Inflatable Kayaking – Fun Family Day Trip

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Season:1st October to 30th April

A family rafting adventure on the Scenic section downstream from River Valley Lodge sounds just the ticket. A heap of fun, side hike, lunch on the river – what could be better?

Duration: Full Day

$215

PER ADULT

$99

per child (12 years & under)

Start time

Trips depart daily at 9.30 am
Please note: Minimum numbers of 2 adults, or 1 adult and 2 children are needed for this trip to run

A family rafting adventure on the Scenic section downstream from River Valley Lodge sounds just the ticket. A heap of fun, side hike, lunch on the river – what could be better?

Are you looking for a family adventure that is fun, adventurous, safe, but will still extend everyone just a little?

A family rafting adventure on the Awesome Scenic section downstream from River Valley Lodge sounds just the ticket. A heap of fun, side hike, lunch on the river, what could be better?

It is then that you realise that your young teenagers (and maybe yourself and your partner), while not really wanting to (in your case), or not old enough, (in their case), to do a Grade 5 white water trip, probably need a little more excitement than what sitting in a raft would bring.

This is where we introduce you to our fleet of Inflatable Kayaks

These will give you a fun ride, challenge you, most probably get you wet, and ensure big, big smiles at the end of the day.

Possibly you are thinking that you don’t have the skill level for these craft. These boats are really more like a mini raft than a conventional kayak. You sit in them, however as they have no upper deck, there are no problems getting out of them. They can be used as two person or single person craft.

Inflatable Kayaks are incredibly forgiving and stable

At the beginning of the trip, our guides will give you instruction on how to steer them, and from there on direct you where you need to be on the river.

At all times they will keep a practised eye on how you are going.

We find in fact that many families prefer a trip that has a mix of inflatable kayaks and rafts. This means that everyone can have a go if they want.

Inflatable kayaks on the Awesome Scenic section of the Rangitikei River are most suitable for children 10 years and up, plus young at heart adults.

Warning – you may not stay dry!

When booking an Awesome Scenic Rafting Adventure, make sure to enquire about the possibility of some family members being in an Inflatable Kayak.

We supply wetsuits or our specially designed splash proof overpants, ideal for the summer, and, for those people who do not like the idea os squeezing into a wetsuit. Also supplied are thermal tops, splash jackets, neoprene boots, lifejackets and helmets.

What we provide

  • Wetsuit or fleece lined paddle pants
  • Helmet
  • Lifejacket
  • Neoprene booties
  • Fleece top
  • Paddle jacket
  • On cooler days, neoprene gloves and neoprene socks
  • A riverside picnic lunch

What to bring

  • Towel
  • Swimsuit
  • A thirst for fun!
  • Sunscreen
  • You are welcome to bring your phone or camera on this trip and we will try to provide a dry bag or box to put them in

Have any questions?

Speak to one of our friendly adventure consultants who would love to help you out.
thelodge@rivervalley.co.nz / 0800 248666

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