Rangitata Rafts


Rangitata Rafts is a family-owned Kiwi adventure business situated two hours south of Christchurch. We have unique access, through our historic sheep farm, 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 biggest rapids. We are also passionate about the environment and the beautiful piece of New Zealand we are lucky enough to raft in.


Grade 1 to 5… it’s your call

With Grade 1 to 5 white water guaranteed on every trip, all you have to decide is whether you're up for the big ones or would rather admire them from a distance. (Our photographer can walk you around the largest rapids if you think they're a bit much!) Spine-tingling scenery

When rugged Lord Of The Rings scenery meets white water exhilaration, it’s a pretty massive rush. Add to this the fact that you're smack in the middle of an historic high-country sheep station and you’ve got the perfect recipe for a great Kiwi adventure. Time to relax

Our trips are exciting, fun and relaxed. We're out on the river for nearly three hours which is more than enough time to learn some boat skills, get your share of some of NZ's best rapids and make a raft-full of new friends! Legendary guides

Our guides are internationally experienced, quick with a joke and will teach you everything you need to know to tackle the river. From paddle technique, to safety maneuvers you'll be ready for anything the river throws at you.

We spoil you (just a little!) Yes, we’ll lend you gear. Yes, there’ll be some of the best rafting anywhere. But how about a tasty lunch when you arrive, a hot shower afterwards, and a filling barbie for dinner while you relax and check out your action pics?

We've got you covered!

It is advisable to book ahead to avoid missing out on your preferred day. Because we understand that travel plans change we are happy to alter your booking availability permitting and with 48 hours’ prior notice. Once a booking has been confirmed you must provide Rangitata Rafts with 48 hours’ prior notice of cancellations or full payment will be charged. Refunds will be given if Rangitata Rafts cancels a rafting trip due to safety reasons or lack of participants. Any booked participant under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be excluded from rafting without a credit refund. To the extent permitted by law all our liability for damage to your tour disruption to travel plans mental and physical injury is excluded. Rangitata Rafts cannot be held responsible if instructions are not followed.

Peel Forest RD205 South Canterbury New Zealand


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