River Valley Rafting

River Valley Rafting

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R R

Malaysia

Ranking: 10/10

Great experience with nice view along the crystal clear river. Guide on that day was Tom who was really professional and fun.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Juliane Mueller

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

What an adventure! Grade 5 river rafting with really nice guides who explained a lot, not only about the rafting itself. I would do it again! It was totally worth it and so much fun! I felt safe the entire time.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Dave Lamb

Canada

Ranking: 9/10

Class 5 white water rafting was a great experience! Guides were fun, friendly and entertaining!

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Chris Simpson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

A great experience from start to finish. The lodge location is stunning, the guides (Tom and Derek) were fun but professional. The rafting was just fantastic - the Rangitieki and surrounds are spectacular and the rapids were great fun. Friendly vibe and great food!

Reviewed about 4 years ago

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Herman Holmgist

Sweden

Ranking: 10/10

A lot of fun! Great guide and great fun - awesome!

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Josefin Lind

Sweden

Ranking: 8/10

Grade five rafting - exciting and cool.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2014

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Kate Morgan

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Grades 3-5 white water rafting. Fantastic day.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Theta

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Very cool trip, gorgeous scenery. No rapids as gnarly as the 7M drop in Rotorua, but probably more fun overall. Included some cliff jumping. You finish right outside the River Valley lodge, very convenient. One of the highlights of NZ.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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PBouwmessten

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

The scenic rafting trip on the Rangitikei River is very special for persons who are a little bit older.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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tarahenrys

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

This was one of my most exhilarating experiences whilst in NZ. The countryside was amazing, the rafting a challenge (Grade 5 technical rapids), our guides were fantastic and even thought to call ahead to the lodge so that they could get the old wood fired sauna heated up! The best WWR trip I've been on. And if you stay the night at the lodge, make sure you get the hearty roast meal to finish off an awesome day. Fantastic from start to finish!

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in December 2008

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Christina

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Of a four week adventure in New Zealand hunting down the best addrenalin rush I could find - no experience was better than a night at River Valley Lodge followed by rafting the next morning.

The crew & staff were of the most memorable and enjoyable that my group of fellow travelers got to encounter.

I will never forget it!

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in June 2007

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Canuck85

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

River Valley was fantastic! The scenery was absolutely beautiful, the guides were very friendly and knowledgeable, and the rapids were a lot of fun!
The entire experience, from the lodge to the water, was well worth the money! I would recommend this to anyone and everyone!

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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danam

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Fly Fishing Option - Very knowledgeable guide, patient with a novice. Incredible scenery along the way.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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boz

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Brilliant river. Loads of rapids. Awesome scenery. Fantastic guides. Magical place. Sparky people.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Tom

England

Ranking: 9/10

Really good amount of time on the water. Great guides and the best river to do it on.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Tom

England

Ranking: 8/10

It was well good fun. It's 2-3 hours in the raft which is much better value than Rotorua.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Karen

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

More fun and very scenic.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Sophie

England

Ranking: 8/10

Very good value for money & lots of fun.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Richard Rodd

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Could not be better. Brilliant guides, great gear, best scenery and grade 5 rapids.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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David

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Great experience but very cold in winter!

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Terri Scott

United States

Ranking: 10/10

We were a very in experienced group and maybe shouldn't have gone out on that day. But having said that....it's probably the activity in New Zealand we talk about and remember the most. Love that element of danger!

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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Mike Dudey

England

Ranking: 6/10

It was really good but a bit tame for a grade 5 river. If valued at $100 then I would have been more impressed.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Nick

England

Ranking: 9/10

Quite a thrilling river course. The company kitted us out well and made it very enjoyable.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Robert

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Nice place, Great Fun, Good guides.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Elise

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Guides were great for getting us out of sticky situations. My first time rafting; A good one.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Fung

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent - the 2 man raft experience was unforgettable and addictive. I definitely want to do that again.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Shannon

Canada

Ranking: 7/10

Great white water rafting. Bring your own food because what they sell is expensive.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Hannah Holmes

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Lovely valley location with campsites and lodge. Fun grade 4-5 rafting.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Sue

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Scary but very exhilarating.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Gina

Ireland

Ranking: 6/10

Overrated. Recommended as the best place to raft by Kiwi Experience but I expected much more. Water levels were low and we weren't warned beforehand that it would be less intense. Have done much more exciting ones in Oz. Guides were sound though.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Karen Nellist

England

Ranking: 8/10

Great fun. DVD expensive though at $35 + can't copy it as they burn it the following day + send it to home address.

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in March 2007

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GillianW

United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

Very good and safety conscious. Very exciting and a bit scary. Very good fun.

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in March 2007

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Camilla

Denmark

Ranking: 9/10

Good fun. Great guides!

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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Twan

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Good fun. Good rafting (grade 5) Nice people.

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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PaulineTurner

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Rafting was keen on health and safety while still being fantastic fun. Accommodation and food fantastic value for money.

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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RosalindBoyes

England

Ranking: 9/10

A great outfit. Very slick. Top guide, fab rapids and stunning scenery. Nice accommodation too.

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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Paul

England

Ranking: 10/10

Rafting was unbelievable.

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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Stauros

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Great fun in grade 4 - 5 rapids. Good to work as a team witth a great leader to teach you.

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in February 2007

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ranker_410

Ranking: 10/10

Awesome trip. Definitely recommended. Fun staff. River valley is an awesome chill out place. Great food.

Reviewed over 12 years ago and experienced in February 2007