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Address: Christchurch 7990, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-696 3735
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11:45 - 16:30
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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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White Water Rafting from Christchurch
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We're on holiday in New Zealand and this is definitely one of the memories that will stay in our minds when we look back at our trip. And we even met Miley Cyrus!!! And have to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Lobke H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We're on holiday in New Zealand and this is definitely one of the memories that will stay in our minds when we look back at our trip. And we even met Miley Cyrus!!! And have to say we wouldn't want to flip with anyone else! We twerked all the way home:) Highly recommend these guys! Xx LeeLob

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Thank Lobke H
Darwin, Australia
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I did the full day rafting on the Rangitata River and did the grade 5 rapids. So much fun and a great day out, worth doing. Lunch was provided which was basic but good. Instructors were clear and fun.

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Birmingham, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great day! I was a little apprehensive at first about the level 5's but so glad I did them, and we didn't even flip! The food was good both before and after. It's the guides that really make it, they know what they're doing and keep you entertained along the way. There were loads cool pics at the... More 

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Thank Sprozzer
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am in my mid-20s and was traveling through NZ with 2 other friends looking for adventure and we found it here! The day starts with a communal lunch that helps introduce you to the guides and fellow rafters/world travelers. Then they take you through an informative talk about the day to come. They provided all of the gear you... More 

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Thank Kelsey G
Swanage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Steve, Cody and me had a really awesome adventure on grade 2, 3 and 5 rapids excellently led by our guide, Maddy. Would thoroughly recommend this.

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Thank SteveandJune
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Starts off with a briefing with a very professional but fun crew, then a short drive down to an awesome location. Thankfully, started off quietly so we could go through the techniques we would use because once you hit the rapids things seem to happen rather quickly! Although we did capsize (which was a bit scary) I think it may... More 

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Thank Victoria R
Damme, Belgium
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a bunch of cow boys who can not control their boats. You have a large river with one big stone before the rapid, and they manage to hit that stone and make the whole boat flip. They tell you they do everything for your safety, but it is not true

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time white water rafting and a great way to spend our anniversary. We had a great time here! All the crew were very friendly, fun and helpful. With the added bonus of good fresh food to charge up before and refuel after the fun. Well worth every cent and recommend anyone looking to have a great fun filled wedding... More 

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

We very grateful to have been apart of your wedding anniversary. It's definitely a great activity for bonding with your partner. We're happy you had such a wonderful time. Thank you for the review. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day rafting with these guys, the whole crew is super friendly and great fun. We felt really safe on the water with the whole crew doing their best to look after us

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

Safety is #1 in our books! :) We're happy you had a great time, thanks for the review. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great crew who really make the trip fun and interesting. The river is awesome with lots of whitewater and the food is great. Really enjoyed my trip and will defiantly be going back!!

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

Thanks for the review, we can't wait to see you back again soon! More 

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