We offer wilderness adventure tours in the South Island of New Zealand.  Our day/multi-day trips encompass the best of the South Islands rivers & scenery, giving you an access pass to NZ’s most natural hunting, fly fishing and white water rafting environments.
Southern White Water also offers a shuttle service catering for up to 30 people. Stag do’s, Hens parties, event transport, mountain transport and private charters available
White water rafting

Action and Adventure

Whitewater Rafting

The mountains of New Zealand’s interior feed a myriad of fast flowing rivers that run through the forests to the sea. Grade 1 rivers offer a calm and relaxing experience, while grade 5 is best suited to the extreme adventurer. Our raft trips range from a couple of hours to five days and are led by qualified rafting guides who are passionate about your experience. All gear and special clothing is provided.

Take a white water rafting day trip or multi-day adventure from our base in Christchurch NZ.  We will design an experience that will suit your adventure level and budget.


Thrill of the Chase

Back-country Hunting

If you are looking for something a bit different and want access to some of NZ’s game animals while not worrying about the long walk in, you are in the right place.

Hunt your way through some of NZ’s majestic conservation lands in search of your choice of prey. We offer a unique multi-day experience, reaching areas often inaccessible to most. By utilising our rafts as transport, we can cover more ground faster and get to those locations of interest.

Join us for the Roar or some spring hunting on New Zealands vast river flats


Nature and Excitement

Back-country Fishing

If you are looking for that secluded and uncrowded fishing spot you have come to the right place.

New Zealand has a reputation for having some of the best freshwater fishing in the world, having an abundance of rivers to choose from and a variety of species.

We can cater for the novice to the experienced angler and can offer access to areas that don’t get pressure from other recreational fishermen.

We offer fishing day trips, heli-fishing remote backcountry rivers and multi-day fishing adventures tailored to your requirements.

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Get the kids active

Family adventures

Are you looking for some adventure but feel constrained by the little ones?

We offer white water rafting for kids of all ages and experience levels. With half-day, full-day, multi-day, and package options, we have the perfect family rafting trip for you. Take a relaxing rafting trip the kids will love on one of our family float trips.

We love taking kids on these trips. We try to make sure the kids learn a bit about water safety and the river environment so they take the most away from the experience possible.

This will be the most fun you and the kids will have all summer.


New Zealand Nature Birds and Wildlife

Amazing nature experiences

Wilderness and Nature Tours

Discover the heart of remote New Zealand when you join us on one of our many adventures. There is a spectacular range of scenery here in New Zealand, rugged coastlines, towering mountains, crystal-clear rivers and an abundance of wildlife found nowhere else in the world.

If you are interested in New Zealand native bush, fish, animals or birds then this is the experience for you.

As fresh as you get

Backcountry Cuisine

Our cosy campfire is also our oven. We have designed our menu to cater for even the biggest appetite. You will find yourself sitting around the campfire while your experienced guides cook up a storm and you won’t have to lift a finger.

We have a unique way of marinating our steaks that will literally blow you away.  This is a secret that only those who join us will experience. We can supply full catering or you can be in charge of the kitchen. All cooking equipment is supplied.

White water rafting

Capture the memories

Photo & Video Service

During all of our adventures, we will take photos and videos using our waterproof GoPro cameras and digital SLR cameras. After your adventure, you will receive access to a selection of the best photos free of charge. These pictures will be free to share as you wish.

An edited video of your adventure will be available for an additional fee.

We will choose the best bits and supply a video of your trip with a soundtrack added.






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