Rangitaiki River White Water Scenic 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 central Rotorua commercial accommodation at around 10.30am or meet at the Murupara Motorca.. 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.


Enjoy Rangitaiki River and it's spectacular scenery on this grade 2 white water rafting tour. Laid back fun, this river has spectacular scenery, including cascading waterfalls tumbling into the river, beautiful forest views and sheer rock gorges clad in native bush. The gentle rolling rapids make this a great trip for families and for those looking for a more relaxed experience.


  • Instant Confirmation
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

This trip starts at the base of the spectacular Aniwhenua Falls, a beautiful waterfall framed by sheer rock walls.

For the adventurous you can start your trip by jumping into the river, a series of jump off points at various heights are available. For the less adventurous you can make your way down the rocks to the waters edge.

This is just the start of an amazing piece of scenic New Zealand with several other waterfalls and spectacular forest as you wind your way for one and a half hours down the river.

The rapids are gentle rolling rapids with very few rocks to avoid, making this a great trip for families or those looking to relax and enjoy the scenery. There is even the chance to stop and have a shower under a beautiful veil waterfall. Have a turn at trying to guide the raft or just relax and enjoy the view.



Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

All necessary equipment

Entry/Admission - River Rats Raft & Kayak



Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

There is a recommended minimum weight of 30 kilograms (88 pounds) for this tour. Please advise us of any participants under 40kg.

Please bring swimwear, a towel and a sense of adventure!

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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  • 15-Oct-2022

    Firstly thank you again to Justin and the crew for the day on the water it's one we won't forget soon. The day started at Murupara where we got detailed briefs on the days activities and also the safety on the river. We had multiple anxious people on this trip that were afraid of the water or could not swim but the guides were able to keep them calm and reassure them they will be the first ones to be rescued if the worst happened. A quick van ride to the start of the river and we were into it. The river itself was humming, with great water flow this made for a exhilarating trip. It had a good mix of big drops and more technical rapids so that was awesome and kept everyone engaged throughout. The guides were professional and entertaining which made for a safe and enjoyable day for all involved. I had a blast as did everyone on our trip and we will definitely be back. Cheers guys.

  • 14-Oct-2022

    Beautiful scenery and a wonderful guide! A very relaxing trip across calm waters, would highly recommend!

  • 14-Oct-2022

    Great family fun rapids. Really well organised. Super fun to jump out and float down the river, and some gorgeous waterfalls. Delicious lunch and great side trip to some Māori carvings 😄

  • 03-Oct-2022

    Amazing experience, we wanted to do grade 5 but since kids are young we did grade 2 Rangitaiki rafting..we were not disappointed at all..great experience a must do..thanks Justin for a amazing experience

  • 18-Sep-2022

    Amazing trip, my kids both had a blast and we would love to come back again. Even though it was winter, the first trip it was still beautiful!

  • 16-May-2022

    Justin was amazing - we had a family trip and a very nervous mum and 10 yr old - Justin was amazing at putting us at ease, making it super fun, relaxed and totally enjoyable. Would highly recommend River Rats - they take care to make you feel super comfortable, and also provide lots of info during the trip, with some little excursions along the way. A great family day out!!

  • 22-Jan-2022

    A great time! Justin, our guide, was really fun and very experienced. He communicated well and did a great job with the kids, who loved it. There were several opportunities to jump in and float through some rapids, which was great. The scenery along the way is stunning, which made for some great photos. A really fantastic family experience, thanks Justin!

  • 20-Jan-2022

    Greats family experience, kids enjoy it. Great fun! Would love to take the kids back again once they are older for more exploring

  • 07-Jan-2022

    This was a fantastic trip for the family. The kids were able to play and swim very safely at many places on our way down the river and loved floating through the rapids and jumping off the raft! The river is amazing with great places to stop along the way for photos and a drink of spring water straight from the rock face! Our guide Justin was friendly and professional and made he trip so much fun for the kids. He was very knowledgeable of the area and made the transfers from hotel and assembly area really interesting with all his local knowledge and entertaining stories! A perfect day out for the family We look forward to doing it again!

  • 18-Dec-2021

    We booked this package for our family friendly event for our Xmas function as we had kids that ranged from 6-9 yrs of age. This was absolutely fantastic! great enjoyment for the kids and adults. stunning scenery. Justin and the team were very professional and fun at the same time. It was great to sit back and take it all in. Thanks for the fantastic day. We will be coming back for another when the kids are old enough to do the grade 3.

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