Is This Just A Load of Red Bull or Is It a Case of World Famous in Taihape?

By Brian | October 25, 2019

Is This Just A Load of Red Bull or Is It a Case of World Famous in Taihape? A traveller went rafting with us the other day. The trip he did was on the Grade 5 section of the Rangitikei River. He was probably in his mid-30s and travelling alone. Often, people travelling alone like [...]

It’s Early October – What’s Happening at River Valley

By Brian | October 12, 2019

It’s Early October - What’s Happening at River Valley It is time for another River Valley update. What a busy couple of weeks it has been! We have certainly gone up several gears in a short time. Here are a few of the highlights of what has been happening (in no particular order). A wedding. [...]

What Are the Booking Trends at River Valley for the Coming Season?

By Brian | September 27, 2019

What Are the Booking Trends at River Valley for the Coming Season? What have you to look forward to at River Valley these coming warmer months? It is that time of year when our forward bookings really start to pick up. Whether by phone, email or direct from the website, increasing numbers of people are [...]

A River Dance

By Brian | June 27, 2019

A River Dance Come to the end of autumn all our summer seasonal guides have left for other, normally warmer climes. This departure means the rafting guide crew is predominately family and local guides. This time of year is also when I seem to do most of my raft guiding. Being winter, I am an [...]

So, What Is in These Names?

By Brian | December 17, 2018

So, What Is in These Names? Following last weeks blog which gave a brief history of some of the rapid names on the popular Grade 5 white water section of the Rangitikei River, I have had some feedback about my understanding of the history of those names, and some clarification on who and why the [...]

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