Whitewater Rafting – Lower Rangitata
This Grade 2 river trip is the most popular section that caters to all ages. We begin the trip at the end of the Rangitata Gorge and bounce down the numerous Grade Two rapids in the 12km section. We can combine the rafting trip with river safety, Jump Rock or the Unit Standard 485 which involves raft flipping and rescues, if groups wish to add an extra element to the day.
For older students wishing to develop more leadership/teamwork skills we can offer group guided rafting. Where after some training, the Instructor leaves them to manage their own raft down through the rapids and follows alongside in a kayak.
“A really good activity for the development of teamwork”.
“We all enjoyed the challenges in the raft, like the swimming down the rapids and standing up in the raft… Thanks again for pushing our comforts over the limit and providing us with the amazing adventure.”
Sit On Top Torrent or Inflatable Kayaks
Sit-on-top Torrent and two person inflatable kayaks are stable and safe and provide the opportunity for students to experience a river trip, surfing waves and running rapids after only a few hours of instruction. This activity is for students aged 11 years or older. We offer this either at the Grade 1 upper Rangitata section at Mesopotamia or the Grade 2 sections of the Rangitata.
White water kayaking – Sit Ins
We offer white water kayak training that can be structured to suit each group’s needs. Sit in kayaking is for ages 13 years and older and involves them completing a progression from flat water to moving water to river trips. Rolling instruction is also available. We usually use the Grade 2 sections of the Rangitata or Orari Rivers, but can also offer longer programmes in the Hurunui or Hawea regions.
“Well pitched at total beginners on water and also at those who had a bit of experience. Instructors made it FUN and formed a good instructor-client relationship
Orari Adventure Day
This full day proramme includes a series of abseils (at varying difficulties) down into the Orari or
Andrews Stream gorge, a river gorge walk and waterfall jump or kayak. We can also include river rescue into the day if time permits. A great location which is high impact fun and can cater to challenging all students.