3 Days + 2 Nights Landsborough River Rafting Trip
Immerse yourself in the rugged wilderness of the West coast on a 3 days guided rafting adventure. Reserve your spot on a 3 Day / 2 Nights Landsborough River Rafting trip. Rates as low as $1,999 NZD per person. Rates: • 3 Days + 2 Nights: $1,999 NZD per person What You Can Expect: Immerse yourself in Landsborough River on a 3 Day and 2 Nights River Rafting trip. Paddle grade 3-4 rapids of the Landsborough Valley, through dense rain forest, taking in hanging glaciers and wildlife. Three course meals, NZ wine and helicopter transfers included. A perfect mix of tranquillity and pure adventure. • Heli + Raft + Camp • Late November to late March • Wilderness whitewater rafting on the Landsborough River • Departs: Fridays 8.30 am, returns Sunday evening • Duration:3 Days + 2 Nights • Season: November - March Itinerary: Day 1 8.30 am We’ll start at Rafting Base in Queenstown where you will meet your guides, pack your gear into dry bags and be sized for your rafting clothing. Then there’s a spectacular 3 hour drive to Clarke Bluff via Wanaka and Makarora. Here you’ll board your helicopter for a flight up the scenic Landsborough Valley to our first night’s camp. Settle in, unpack and explore the magnificent surroundings or relax in this peaceful environment and enjoy a delicious meal prepared for you. Day 2 Begin with a leisurely breakfast then prepare to leave camp for your rafting adventure. A full safety briefing and information on river protocol will be given before you depart. Today you have a five hour river trip ranging from action to the sedate, stopping to enjoy a deli-style picnic lunch above Hellfire Rapid then continue down river arriving at Harpers Bluff, our second camp. There will be time to try out a spot of fishing or go for a walk before dinner. After dinner explore the surrounds and maybe even discover a glow worm or two. Day 3 Another filling breakfast will set you up for the day’s activities. Board your raft and head down river to Purple Creek for lunch and a side hike to explore the waterfalls. After lunch a leisurely float to our take out point at Clarke Bluff. Approximate arrival in Queenstown 7.00 pm. What’s included? • Pre-trip briefing • Transfers from downtown Queenstown to Cavells Rafting Base • Transfer to Clarke's Bluff via Makarora • Scenic flight by helicopter to Landsborough ‘put-in'. • Full wetsuit, rafting clothing and safety equipment • 3-course meals, wine + beer • Camping equipment • Experienced guides and safety kayaker • Accommodation in tents • Extensive safety briefing • Wilderness white-water rafting on the Landsborough River • Transfer/ return travel to downtown Queenstown What to bring? • Swimsuit and Towel • Sleeping Bag • Personal Clothing and toiletries (gear list available) • Small amount of money for extra food and drinks at either end of the trip • Please leave valuables behind What we provide? • Full wetsuit rafting clothing and safety equipment • Camping equipment (including large tents - room to stand in) If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
- Captain is included.
- A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
- 8 guests
- Tours, Lessons, and Diving
- Eco Tour
The most important thing you should know about us is... We are passionate about showcasing our backyard by offering genuine 'Kiwi' adventures with personality and value.Our mission is to deliver safe adventures with fun, personality and pride, creating a unique personal experience. We promise to provide a rewarding, stimulating and satisfying environment for all employees, whilst making it a fun, motivating place to work. Safety is at the heart of what we do and we will not put people in situations where safety is compromised. With a reliance on our natural environment we seek to be respectful of our natural environment and be as eco-friendly as possible.To always be aware that customer staff safety and a respect for the environment influences every decision we make. The team are excited to be part of the changing landscape in the Adventure Tourism Industry with new safety regulations coming into force and are a fully credited Adventure Activity Operator (AAO) having passed our audit by Worksafe New Zealand (valid Nov 2014 - Nov 2017). We are passionate and committed to kayaking, boating, safety and the environment. Most of all we are looking forward to showcasing our spectacular region and having some summer-time fun!
