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.
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.