Another overnighter on a wild west coast valley and river. Rough tracks, a great hut and magnificent scenery that backs on to the Adams Wilderness Area.
Short day trip to a scenic gorge. Near Levin in the Tararua Ranges
Long day or overnighter: good approach routes to a fun grade III gorge and grade II lower section.
Steep creeking in the Shotover River headwaters. 2-3 days, Otago.
This is a packrafting overnight run that starts on the lower slopes of Ruapehu and bounces its way down to join the Whanganui below Owhango. Most of the flow off Ruapehu is diverted to the Tongariro Power Scheme so it’s best after heavy rain but grade is heavily flow dependant. The Whakapapa is renowned with…
The Mokihinui is a brilliant packraft trip. You can walk in from the west, stay a night and paddle out. You can head in from the Buller end by bike or foot on the Old Ghost Road, then hop on the river where your skills dictate.
A classic day trip off the Heaphy Track for intermediate to advanced packrafters: fun and challenging paddling with a scenic backdrop and wonderful wilderness feel. But be wary: the Aorere is notorious for how much it rises with rain. Not too surprising when you consider it has a 573km catchment, and headwaters very near the…
A great day trip for strong packrafters, in Mt Aspiring National Park.
6-8 days of remote and very advanced whitewater. Great approach & great huts. West coast, Kahurangi National Park.
This is a roadside run, which is dam controlled and very popular with all paddlers. Access Leave a car (or bikes) at the new road bridge on the Cobb valley road and drive up to the power station. Easiest to get in on the left fork assuming the turbines are all running. View Larger Topographic…
3-4 days side trip to the Hollyford Pyke, to explore a seldom visited valley.
Roadside grade III in Otago Highcountry, with two day’s worth of paddling, hiking and biking on offer.
Needs rain to be runnable.
A low-flow daytrip to a steep and beautiful gorge
Golden Bay, Tasman
5 Days | Camping | Wilderness Area
Challenging through trip into the Olivine Wilderness Area
Aspiring NP, Otago
3-5 day options
Day trip to quality III paddling with two IV drops.
Fiordland National Park
Overnighter or day trip, out and back. Needs spring flows or rain.
7 day loop in South Westland
Gorgeous gorges, up to IV
Curious geology is the highlight of this run: that and the caves, gorges and fence hazards. Information on the Porter River (II with mandatory portage) is included at the end of this page as it looks like an enticing ‘no walk’ option. However, there are fences, nasty sieves and a mandatory portage. View Larger Topographic…
Overnight out and return with route finding and a great hut. Put in where it suits your skills and the flows.