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Laid back fun for the whole family!

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Adult Ages 16+
Child Ages 5 to 15

Raft the Rangitaiki River

The Rangitaiki Grade 2 scenic trip is an extraordinary adventure for the whole family (ages 5 and up) and those wanting time on the water to enjoy the spectacular scenery.

The expedition starts at the base of Aniwhenua Falls in the lower Rangitaiki River. Spend 1.5 hours on the water as you paddle past cascading waterfalls, lush native forest, and through the striking rock gorge. There are some fun rapids but they are nice rolling wave trains without many obstacles to avoid, so you get the fun without the technical difficulty – it’s the best of both worlds!

The full expedition is 5.5 hours including a picnic-style lunch, Rotorua transfers, safety training, and river time of approximately 1.5 hours. You don’t need rafting experience for this one but you do need to be able to get down the rock step formations to start the journey.

Enjoy an epic family adventure on the river.

Complimentary pick up is available from your central Rotorua commercial accommodation or, if you prefer, you can meet us at River Rats Base in Murupara.

Where We Meet:
Meet at the Murupara Motorcamp, 963 State Highway 38, Murupara, or arrange for our shuttle to pick you up from your central Rotorua commercial accommodation.


Trips are subject to minimum numbers, water levels and weather conditions.

Suitable for all active people 5 years and over.

Recommended minimum weight limit 20kg, Maximum 125kg.

Large groups can be taken by arrangement – please contact us for details.

We provide:

Safety Helmets
Polar Fleece Tops (weather dependent)
Spray jackets (weather dependent)
Wetsuit Booties

You need: