Mokai Canyon river rafting holiday Whanganui River

Mokai Canyon - 3 day river rafting holiday, family friendly

A 3 day river holiday, suitable for all the family. Tear the children away from the TV and head off for 3-days of riverside camping and rafting.


  • 3 days of guided rafting on a beautiful section of the Rangitikei river

  • Amazing scenery - waterfalls, papa cliffs, canyons, native bush

  • 2 nights of Riverside camping, all equipment and food provided

  • Gentle grade 1-2 rapids, fun for all the family including younger kids

  • Spend the first night at River Valley, a unique riverside lodge


Full Description

Do You Like Seeing What is Around the Next Bend?

If you are the type of family who wish to cover some river miles, who wants to see what lies around each bend, and still cram in a side hike, then this is the trip for you. A three day adventure holiday not to be missed.

While there will still be plenty of time for everyone to relax around camp, swimming, fishing, or simply reading a book, this trip will also introduce you to some beautiful Rangitikei River Canyons. This trip can also be a fantastic family adventure holiday.

Lord of the Rings Country

You will be forgiven for thinking that some of the canyon on the second days rafting looks like a scene from the Lord of The Rings Trilogy.

That is because with its spectacular cliffs and gorge, it was in fact used as a scene for the Fellowship of the Ring.

See if you can pick the location!

What is Included?

  • All camping and river gear with the exception of sleeping bags
  • All Food – 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Two fantastic days on the river
  • Free bunk room accommodation at River Valley Lodge the night prior to departure
  • Transport associated with the activity


1 night in a bunk room at River Valley before the river trip (upgrades available for an extra cost)

All meals

All camping gear (except sleeping bags)

All river gear - helmet, boots, wetsuit, thermals, splash jacket

Meeting Point

Check in and spend your first night at River Valley Lodge
266 Mangahoata Road

We are 32kms from the nearest town of Taihape/SH1.  From Taihape turn down the road by the Gretna Hotel, and keep following the road until you see a turning on the right signposted for River Valley.  From there follow the road and signs out to the lodge.

Additional Information

Cancellation policy

Full refund if cancelled up to 7 days before activity starts.

Good weather is required for this experience. If we need to cancel due to poor weather, you'll be offered a different date or a full refund.

There is a minimum number of travellers for this experience. If the minimum isn't met and we need to cancel, we will offer a different date/experience or a full refund.

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NZ$ 955

per person

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Mokai Canyon - 3 day river rafting holiday, family friendly

A 3 day river holiday, suitable for all the family. Tear the children away from the TV and head off for 3-days of rivers...Show More
Adult: $955
Child: $655
(5 - 12 years)
Not suitable for Infants.
Duration: 48 Hours
Maximum Passengers: 8


Room upgrade to a deluxe ensuite room

Upgrade to a deluxe ensuite room - twin share or double
From NZD
Duration: 24 Hours
One Room Upgrade
Maximum Passengers: 2

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