We need a minimum of 4 people for this trip to go ahead. Departures are river level dependent.
What we provide:
- Neoprene booties
- Fleece top
- Paddle jacket
- On cooler days, neoprene gloves and neoprene socks
What to bring:
- A thirst for fun!
The Rangitikei River – Grade 5 Section Map
Use the controls to check out this beautiful section of the Rangitikei River, the Grade 5 section – steep, technical and fun. Click on each rapid to more see photos of what lies ahead.
Still Not Sure if This Trip is for You?
Hold on a minute, you have questions right?
Will I be Fit Enough?
You do need an average level of fitness as you will be required to help paddle the raft.
Do I Need Experience?
You do not need any experience to join our trip, as long as you have the right attitude and are willing to work as part of a team.
Will I Fall out?
You may fall out, in fact 5% of people have an unplanned exit from the raft.
How Safe is it?
Rafting the Grade 5 section of the Rangitikei River is not 100% safe. There are absolutely no guarantees that nothing untoward will happen.
Is This Trip Really for me?
This trip is not for everyone. It is for the person who knows what they want in a whitewater rafting experience – fun, thrills, excitement, and a real sense that what you do on that raft, with your paddle, actually makes a difference.
Will I be in Safe Hands?
At River Valley, exploring rivers is a passion, and since 1982 we have been taking people down rivers in rafts. That passion has now been passed through three generations, with two of those generations still actively guiding. On any given day, between the guides on the river, there can be up to 97 years of experience. That is quite something.
As far as guide training is concerned, we believe in putting actions to our words. At regular intervals, our white water raft guides conduct scenario testing. This involves setting up situations, (without clients), where skills and systems are tested and challenged. River Guides Guides employed at River Valley are as a general rule, highly skilled to begin with. If they are are working here they do not need to be trained to guide a raft!
I’m Not Sure This Trip is for me, What are my Other Options?
Our full day scenic rafting trip is a great option for those who aren’t sure they want to do the grade 5 trip. This trip is also suitable for children under 13. Or, explore more of the beautiful Rangitikei River on one of our 1-6 day multi-day rafting trips.