Rangitikei River Adventures – Guided Canoe Tours

Step out of your comfort zone and into a canoe with a Rangitikei River adventure. We have a range of Rangitikei guided river tours on offer, So if you have already ticked off the Whanganui River with us - or are a seasoned veteran of the water, this is a great way to test out your skills! Check out what Canoe Safaris has to offer on this beautiful river today.

Rangitikei River Guided Canoe Tours

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 and is a great option if you want a bit more excitement on the water or have already experienced the Whanganui River tour.


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 is simply 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 can 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.

As this river isn't managed by DOC we can offer some flexibility for campsites on our longer trips... Wild Camping anyone?!


Our 4 day Rangitikei River adventure start at the end of the White Water rafting section at River Valley. Other guided tours 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. For those with more time, unwind with friends and enjoy great food and campsites on an overnight camp on our Two, Three, or Four day expertly guided Rangitikei River tour right in the center of New Zealand's North Island.

If you feel this may be a little too far out of your comfort zone for now - Start off by Canoeing the Whanganui River with us over 3,4 or 5 days to help build up your canoeing skills!