Experience the packrafting Lifestyle

Experience the packrafting lifestyle. Our three day self-guided trip is the perfect wilderness get-away for those prior outdoor camping experience, and offers a real chance to discover the potential of these awesome little boats. 


  • Super light, weighing as little as 2.3 kg!
  • Extremely stable, even in whitewater.
  • Small, packing down to the size of one man tent
  • Super robust and hard to damage, but easy to fix
  • Much more comfortable then a normal kayak 
  • Highly addictive (consider yourself warned…)
  • Able to carry heaps of gear, even a bike!

Packrafting, in short, is a mix of kayaking (or rafting) and tramping. They are paddled like a kayak but have the stability of a Raft. The boats themselves are super light and  fold down to the size of a one man tent.


  • 2 people as min
  • Min age is 15 years of age
  • You need to be able to swim
  • All rentals include packrafting skill & safety training
  • Our busy Season is from Dec – March and it pays to arrange your rentals early.
  • Start on the first day is at 8:30am 
  • Personal / Group guides are optional


  • Experience Level = BEGINNER / PADDLED BEFORE
  • Feel free to give us a call or email if you have any questions
  • Packraft basic safety & skill training
  • 24 km River paddle
  • ~ 15 km Lake paddle
  • Climb The Monument 
  • 8 km hike in Fiordland
  • Camping at secluded beaches or Hut stays
  • Shuttle to and from your adventure day 

Please Note : We are expecting a certain skill level if you decided to rent equipment from us for the planned trip. The assessment will check that you have the skill level to do your planned trip safely and look after our kit. If you do not meet the requirements we reserve the right to not hire out our gear but will try and give you some options.


WANT TO LEARN MORE about our multi-day rental package before committing? Just stick your email in the box below and download a detailed information packet right to your device to help you decide.  

READY TO BOOK?  Scroll down to the “Registration” section to check on your dates and register

Or, you can ASK US A QUESTION. If you can’t already tell, we’re always happy to talk about packrafting!


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Packrafting New Zealand
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Nick Owen
Nick Owen
06:16 25 Apr 19
What an amazing day learning to Packraft!!! Thank you for a great day Arno, excellent teaching, fantastic kit and... beautiful locations on the Waiau and Eglington rivers. The packrafts are very versatile and you'll rethink how you interact with rivers and lakes as well as the mountains. I'll definitely be back to do this again to develop my skills!! You've got to try this, it's not to be missed 🙂read more
George Lill
George Lill
20:06 27 Mar 19
This is a must for someone looking for a real adventure! Breath-taking scenery. Lots of wildlife (we saw fish, deer,... penguins, dolphins, a shark and tons of other birds). A bit of adrenaline and some wicked guys. Great value for money for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. This is a must more
Mike von Strokirch
Mike von Strokirch
03:49 02 Mar 19
Packrafting was one of the highlights of our holiday! I'd never been before and my wife and I signed up for the half... day Discover Packrafting trip. Arno our guide was fantastic. He was great at explaining things and made the whole thing a lot of fun. Think I've found another hobby :).read more
Greg Murison
Greg Murison
18:51 27 Dec 17
An amazing day. Andy was a great guide, good teacher, and a really interesting guy. In the afternoon we were joined by... some other paddlers and went to some amazing spots. Didn't feel like a typical tourist activity. Will be in my list of recommendations for friends coming to visit more
Rory Strong
Rory Strong
08:11 18 Feb 17
We had a great day out on two different rivers with sites you don't get to see unless on the water and in some cases in... a pack raft in the shallow spots. Our guide Arno was great fun and added to the enjoyment of the experience. The day was a mixture between stunning scenic views and good old fashion kiwi adrenaline, going over rapids and traversing river canyons. This is the best way to explore the more unseen areas around Queenstown and Te Anau. Bring a sense of adventure!read more
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  • When you book a spot in a course or on a trip, or reserve a rental boat, we require full payment. This secures your spot or reservation.  
  • If you need to cancel your trip or reservation after you’ve paid, you’ll get a refund based on how far in advance of the trip you cancel.  
  • If it’s more than 12 weeks out, we’ll refund the entire amount, including the deposit, but minus the 1.9% fee which we’ve had to pay to the booking system (sorry!). 
  • If it’s between 8 and 12 weeks until your big adventure, you’ll lose your deposit, but get back all of the rest. 
  • Between 4 and 8 weeks you’ll lose 20%, and get back 80% of the rest. 
  • Within 4 weeks no refund applies.
  • Once your trips, rentals or course has commenced no refund applies due to any circumstances.

GOOD NEWS!  If you do need to cancel, we’re happy to honor your booking or reservation by moving it to another available date, whenever possible.  We’ll extend this courtesy for up to a year from the date of your original trip or rental reservation, so just get in touch.

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you arrange personal travel/medical insurance. This will protect you for any loss of fares if you need to cancel your trip due to unforeseen circumstances.


The weather in Fiordland can be very unpredictable and change dramatically, very quickly; the close proximity of towering mountains and the ocean makes for conditions and temperatures that can vary markedly during the course of a day. Fiordland is one of the wettest places on the planet.

Summer months average around 20°C but the evenings can be a little cooler. Winter temperatures average around 10°C on the coast with the evenings much colder.It is not unusual to experience both summer and winter conditions and temperatures on the same day!

It is important to be prepared for the worst conditions carry the appropriate clothing at all times. In the event of extreme weather, your safety is our priority and parts of the day may need to be changed. Any decision to do so is a professional decision made by your guide, please respect their decision as it is based on experience and with your safety in mind.

Regardless of the conditions you experience, sun, rain, a combination of the two, or anything in between, your experience on our 3 day tour will be a memorable one.

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