Rangitaiki River

Rangitaiki River

Over shadowed by the Kaituna river, the Rangitaiki is often seen as an inferior option, but it’s definitely not to be under estimated. It is nothing short of an epic rafting adventure. 


Set in a beautifully remote canyon, the Rangitaiki river provides 14km's of amazing white water.

With moments of intense action, you will have a sensory overload as you cascade down the three story high Jeff’s Joy, crashing through a bus sized wave at the bottom.  As the adrenalin rushes through your veins, you will then be able to take a breath and enjoy the remaining 11km's of grade 3 white water in a truly spectacular setting, dodging rocks and explode through waves like rafting ninjas.

With approximately 1.5 hours (depending on water levels) on the river, you will be left feeling satisfied and stoked on what you have achieved.

The Rangitaiki is located 45mins south east of Rotorua near a small village called Murupara. Either drive yourself out and spend some time bathing in the free hot pools halfway back to Rotorua or be picked up in Central Rotorua with the Rotorua Rafting crew, ready for some good banter on the bus ride out. 

A light lunch is also included in this trip.

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  • What we offer

    FREE transfers from Central Rotorua
    All safety equipment (wetsuit, booties, helmet, buoyancy aids)
    Whitewater river rafting on the Rangitaiki River
    About 1.5 hours on the river, allow 5 hours round trip
    Lunch is included

  • What to bring

    Swimsuit and Towel
    Smiles and Screams

  • Departure Times

    Year round - 9am, others on demand

  • Requirements

    Minimum age - 13 yrs and over (Full trip - Grade 5)

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The ultimate kiwi whitewater experience in one of the most beautiful places in the world!!! We just wanted to do it all again!!!
Paul Smith, Australia