Rangitikei River Canoe Safaris
The Rangitikei river carves its way through the steep deep papa gorges of the Kaimanawa and Ruahine ranges on its journey to the Tasman Sea. The rapids are grade one and two, and the scenery spectacular.
If you want a river with plenty of small rapids, steep gorges, clear water, quiet campsites and plenty of fun then this is the trip. Clients rate this river over most others.
There is clear water for trout fishing and swimming, grassy campsites on the river's edge, high papa bluffs, stands of native bush, short walks to waterfalls and the amazing "Rangitikei Boulders".
We also walk to the remains of the Mangaweka power scheme — Built in 1911 Mangaweka was one of the first towns on the main trunk line to have its own power.
Our 4 day trips start at the end of the White Water rafting section at River Valley. Other trips start progressively further down the river, and each section has its own stunning scenery and fun-filled rapids.
If you've just got a day to spare, join us on a one day trip or unwind with friends and enjoy great food and campsites an overnight camp on our two three or four day trips.
The nicest most spectacular river we've seen! Rapid after rapid in cliffs and canyons...... We've paddled hundreds of rivers in Canada, Alaska, fished in Iceland and Patagonia....this is the most spectacular one! Thanks to Simon for the good advices on which rivers and when to canoe them.. Nathalie Mongeau, Monreal Quebec
Rangitikei River Canoe Safaris River Trips
This is a great day trip for those wanting some mild whitewater excitement, and a variety of scenery—deep papa gorges, river flats, railway viaducts, and the old Mangaweka Power Scheme.
Something for everyone with lunch along the way
This trip starts at the end of the white water rafting section and covers the deep papa gorges down the river to Ohingaiti. We pass under several of the huge viaducts on the main trunk railway, as well as the bungy and rope swing at Gravity Canyon.read more ...
This trip starts at on the river at Mokai and covers the deep papa gorges down the river to Ohingaiti. We pass under several of the huge viaducts on the main trunk railway, as well as the bungy and rope swing at Gravity Canyon.read more ...