Family Rafting and Scenic Floats
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In Ross, West Coast, New Zealand
We operate these runs on the lower stretches of most of our rivers, great for the kids and people wanting an introduction to whitewater. No big rapids, no worries! We can take children as young as 4. From 2 hour trips to overnight riverside camping options with lower grade rapids. We take our own kids on these trips occasionally and they rave about them constantly – marshmallows in front of the fire, great fishing, gold panning, feeding giant eels, exploring in the forest looking for giant Weta, HuHu grubs and beetles. Nature’s playground does not get any better than this! We take a portable canvas wall tent with a fire in it so even in the middle of nowhere camping on the side of a river we stay warm and comfortable. Free photos and video clips, food and drinks provided. On multi day trips we provide all necessary camping gear and cater. All you need is your sleeping bag, camping clothes and a few toiletries.Show less
Please book at the Information/DOC centre on the main road in Franz Josef, or contact us directly by phone or email. We raft over 16 different rivers across the coast, so our meeting location varies from day to day. Our most popular river is the Whataroa, found 25 minutes North of Franz Josef. Direction as follows. Drive North from Franz Josef-Drive through the township of Whataroa-approx 5 kms after Whataroa you will see the Whataroa River. BEFORE you drive over the bridge you will see a right hand turn down a gravel road marked as ‘tourist attractions’. Take that right and drive 1 km down the gravel road to the car park. Easy to find!
- State / Region
- West Coast
- Zip / Postcode
- New Zealand -43.386782 170.181981
These trips can be tailored to suit your travelling schedule – give us a call so we can put together a trip that’s perfect for your family/group, time frame and budget
Photos and video clips, camping equipment and tents, food and drinks, all rafting equipment.
Minimum age varies from river to river, guests do not need any previous rafting experience.
If cancelled up to 3 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the entire activity price may be charged.