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
50% refund up to 30 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
Special notes: • Bookings for this rafting trip cannot be made within 5 days prior to departure • This rafting trip operates with a minimum of 4 people • Suitable for water competent people of moderate fitness • Minimum age 15 years and over (15-17 year olds must have a guardian travel with them) • Minimum weight 40kgs (88lbs) • Please note the different booking terms and conditions for the Landsborough Wilderness Experience. Cancellation policy: 30 days before departure = full refund less $100; Between 14 and 30 days before departure = 50% refund; and less than two weeks - No refund • All trips operate dependent on weather, river level and/or water temperature. • Please allow at least 24 hours flexibility before and after this trip as delays may result from adverse weather conditions Safety and Risk Queenstown Rafting is a licenced operator and recognised as a leader in the field of river safety and proactive risk management. With fully qualified guides, we have a safety kayaker on every trip and use satellite telephone communications. Participation in rafting activities involves a degree of risk and the rafting operator cannot absolutely guarantee participant's safety. Clients on guided tours must listen carefully to and follow guides' instructions and adhere to safety requirements. We accepts its legal responsibilities but cannot be held responsible for personal injury or for loss, theft or damage of/to your equipment outside legal responsibilities. Participants will be required to sign a liability form to this effect before starting a tour. Frequently Asked Questions Is there an age / weight limit? The minimum age is 15 and the minimum weight is 40kg (this is a lifejacket requirement). If you have a child who is 14, fit, active, weighs more than 40kg and you are interested in doing a family trip please contact us. There is no maximum age or weight limit for rafting however the person must be able to fit our gear and safety equipment. We do have a number of extra large wetsuits but ask that you are physically fit and able to swim. If you have any concerns please contact our staff. Do I need to be able to swim? Yes you do. Due to the nature of whitewater and the remote location it is advisable that you be confident in the water. One way to describe ‘water confident’ is to imagine yourself swimming in the sea where you can't stand up, with medium waves around you and being tossed around a bit. If you feel comfortable with this then you should be ok. How fit do I need to be? To get the most enjoyment out of your the trip, you should be moderately active in your daily life and confident in water. How far in advance do I need to book? While we are able to take last minute bookings, the further in advance you book the trip the easier it is for you to request your preferred date. Trips need a minimum of 4 clients to run so when you book in advance we are better able to confirm your requested date as soon as possible. I am 70 years old and have been told I would be too old to do this trip! No, not true. If you live a physically active daily life and you’re in good health there is no reason why you can’t come along. Please contact our office if you have concerns. I am pregnant and would like to go on a rafting trip, is this possible? No. Company policy is that we don’t allow anyone who is pregnant on grade 3 or above rivers. There is a risk that a pregnant person could sustain a blow to the abdomen either through falling out the raft, from a paddle from another client or someone falling against them. What if I have a medical condition? Some medical conditions may prohibit you from whitewater rafting but most will not. It's very important however that if you do have a medical condition that you let our staff know prior to rafting, this is not to stop you from rafting but to inform your personal guide so that they can help in the unlikely event that something does go wrong. If you require medication for your condition (e.g. asthma inhalers), you will need to bring that with you in case it is needed. It is your responsibility to make sure that you are fit enough for the activity and that you have appropriate medication with you. Do I need travel insurance? Whilst not compulsory, travel insurance is always highly recommended. How do I get to Queenstown? Air New Zealand, Qantas Airways, Jetstar Airways & Virgin Australia all have international and domestic flights into Queenstown. You can fly directly into Queenstown or choose to fly into Christchurch then hire a car and take the very scenic trip through the centre of the South Island to Queenstown (drive time is approx 6-8 hours). There are also several bus services from Christchurch, Dunedin and other major South Island towns into Queenstown. Do I need to have any rafting experience? No, the majority of our clients have never rafted before. However, a sense of adventure and the ability to swim is important. You will be taught how to paddle, hold on and work as a team. There is also a full safety briefing given to everyone before you depart on your first day of rafting. What type of people book this trip? There is a real mix of ages and nationalities on these trips. Most are English speaking from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand and the majority tend to be 35 years plus. Saying that we often have younger or older clients, the main thing is that they are all like minded, enjoy the outdoors and have a sense of adventure. Where is the Landsborough Valley? The Landsborough Valley is situated on the southern West Coast of the South Island. The valley is found within Mt Aspiring National Park and is part of a larger World Heritage Area called Te Wahi Pounamu (The place of Greenstone) as such it's one of New Zealand’s most isolated and spectacular wilderness areas. What type of people book this trip? There is a mix of all ages and nationalities on the trips. Most are English speaking from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand and the majority tend to be 35 years +. Saying that, we often have younger or older clients, the main thing is that they are all like minded and enjoy the outdoors and adventure. What are the tents like? They are comfortable, roomy tents with sewn in groundsheets, and high enough to stand in. If you are travelling alone, space may permit you to request your own tent. The tents are permanent and already set up when you get there. You sleep on stretcher beds with sleeping pads.