White Water Rafting – Rangitikei – Taihape -1person, Tourism Award winner, River Valley, operates on the beautiful gorge section of the Rangitikei River, East of Taihape. This is a world class, half-day, white water run with famous rapids such as Max’s Drop, Fulcrum and Foamy. In fact there are 10 major Grade 3-5 rapids on this 11 km run, plus numerous smaller rapids. White water rafting is a perfect mix of scenic solitude and full on adventure. River Valley has been rafting since 1982 and is one of the North Island’s most experienced rafting companies. All trips include wetsuits, helmets, life jackets and transport from the River Valley lodge to the start point. Rafters just need to bring a swimsuit, towel, and good attitude. River Valley is located in a remote but beautiful setting, 30km East of Taihape, off state Highway1.