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Duration: 2 Days
Scale: 2 - 12 people
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Tour size: 12
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Languages: English
The landscapes of the Canterbury High Country are simply breathtaking. Whitewater rafting on fun grade 2 and 3 rapids, stunning rocky gorges, towering mountains and options to design your own trip make this an awesome multi-day river journey.
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Cost: Price dependent on options chosen
Location: Upper Waiau River, near Hanmer Springs
Duration: 2 days
River: Grade 3
Pick-up times: 10:00am Boyle Village or Hanmer Springs
Age suitability: 10 years+
Lunch and hot drinks: 2 lunches, dinner, breakfast
Rafting gear All rafting and camping equipment supplied

Design a unique trip to suit your group.

To access the Upper Waiau River we travel through the lush Magdalen Valley which is part of the Glenhope Station, a working high country farm with stunning landscapes. You can choose how to get to the river: four-wheel drive, mountain bike or helicopter.

"Camping with a slice of home."
Rata [River Guide]

After lunch beside the Waiau-uha it’s time to get ready to raft. We get into our river gear and listen to a safety briefing before setting off on our adventure downstream.

During the first day, we will raft through a variety of spectacular landscapes, beginning with entertaining rapids that flow through a rugged East Coast gorge. Toward the end of the day, the river opens up into a wide valley with an amazing backdrop of towering mountains.

Choose between a cozy cabin on Glenhope Station with stunning views of the valley or camping by the river for the night. Both options come with a delicious meal and time in the evening to relax, swim or fish.

The second day sees us raft a beautiful gorge that has it all; steep rocky walls, tall waterfalls, pockets of green bush and exciting Grade 3 rapids. We are normally back in Hanmer Springs by mid-afternoon so there is plenty of time to drive back to Christchurch or to the West Coast.

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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: camping gear (see Gear List), 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

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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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