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If experiencing a real ‘off the beaten track’ Kiwi adventure is on your bucket list then Rangitata Rafts is the place for you!
Rangitata Rafts is a family-owned Kiwi adventure business located two hours south of Christchurch. We have unique access to the Rangitata Gorge, one of New Zealand's most remote and exciting white water experiences. We're all about giving people a fun, relaxed experience while tackling some of the South Island's best rapids. Cozy Backpacker lodge accommodation too.
Our base is situated in the heart of rural South Canterbury in the shadow of the majestic Southern Alps, after gearing up we’ll drive through this beautiful scenery to our starting point above the Rangitata Gorge.
Learn the ropes before hitting the big time
We teach you all the skills you need on the river. The first part of our trip is on (mostly!) flat water so you can learn the basics of paddling, raft and river safety. Once you've got the hang of things we get into the good stuff – rafting the glorious Rangitata Gorge.
Fun, laughter and Thrills
Grade 5 white water rapids guaranteed for thrill seekers, starting at our base at the foot of the majestic Southern Alps to tackling some of the best white water rapids in New Zealand, this is a trip you're guaranteed to remember for a lifetime.
Grade 2 especially for families A fun day out for the whole family! Spend 1.5hrs on the river splashing through grade 2 rapids on this beautiful section of river that winds through one of New Zealand’s oldest sheep station. If you’re feeling brave, take a dip in the fresh mountain water!
Grab a hard-earned BBQ
It wouldn't be a Rangitata Rafts trip without some hard-earned grub at the end. For all trips, enjoy a classic Kiwi BBQ after a hot shower, and check out the photos from your trip. Beer and wine available for purchase during the BBQ.
Accommodation - stay at the Lodge
A cosy backpacker style lodge in the middle of a back country sheep & beef station. Quiet and relaxing amongst some of New Zealand's best scenery, only 10 minutes from Peel Forest and great hiking trails.
Sleeps up to 35 people with 4 dorm rooms and 2 double rooms. Log burner, all rooms have heaters. Bedding provided. Separate men's and women's toilets with showers in each. Fully equipped kitchen and living/entertainment area with flat screen TV, Wifi, lots of games and dvds.
BBQ facilities on the sheltered balcony. Free coffee, tea, milk and sugar
We suggest you bring groceries along since we are a wee ways away from the nearest store. However, Peel Forest cafe/pub (10 minutes drive) has some really great food.
Lodge Pricing: Winter rate May - September. Entire lodge $400 per night for first 10 people. Then $30 per person for each extra guest. Transport to/from nearby ski fields can be arranged at an extra cost.
Enquiries and Bookings call 0800 251 251 or email firstname.lastname@example.org