Daily & Overnight Adventures
Age 5 years and over
Kids in the Outdoors
Recent studies have exposed the benefit—even necessity—of spending time outdoors, both for kids and adults.
It builds confidence, promotes creativity and imagination. It teaches responsibility and provides alternative stimulation. Gets kids moving physically and mentally. Also known to reduce stress and fatigue.
'Child Mind Institute, 2019'
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
"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.
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.
Under 15 years $289
Minimum 3 people
Grade 1-2 - Age 5 years
What better way to get the kids out of the house than an overnight camping trip, where all you have to worry about is turning up.
This is an exciting and educational experience for the kids, especially first timers. It is also a pretty cool spot for the parents as well and is one of our favourite trips to run.
There are a few fun kid friendly rapids and plenty of spots to swim, but the scenery is definitely something else.
Following our Jet boat tour upstream we will disembark and get prepared for a more relaxing journey back downstream by raft.
We camp out riverside for the night and cook amazing food over the campfire. Theres a chance for a spot of fishing and exploring the Waimakariri gorge along the way as we drift back to civilisation.
Full transport and catering available
15 years and under $435
Ph: 0800 RAFTNZ / 0800 723 869
Hours (NZST): 8:00am to 10:00pm Mon - Sun
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Members of the New Zealand Rivers Association and
a Department of Conservation concessionaire
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