Guaranteed Trip Departures

What Is A Guaranteed Departure?

A Guaranteed Departure is a multi day trip, where the minimum numbers to run the trip have been met.

This page sets out what trips are guaranteed to have a departure (weather permitting), the dates that the trip is scheduled for, and whether there are vacancies for other people to join the trip.

This is particularly relevant for singles and couples who want to adventure with other people.

Departures and Schedules

The start date in each case is the night BEFORE departure on the river or by horseback. That is the night you arrive at River Valley Lodge prior to leaving on the river or trek the next morning (EXCEPT the River Valley Ride).

The finish date is the last day on the river or trek. The exceptions to this are the Rangitikei Headwaters Expedition which includes a night at River Valley Lodge after the river trip, and a Rangitikei River Explorer where the last night is at Rathmoy Lodge. In effect both these trips finish the following morning, and this is the date set out below.

Multi-Day River Trips

4th January 2021 – Mokai Canyon
15th January 2021 – The Epic Rangitikei

Horse Riding Holidays

What people say

Horse Trekking in New Zealand with River Valley Stables

Horse Trekking in New Zealand with River Valley Stables

“I decided to try River Valley Stables because I really wanted to go somewhere that was going to let me ride how I ride. You know, not go and plod around some field with 10 other people.

And that is what I actually found with this experience… Read More

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Alex Hoskins-Smith

Auckland, NZ

Grade 5 Rafting, Rangitikei River, New Zealand

3 Day Mokai Canyon Rafting Adventure

“My biggest obstacle in doing a Grade 5 rafting trip with River Valley was a previous negative kayaking experience. As it turned out, if I had had the cash and time I would have done a second trip the next morning!

Having now done the trip, I find that I have developed a craving… Read More

Neil Duxbury

United Kingdom

3 Day Mokai Canyon Rafting Adventure

3 Day Mokai Canyon Rafting Adventure

” The chill spray and rush of the water is instantly energising; and your attention is quickly focused on the river’s flow – wild and white, mildly ruffled, slickly swirling, or calmly clear. When it is quiet, you take in your surroundings: towering cliffs, canyons and hill sides, shoals of fish darting past the rafts, wild ducks and ducklings at the river’s edge, birds of prey wheeling in the vast… Read More


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