A family is having fun on the river during their Lower Rangitata Rafting with Christchurch transfer organized by Rangitaiki Rafts.

Lower Rangitata Rafting with Christchurch transfer

Meeting place

We arrange a pick-up from one of our 5 pick-up locations* in Christchurch after you completed your booking.

FREE cancellation with full refund up to 24 hours before the start of the activity

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Duration: 8 hours - For kids (5-15 years)

Next available date:

Tuesday, 1 October
Start time:

for 1 participant

Duration: 8 hours - For adults

Next available date:

Tuesday, 1 October
Start time:

for 1 participant

Duration: 8 hours - For adults incl. photos

Next available date:

Tuesday, 1 October
Start time:

for 1 participant


Join us for a day off the beaten track amidst New Zealand's unique nature. If you're looking for some fun and relaxed white water rafting from Christchurch, our Lower Rangitata trip including pick-up is the ideal choice. Suitable for everybody aged 5 and over, a splashing adventure with easy grade 2 rapids, topped off with an authentic Kiwi BBQ, awaits your whole family.

Tour programme
- Preparation:
For your rafting with Christchurch transfer, we pick you up at one of our 5 pick-up locations* in Christchurch and take you to our base in Peel Forest near Geraldine. The drive takes about 2 hours. Once you arrived, 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. At the end of the day, we take you back to Christchurch.

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
- Pick-up from Christchurch and return
- 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

*Christchurch pick-up locations
- Top 10 Holiday Park, Papanui
- Sudima Hotel Carpark, Christchurch Airport
- All Stars Inn on Bealey
- Canterbury Museum, Christchurch Central
- Dress-Smart, Hornby

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