Rangitaiki River White Water Rafting From Rotorua

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    11:30 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Murupara Motor Camp, Murupara 3079, New Zealand
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Complimentary transfers from our head office at Rotorua Airport at 10.00am, central Rotorua commercial accommodation at.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Experience the thrill of white water rafting on the Rangitaiki River. Rapids are mostly grade 3 with one grade 4 rapid. The trip consists of fun bouncy rapids running through a beautiful river valley featuring stunning views of native and plantation forest.


  • Instant Confirmation
  • All necessary equipment included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

The rapids require good team work from you but 15 - 20 minutes of training is given before the trip teaching all the required paddle and safety commands and practice is undertaken on flat water before launching into the rapids.

The trip is suitable for anyone who is physically active. There is around 15 minutes of flat water at about the mid point on the trip allowing time to relax, enjoy the scenery, chat with your guide and fellow rafters and even have a swim if you wish.

You'll be provided with:
  • Safety Helmets
  • Lifejackets
  • Wetsuits
  • Polar Fleece Tops (weather dependent)
  • Spray jackets (weather dependent)
  • Wetsuit Booties
  • Food and Drink
  • Hot Shower



Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

All necessary equipment



Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 10 years

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Please bring swim wear and a towel

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Traveler Reviews

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  • 20-Sep-2022

    Our guide was fantastic and patient so we could take lots of pictures. We learned a lot about the region.

  • 10-Jun-2022

    Amazing experience for our family of 6. Justin was an awesome knowledgeable guide. Would recommend to anyone

  • 07-Feb-2022

    Our guide Justin was amazing! he made us feel really comfortable and we trusted him completely. Thank you for being so patient with us. Both of our guides were very experienced with loads of local knowledge and interesting stories. Such an awesome trip for families and even great if it's raining. Beautiful scenery with no other people around which I liked and the water was delightful during our little dip.

  • 04-Jan-2022

    We did the Grade 2 scenic trip. What an amazing family adventure! The guide was friendly, patient and had a great sense of fun. Our two kids (8 and 10 years of age) had a blast. The 8 year old is a little reluctant with new things, whereas the 10 year old likes to push the boundaries. I felt like this trip catered to both of their personalities by getting them out of their comfort zone in a safe, but exciting way. Definitely would recommend this activity for other families. You know it’s been a good day when almost everyone falls asleep on the way back home even though it’s only early in the afternoon!

  • 06-Jun-2021

    Amazing guide with local historical knowledge and river knowledge. Trip was the perfect thing to do with a family on a grey weather day. Fantastic scenery and a refreshing swim in the river too!! Thanks Justin! We really enjoyed our day.

  • 02-Feb-2021

    We had a group of 8 and this trip had something for everyone including our 11 year old son who loved it. The guides were very experienced and made us feel at ease during the trip.

  • 01-Feb-2021

    Great time with an awesome crew, How good is that’s big drop! Thanks to the crew would definitely come back and do it again.

  • 25-Jan-2021

    Great for our kids ages 10 and 12yrs. We went with other families and everyone enjoyed it! Guides were great.

  • 30-Dec-2020

    We did this trip with three families with children ranging from 9 - 12 and had a great time! The guides were amazing, rafting was so much fun and the scenery was beautiful! I definitely recommend!!! The kids were asking if we could do it again the next day 🤣

  • 28-Dec-2020

    River Rats were professional but personable, putting us at ease that we were in good hands. The scenery is untouched and beautiful. Riding the rapids was just damn good fun!

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