Untamed Natural Wilderness Rafting

Our whitewater rafting trips will take you through beautiful backcountry New Zealand on one of our pristine and wild rivers. We offer a range of day and multi-day whitewater rafting trips that let you explore and enjoy New Zealand’s untamed wilderness.

With river trips that have enough action to get your whitewater rafting fix on the West Coast near Reefton and  Greymouth as well as on the East Coast near Hanmer Springs, we have something that will suit all ages. Our a small locally owned and operated rafting company is proud to be able to show off our stunning backyard and provide unforgettable day and multi-day whitewater rafting river and camping experiences.

Put away your walking shoes for the day and come rafting with Inland Adventures.

What awaits around the river bend is a spectacular adventure!

Choose your rafting adventure...

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: 08:30pm 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.


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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Quick enquiry


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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