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Lower Rangitata
Grade 2

A relaxed trip suitable for all abilities

Great for the whole family and those looking for a relaxed rafting experience, our grade 2 adventure is your chance to splash through the fun rapids of the lower Rangitata River. Floating at a more chilled-out pace, you’ll get to soak up the scenery as you wind your way down river, then jump in for a swim in the calmer sections. Scroll down for a full run-down of the day.

A fun, relaxed trip for all abilities

The River Crew

You will have a fun and professional guide in the boat with you and our driver will take photos of your adventure to capture the memories. For more information, check out our FAQs.

ADULT COST

$175

CHILD COST

$130 - Ages 5-15

MINIMUM AGE

5+ Years

DURATION

4 HRS (1.5 HOURS RIVER TIME)

BBQ

A classic kiwi BBQ to unwind

GEAR INCLUDED

lifejackets, wetsuits and helmets

WHAT TO BRING

Towel and togs

PHOTOS AVAILABLE

for purchase

Trips depart twice daily October – April 8am + 12.30pm
Transport available

GETTING STARTED

Meeting at our base in the shadows of the Southern Alps, we’ll get you wet-suited and booted before driving through breathtaking scenery to our starting point – the lower part of the Rangitata River.

LEARN THE ROPES

We wouldn’t drop you in the deep end without the key skills. So, we’ll start the trip with a safety talk on the bank before we kick off our adventure on (mostly) flat water, teaching you the paddling skills you need to run the rapids. When you’ve got the hang of things, the fun really begins.

RUN THE RAPIDS

With your newly learned skills, you’ll splash through the fun grade 1–2 rapids of the lower Rangitata River, soaking up the spectacular scenery along the way. Then in the calmer parts, sit back and admire the view or jump in for a well-earned swim.

GRAB A HOT SHOWER AND BBQ

It wouldn’t be a Rangitata Rafts trip without some good ole Kiwi hospitality. So while you have a hot shower and check out the action shots, we’ll put on a classic Kiwi BBQ full of delicious South Canterbury sausages. We can cater to your dietary requirements – just let us know on the day. And if you fancy an alcoholic drink with your food, there’s a selection available to purchase.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Preview the complete circuit of the grade 2 experience.
See Grade 5 adventure

Getting Started

Meeting at our base in the shadows of the Southern Alps, we’ll get you wet-suited and booted before driving through breathtaking scenery to our starting point – the lower part of the Rangitata River.

Learn the ropes

We wouldn’t drop you in the deep end without the key skills. So, we’ll start the trip with a safety talk on the bank before we kick off our adventure on (mostly) flat water, teaching you the paddling skills you need to run the rapids. When you’ve got the hang of things, the fun really begins.

Run the rapids

With your newly learned skills, you’ll splash through the fun grade 1–2 rapids of the lower Rangitata River, soaking up the spectacular scenery along the way. Then in the calmer parts, sit back and admire the view or jump in for a well-earned swim.

Grab a hot shower and BBQ

It wouldn’t be a Rangitata Rafts trip without some good ole Kiwi hospitality. So while you have a hot shower and check out the action shots, we’ll put on a classic Kiwi BBQ full of delicious South Canterbury sausages. We can cater to your dietary requirements – just let us know on the day. And if you fancy an alcoholic drink with your food, there’s a selection available to purchase.