Waiau Wilderness Raft 1 Day Tour

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Duration: 7.5 Hours
Scale: 2 - 12 people
From: Boyle Village pickup
Tour size: 12
To: Boyle Village pickup
Languages: English
This whitewater rafting trip is an awesome day out. After a beautiful drive, bike or flight to the river through the Magdalen Valley and Glenhope Station, we raft through rocky gorges and down fun-filled Grade 3 rapids.
Cost: Price dependent on options chosen. Contact us for details
Location: Upper Waiau River, near Hanmer Springs
Duration: 7.5 hours
River: Grade 3
Pick-up times: 09:00 am Boyle Village near Hanmer Springs
Age suitability: 10 years +
Lunch and hot drinks: Supplied
Rafting gear All Supplied

An ultimate day out with a bunch of mates!

The amazing scenery and clean water make this a really special day. We run this as an exclusive tour and a minimum of four people are required for the trip.

An ultimate day out with a bunch of mates! Choose between four-wheel driving, mountain biking or a helicopter ride through the Glenhope Station, a working high country farm with amazing scenery. Then tackle the Grade 3 rapids of the Upper Waiau-uha gorges.

"Wow! East Coast's best keep secret."
Phil [River Guide]

Rafting begins after morning tea beside the river. Inland Adventures will provide you with all the gear. A comprehensive safety briefing will ensure you know what to do out on the water, even if this is your first time rafting.

As it is a bit tricky to access, this section of Waiau-uha is one of rafting’s best-kept secrets! It has stunning rugged gorges with steep rocky walls, tall waterfalls, wide-open valleys and pockets of green bush. With a picnic lunch and plenty of chances to swim it is a pretty unbeatable day. We usually arrive back in Hanmer Springs by 4.00pm.

This is an exclusive trip for a minimum of four people. You get to spend the day with the people you choose so it is always really fun! It's a great trip to take with family and friends, an unforgettable team-building adventure for a work function or the ultimate stag do or hen’s party.

Gear list



Important information
Inland Adventures will supply: helmets, life jackets, wetsuits, splash jacket, thermal top, water shoes and small dry bags for sunscreen etc.
Please bring: towel, swimwear or underwear for under the wetsuit, sunscreen, and personal medication i.e. asthma inhaler.
If Inland Adventures cancel a raft trip for any reason, ie due to unsuitable river conditions, you will receive a 100% refund. We have a maximum number of places on each trip, therefore there will be a 10% of total trip fare fee for any cancellation outside 72 hours of departure. Within 72 hours of intended departure time there will be a 100% trip fee for cancellations or no shows.
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Nathan Topp

Owner and River Guide


Summer season phone nos:
0508 RAFTING(723 846)
Free within New Zealand
021 236 0578
PO Box 32
Reefton, 7851
West Coast
New Zealand


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