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.




Departing Christchurch at 6am we head north to our river of choice.

When you book a multi day trip with us we will discuss what it is you really want from the trip. We will pick a suitable river to meet your needs to make sure it is as enjoyable as it can be.

After a safety briefing we board the rafts  and head on downstream to our campsite.

Day 1: We start our rafting adventure with our famous steak marinating process then board the rafts with between 1-5 hours rafting to our chosen campsite.

Set up camp and get the kitchen into action where your guides will prepare tea & coffee, appetisers, your evening meal & desert.

 Day 2: 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 before we carry on down river to camp where we will get the camp kitchen back in full swing.

 Day 3: very much the same as day 2, we will pack up and head for the raft trip end point to be finishing at around 2.30pm.

Load the trailer with gear and return to Christchurch.

Subsequent days will run much like day 2 unless we have planned otherwise.

All trips are fully customisable

From $750 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



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

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. 
In camp, your guides will give a demonstration on how to easily 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 
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