simply put, this trip is one of the very best half day Grade 5 rafting trips in the entire world!

Grade 5 Whitewater Rafting

Grade 5 Whitewater Rafting

Grade 5 Whitewater Rafting

Grade 5 Whitewater Rafting

Price per person 

October 2018 - September 2020

  • Adult: NZ$189

* Minimum age 13 years

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