REMOTE NEW ZEALAND BACKCOUNTRY
Raft your way through the South Island back country experiencing amazing scenery, top notch cuisine and good company.
We have a wide range of options when it comes to our multi day trips.
From biking and hiking, jet boating to helicopters, fishing, hunting, glow worms and eels, bird watching, back country yoga, cliff jumping and more.
We will customise your trip to suit your requirements and identify areas that you would like to explore, food you would like to eat and more.
Our multi day rafting trips are suitable for everyone from young families to the more extreme adventurer.
We have a wide range of rivers to choose from so there is something for everyone.
MULTI DAY RAFTING
2 NIGHT 3 DAY
We start our rafting adventure with our famous steak marinating process then board the rafts with between 1-5 hours of good fun rafting to our chosen campsite amongst the vast river flats
Set up camp and get the kitchen into action where your guides will prepare tea & coffee, appetisers, your evening meal & desert.
You will have the opportunity to try your hand at fishing or explore the river flats take in the scenery before dinner is served
The day will start with a kiwi style backcountry cooked breakfast.
We will have time to head out for a walk, fish, hunt or just relax riverside before packing up our gear to hit the river again to head to our next campsite downstream.
We will stop for a wholesome lunch along the way where you can enjoy the scenery, meet some curious eels and wild life. We carry on down river to camp #2 where we will get the camp kitchen back in full swing.
There is plenty of opportunity to explore the amazing back country scenery and your new home for the night before dinner is served.
Starting with a good fashioned fry up for breakfast before we break camp. You will have the opportunity to head out and explore or do a spot of fishing if you wish before we depart our campsite. After packing our gear we hit the river en route for the take out stopping for lunch along the way.
We are usually back in Christchurch around 5-6pm
Subsequent days will run much like day 2 unless we have planned otherwise.
All trips are fully customisable
From $850 per person
What better way to access the untouched remote NZ backcountry than with a scenic flight over majestic landscapes giving you a bird’s eye view of the valleys below. We will fly into the headwaters of the river with everything we need for our adventure. We have multiple rivers to choose from for your heli-rafting adventures.
As the helicopter departs and the sweet smell of aviation fuel dissipates we are left to gear up and drift our way back to civilisation stopping along the way to enjoy the ever changing landscapes around us. We can plan a helicopter rafting adventure to suit your requirements.
Helicopter day and multi-day fishing trips are a great way to get off the beaten track and access often un-fished stretches of the river.
Please enquire for further details.
From $1650 per person
JET-BOAT IN RAFT OUT
This jet boating rafting combo is a great experience that offers amazing scenery and excitement!
Enjoy the remote alpine scenery surrounding the Waimakariri River.
Located just 40 minutes west of Christchurch is the start of our journey where we load our gear and board the jet boat for an exciting ride full of spins, speed and amazing scenery, also accompanied by some very interesting commentary along the way.
Following our Jet boat tour upstream we will disembark and get prepared for a more relaxing journey back downstream by raft.
Rafting for 1-2 hours we reach camp where you guide will help you to settle in for the night with some amazing back country cuisine.
You will have the chance to swim – fish or just relax riverside with a book and glass of wine.
Day 2 will start with our classic Southern White Water breakfast known as “the heart attack” before we break camp and board the raft.
Stopping for lunch and exploring the Waimakariri gorge along the way we drift back to civilisation.
From $595 per person
BACK COUNTRY CUISINE
Southern White Water prides itself on the cuisine we supply for all our trips.
On our multi-day adventures you will have the option of a fully catered trip or you can supply your own food.
You will find yourself sitting around the campfire while your passionate guides cook all your gourmet meals.
Our menu has been designed to be quite unique and it all starts on day one with our famous “marinating of the steak”.
You will be blown away by our methods.
Fresh seasonal produce, fresh fish, wholesome cooked breakfast, specialty appetisers and amazing and very unique meals.
You will eat better with us than you do at home.
We can cater for your dietary requirements so long as you give us a bit of notice.
PHOTO & VIDEO SERVICE
WE ARE YOUR SELFIE STICK
During all of our adventures we will be taking as many photos as we can to document your experience.
After your adventure you will receive access to a selection of photos from your trip.
Photos will be posted to our face-book page.
These pictures are free and you can 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
We use a selection of digital SLR cameras, Go-Pro’s and other video cameras to capture all the best bits.
Feel free to bring your own Go-pro or waterproof camera.
What is a typical day on the river?
At the river your guides you will be give a trip safety briefing that will include how and where you can sit on the rafts, how to hold on, and safety precautions while on the river.
A typical day will include rafting for a few hours at a time, stopping for bathroom breaks, lunch and possible swimming opportunities.
After a full day of learning the ins and outs of the river and tackling fun rapids, we arrive at camp.
EACH DAY WE WILL HAVE PLENTY OF TIME IN THE MORNINGS AND EVENINGS TO GO AND EXPLORE THE AREA AND TAKE IT ALL IN.
In camp, your guides will give a demonstration on how to set up your hammock or tent and will be available to help you if you need additional assistance.
Southern White Water provides hammocks to sleep in, and waterproof gear bags for all guests. You’ll have no need to worry about bringing any of your own camping equipment unless you prefer to.
While you relax at the river’s edge, your guides will prepare a range of appetisers followed by a delicious dinner and unique desserts. At night, whether you choose to sleep in your hammock or under the canopy of stars, the fresh night air and the rhythm of the river will lull you to sleep.
In the morning, your guides will prepare breakfast. You’ll have a chance to enjoy eating and exploring for the morning before we are off on another fun-filled day of adventure.
Please contact us for more information
WHAT YOU WILL NEED ON YOUR MULTI-DAY ADVENTURE
- Solid boots for exploring
- Socks at least 2 pairs
- Thermal undergarments (polypro, Marino)
- Warm jersey/swandri
- Rain jacket
- Waterproof over trousers
- Warm beanie/hat
- Sun Hat
- Hunting/fishing gear
What We Supply:
- All Rafting & safety equipment
- Qualified guides
- Camping equipment (tents & Hammocks)
- All cooking equipment
- *3x meals per full day (if catered option chosen)
- Satellite phone
- GPS tracking device
- Comprehensive First aid
- Transport/sweet chopper rides
- And some other stuff
- We do have weight restrictions on certain trips
Other Gear: Personal Items
- Insect Repellent
- Backpack Small – Medium size
- Torch and batteries
- Toiletries, soap, hand sanitiser, toothbrush
- Sunblock, toilet paper, Towel
- Drink bottle
- Water purification tablets
- Sleeping bag (at least 3 seasons)
- Sleeping mat (inflatable or roll mat)
- Snacks for between meals