Karamea River Heli-Rafting
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In Ross, West Coast, New Zealand
The Karamea River is located at the top of the south. It has two massive grade 5 rapids and a heap of grade 3-4 rapids on the 1 day section. Big volume rafting, warm water and one we highly recommend – this river can also be rafted as a 2,3 or 5 day trip. Voted by Outside Magazine as one of the top ten river to raft in the world. $450 per person, free photos and video clips, lunch and snacks provided. Outside Magazine rates the Karamea River as one of the top ten rivers to raft in the world.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
We meet at 9am and fly up the Karamea valley via helicopter. We spend approximately 5 hours on grade 5 rapids, stopping for a riverside lunch and an optional cliff jump, and some fly fishing. We return to the meeting point at around 4 or 5 pm.
Lunch, snacks, photos, videos, all rafting equipment and fishing gear, helicopter ride
Minimum age 16 and must be able to swim. No previous rafting experience necessary.
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.