Rafting Trips
Family lower Gorge
Grade 2
Trip details:
Price

Adult $175.00 NZD
Kids $130.00 NZD (5-15yr)

Departure

Varies depending on day.

Duration

3.5 hours

Includes

BBQ after
All equipment

What to bring

Swim suit
Towel

Age restiction 5 years +
Book your trip now!
*CLOSED FOR WINTER* Bring the whole family
***WE ARE CLOSED FOR THE WINTER SEASON AND WILL RE-OPEN ON 1ST OCTOBER 2018. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A BOOKING FOR OUR NEW SEASON PLEASE SEND US AN EMAIL AT INFO@RAFTS.CO.NZ*** This exciting, family-friendly trip, taken by our experienced staff, will involve guiding you through the lower part of the Rangitata River. Suitable for kids of all ages, you'll get a true South Island rafting experience, up to grade three white water rapids and some of the most beautiful scenery New Zealand has to offer!
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*CLOSED FOR WINTER* Bring the whole family
***WE ARE CLOSED FOR THE WINTER SEASON AND WILL RE-OPEN ON 1ST OCTOBER 2018. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A BOOKING FOR OUR NEW SEASON PLEASE SEND US AN EMAIL AT INFO@RAFTS.CO.NZ*** This exciting, family-friendly trip, taken by our experienced staff, will involve guiding you through the lower part of the Rangitata River. Suitable for kids of all ages, you'll get a true South Island rafting experience, up to grade three white water rapids and some of the most beautiful scenery New Zealand has to offer!
Scroll down to see how the day pans out!
Trip details:
Price

Adult $175.00 NZD
Kids $130.00 NZD (5-15yr)

Departure

Varies depending on day.

Duration

3.5 hours

Includes

BBQ after
All equipment

What to bring

Swim suit
Towel

Age restiction 5 years +
Book your trip now!
Getting Started
Our rafting base is situated in the heart of rural Canterbury in the shadow of the majestic Southern Alps. After having a brief on the day and gearing up we’ll drive through this beautiful scenery to our starting point below the Rangitata Gorge.
Learn the ropes
We wouldn't want to just drop you in the deep end without the key skills! We teach you all the skills you need on the river. We'll give you a chance to learn the basics of paddling, raft and river safety, plus meet your new raft family and generally get comfortable before we hit any white water.
Tackle some white water!
The lower trips takes us into some fun rapids that will whet your appetite for more. With your newly learned skills and your raft-full of eager paddlers you'll charge through grade 1 to 2 white water. There'll also be plenty of chance to check out the majestic scenery and have the odd swim in the river.
Grab a hard-earned BBQ
It wouldn't be a Rangitata Rafts trip with out some hard-earned grub at the end. For all our trips we put on a classic kiwi BBQ while you have a hot shower. Then we all tuck in to a tasty South Canterbury sausage and regale each other with tales of our triumph! Beer and wine available for purchase during the BBQ.