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White Water Rafting

Something of a Kiwi speciality, you will find some of the most experienced guides and best white water rafting here. Whether you fancy an easy and leisurely paddle along a grade 1 rapid or fancy scaring yourself silly on a white-knuckle inducing grade 5 rapid, there is sure to be a river and operator to suit your needs. And if you are feeling extra brave you can also try the largest commercially rafted waterfall in the world!

9 White Water Rafting Companies in NZ

Rangitata Rafts
Rangitata Rafts
Grade 5 white water rapids guaranteed. Just two hours from Christchurch, in the shadow of the Southern Alps.
Christchurch
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Queenstown Rafting
Queenstown Rafting
With the best water activities in New Zealand from half day to multi day - from action packed to relaxed!
Queenstown
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Rafting New Zealand
Rafting New Zealand
If you're considering white water rafting, North Island's rafting capital, Turangi near Taupo, is the place to come.
Taupo
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Challenge Rafting
Challenge Rafting
Queenstown’s famous Shotover River provides whitewater rafting action for those looking for extra excitement and thrills.
Queenstown
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River Valley Rafting
River Valley Rafting
Witness remarkable landscapes in the safe hands of a highly experienced team.
Taupo
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Raftabout
Raftabout
The Okere River (Kaituna) boasts the Highest Commercially Rafted Waterfall (7m) in the World. In fact, there are 3 waterfalls among the 14 rapids.
Rotorua
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Rotorua Rafting
Rotorua Rafting
With New Zealand Native scenery and Maori History lining the gorge of the beautiful Kaituna River, let Rotorua Rafting show you their backyard.
Rotorua
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Kaitiaki Adventures
Kaitiaki Adventures
Go rafting in Rotorua and conquer the 7m Tutea Falls, the highest commercially raftable waterfall in the world.
Rotorua
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Legendary Black Water Rafting
Legendary Black Water Rafting
The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company is New Zealand's first black water cave rafting adventure operator.
Rotorua
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