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Address: Christchurch 7990, New Zealand
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Sun - Sat 11:45 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Feel the thrill of rafting one of New Zealand’s most scenic and exciting...

Feel the thrill of rafting one of New Zealand’s most scenic and exciting stretches of white water in the heart of the South Island. With only one scheduled trip per day you will have time to enjoy every aspect; two delicious meals, spectacular scenery, rafting action with our professional team of guides, swimming in the calmer sections and an optional leap from ‘jump rock’ and the friendly atmosphere which people rave about. Join our day trip from Christchurch or drive yourselves, located 30 minutes off the main Christchurch to Queenstown highway.

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US$154.57*
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White Water Rafting from Christchurch
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Great value for money!

This was such an amazing experience. We started off with lunch with is always a great way to start. Then we had a briefing by an amazing team which had so much passion and energy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
HostelAntics24
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was such an amazing experience. We started off with lunch with is always a great way to start. Then we had a briefing by an amazing team which had so much passion and energy. We then drove down and had a laugh with everyone. Then we got teamed up "Stray vs Kiwi" 👍 and got Dino as our rafting... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a group of 9 we had a brilliant day with Rangitata Rafts. We we were told the water was a little low for this time of year but this had no negative of the white water rafting that day. It was also good that we got food before and afterwards.

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RangitataRafts, Public Relations Manager at Rangitata Rafts, responded to this review

Thanks for your fantastic review! You're right low water in the river doesn't take away from the experience. It's the same adrenaline filled activity whether it's high water or low water. Thanks again! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One smooth operation! Huge thanks to the team at Rangitata Rafts, has to be the best day trip I've done during my time in New Zealand. On the water, the guides have got things down to a fine art making for an awesome adrenaline filled run down a stunning section of river. Back at base things are kept simple meaning... More 

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RangitataRafts, Public Relations Manager at Rangitata Rafts, responded to this review

Thanks for your awesome review. We are glad you had a wonderful experience with the team here. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fantastic day rafting with Rangitata rafts. Was a great trip down the river with our guide Matt providing clear instructions down the rapids but also making it heaps of fun. Was a great company with lunch before the trip and a bbq provided afterwards. Thanks for the fantastic day

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RangitataRafts, Public Relations Manager at Rangitata Rafts, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are happy to see that you had a fantastic day. Cheers. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great day rafting. The instructors are great and explain everything very clear. Got feed before and after rafting. We did this as a work team bonding activity and everyone thoughly enjoyed themselves.

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RangitataRafts, Public Relations Manager at Rangitata Rafts, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We love when work teams come out, it is a great team building experience. Thanks again! More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a gran day with these professional and friendly people, on a brilliant river. Guide Matt was really good, made it fun but also we felt really confident in his instruction and knowledge. The lunch beforehand and bbq was also really good to make a day of it, and to share the excitement and stories after we got back to... More 

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RangitataRafts, Public Relations Manager at Rangitata Rafts, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are glad you had such a great day! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The scenery for got is rafting is unbelievable, absolutely stunning. We had a light lunch and a short drive to the lake where we were taken through all the commands and safety procedures. Matt was a new instructor and did really well, he was encouraging and spurred our raft to paddle really well. Thanks for a great day and for... More 

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RangitataRafts, Front Office Manager at Rangitata Rafts, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're happy you had such a wonderful time! More 

Schwindegg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this experience was the best i ever had on whitewater. i hve done three others on chattooga river usa and upper inn river Austria which where phantastic, but this beats all. many many thanks to the guides, you did a phantastic job and gave me an overwhelming morning that iwill remember as one of the highlights in over 40 years... More 

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RangitataRafts, Public Relations Manager at Rangitata Rafts, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Konrad! We're glad that we made your experience one of the best ever. Thanks again! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a fantastic afternoon with Rangitata Rafts this week. Very professional organisation with safety at the top of the list. Right there behind safety was having loads of fun. Deano is an excellent host giving us all the information we needed at the briefing delivered with humour and had us laughing all the way through. Started with lunch and then... More 

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RangitataRafts, Public Relations Manager at Rangitata Rafts, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review! We are happy you all came out and had such a wonderful time! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fab day on the river with Matt (Miley). Absolute highlight of trip. Please come work with us Matt, we will remind you of your accounting skills 😉

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RangitataRafts, Public Relations Manager at Rangitata Rafts, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We'll definitely send Matt your way....maybe he can do our books next year. Glad you had a great time! More 

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