A family is having fun on the river during their Grade 2 Rafting Adventure on Lower Rangitata River organized by Rangitaiki Rafts.

Grade 2 Rafting Adventure on Lower Rangitata River

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Peel Forest
Meeting place

At our base in Peel Forest (53 Waikari Road, Peel Forest 7990, South Canterbury, New Zealand)

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If you're looking for fun and relaxed white water rafting on New Zealand's South Island, the Lower Rangitata is a perfect choice. Suitable for everybody aged 5 and over, a splashing adventure with easy rapids and a beautiful natural backdrop awaits your whole family. Join our experienced guides and enjoy this half-day tour far away from the crowds topped off with an authentic Kiwi BBQ.

Tour programme
- Preparation:
For your rafting adventure on Lower Rangitata river, we meet at our base in Peel Forest near Geraldine. Here you meet our team and get all the necessary equipment. As soon as everybody put on their wetsuit we drive to the river in our vehicles. Before we get in the water, your experienced guide will give you a detailed safety talk to prepare you for the trip.
- Tour:
We start our tour on mostly flat water, where you can get used to paddling. The Lower Rangitata takes us through beautiful scenery which can be admired from the raft. Along the way, we come across many grade 1 and 2 rapids that provide for a lot of fun and splashing water. If you want, you can also go for a refreshing swim during one of the calmer parts of the river.
- Return
At the end of the tour, we will be picked up and taken back to our base. While you change and take a hot shower, we prepare a classic Kiwi BBQ with delicious South Canterbury sausages, coleslaw and potatoes for you. Now it's time to relax, enjoy some great food, and check out the photos of your adventure.

Tour facts
- River: Lower Rangitata (Difficulty level: Class II)
- Description: The lower section of the glacially-fed Rangitata River combines beautiful scenery with fun rapids, making it ideal for a relaxed day out in New Zealand's stunning nature.
- Distance: about 9 km
- Total duration: 4 hrs
- Time on the river: 1.5 hrs
- Participants per boat: up to 7

Included Services
- High-quality raft
- Rafting and safety gear (wetsuit, thermals, fleeces, windbreaker, booties, flotation vest, helmet)
- Certified rafting guide
- Transfer from our base to the river and back to the base
- Classic Kiwi BBQ
- Optional: Photos (per boat; up to 7 people can share the same set of photos)

Bring along
- Swimwear
- Towel
- Glasses strap

- Minimum age: 5 years
- Physical health

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