1. Pukeokahu: Full Day Family Rafting on the Rangitikei River
Begin your 4-hour adventure by getting geared up and listening to a quick safety briefing from your experienced guide. As you glide down the river, listen to the thundering of the river canyon plunging behind you. Be whisked downstream by a stream of turbulent whitewater as your guide expertly navigates the river, surrounded by the immense cliffs that cradle the canyon. Stop for a picnic lunch in one of these sections, after which you will enjoy a relaxing float out to the take out. At the end of the river, take a swim in the crystal-clear waters of the river and go for a hike to a hidden waterfall if the weather permits. For those wanting more of an adventure, you can take this trip in an inflatable kayak. Or, for those who are less active, oared rafts are available.