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Day trips

Daily Rafting trips

Departing daily from Christchurch.


The Upper Hurunui

Grade 1-2 - Age 5 years

Grade 1-2 rafting on the upper Hurunui river is a perfect introduction to rafting for the kids and is also a fun trip for the adults.

This section of river can be accessed by vehicles so other family members can watch the trip unfold and meet us at the lunch spot.

They can also be your personal photographer with plenty of spots to photograph the trip from dry land.

Our Family Float trip is ideal for kids over the age of 5.

After driving to the river we will raft for around 1-1.5 hours through fun grade 1-2 rapids stopping for lunch along the way.

5-10 years $99

11-15 years $109

Adults $155


"Maori Gulley"

Grade 2-3 - Age 11 years

Our Maori Gulley rafting trip is a full day, departing Christchurch daily at 830am and returning around 5pm.

We depart Christchurch and head north towards the Lake Sumner forest park to the Hurunui river arriving at the river around 10.30am.

After a safety briefing we board the rafts for some exciting whitewater followed by some relaxing scenic stretches before we enter the lower gorge for more whitewater action.

Your guides with brief you on all things rafting, including how to paddle, what to do if you fall out and all the ins and outs of the day.

Our staff are very knowledgable and hand picked for their experience and expertise.

Full transport and catering is available.

This trip is perfect for your work function, Stag or Hen party, friends and families.

You wont be disappointed.

Check out the white water pics in the gallery

Adults $175
Under 15 years $135
Minimum 3 people


Waimakariri Gorge

"Jet-boat-Raft" Grade 1-2 - Age 5 years

The Waimakariri is one of Canterbury's largest and favourite rivers.

The Waimakariri is a grade 1-2 river so is pretty mellow and perfect for the kids

Flowing from the glacial mountains of the Arthurs Pass National park to then enter the ocean just north of Christchurch after traveling 151 kilometers.

In Māori, Waimakariri has several meanings, one of which is "river of cold rushing water"

Our Waimakariri day trip starts with an exciting jet-boat ride up river, 360 spins, amazing gorges and spectacular scenery.

After we reach our chosen destination we leave the Jet-boat and hit dry land for lunch before we board the rafts for a leisurely float back down stream, giving you the opportunity to take in the breathtaking scenery between the fun rapids that will have the kids fizzing.

We can customise this trip to suit your schedule.

Adults $395
Under 15 years $289
Minimum 3 people



0800 - Meet at our base

0815 - Briefings and gear issue

0830 - Depart Christchurch

1000 - Arrive at river





10-1030 - Safety briefings

11-1130 - Get on the river

1130-1430 - Smashing some rapids

1430 - Get off the river



1430- 1500 - Late lunch

1530 - Depart river 

1630-1700 - Arrive in Christchurch



What we supply

Safety briefings and information

Qualified guides


*Lunch & home baking

Photos & *Videos

Good fun

Great banter

Amazing scenery



*Edited video of your adventure is available as an add on to your trip

*Lunch can be supplied in addition to your trip if required



On river





Life Jacket

Fleece top

Splash Jacket

Additional equipment

  Satellite phone

  AED (Defibrillator)


  Comprehensive First aid


We will even supply you with a paddle as one knows what its like up a creek without one


What to Bring

Thermals/togs/underwear for under wetsuits

Any medications you require

A change of clothes

Snacks for before and after trip

Drink bottle

Lunch if not included on your trip


Glasses straps

Sense of adventure

A smile goes a long way



Ph: 0800 RAFTNZ / 0800 723 869

Hours (NZST):  8:00am to 10:00pm Mon - Sun

International Enquiries: 0011 +64 27 437 0503



Members of the New Zealand Rivers Association and
a Department of Conservation concessionaire



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