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Extreme Grade 5 White Water Rafting,

Rangitikei River, New Zealand

You’ll be seduced by The Rangitikei. It grabs your imagination, knots your stomach at high water and let’s your spirit run free on sunny low water days. It’ll beat you, rollick you and if you’re not scared sometimes, it’s possible you’re a paddle short of the imagination needed to stay alive!

Get an overload of joy, exhilaration, and ‘stomach in your mouth’ moments when you raft this challenging white water. Ready?  Contact us now!

It's Grade Five rafting - that's Class Five - if you're from the USA - on the Rangitikei River, near Taihape, New Zealand. This is steep, technical, New Zealand White Water Rafting at it's best.

Why Choose Grade 5 White Water?

Because you can! You’ve already faced powerful rapids, confused, broken water and large drops and you’re ready for more. You’re someone who wants to test yourself through fast boiling eddies and you’re realistic about the personal risk.

Passionate skilled guides will be with you all the way. Come join us. Slide into a wetsuit; get your adventure booties on, a helmet on your head, a life jacket on your back, and bring a Grade Five attitude!

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The Rangitikei - Rangi = The Day - Tikei = I took great strides.


Get your heart rate up! Get wet! Get white! GET RAFTING. Start your adventure now - Phone 0800 248666, or email us here
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Grade Five rafting is for adventurous people – read the international classification of rapids

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Questions about making a booking or whether a Grade 5 trip is for you?  Talk to our rafting consultants by calling 0800 248666 if in New Zealand, or +64 6 3881444 if overseas, or by emailing by clicking here.

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