Landsborough Multiday Rafting
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In Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
Imagine visiting one of New Zealand’s most remote areas – untouched, unspoiled and visited by only a privileged few…
Paddling and camping your way down the magnificent Landsborough Valley, you will glide past 10,000 ft mountains, hanging glaciers and through dense rainforests. A perfect mix of tranquility and pure adventure. Perfect for those looking to combine an adventure before or after their Milford track walk or Routeburn Track hike.
The Landsborough River is unique, running 60kms parallel to New Zealand’s Southern Alps before meeting the sea at Haast in South Westland – a World Heritage Area. Its upper reaches are protected wilderness and provide spectacular glaciers, bush, river and mountain scenery.
This three day, two night trip will give you incredible views of the stunning New Zealand scenery, there is something new to look at around every corner.
Make your trip a memorable one, join us on the Landsborough river rafting experience.Show less
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- Zip / Postcode
- New Zealand -45.031264 168.659671
YOUR ITINERARY OUTLINE
Queenstown Rafting will collect you from your
accommodation before travelling to Cavells Rafting
Lodge where you will meet your guides, pack your gear
into dry bags and be sized for your rafting clothing.
Our bus will depart Cavells and begin a 3 hour drive to
Clarke Bluff via Wanaka and Makarora.
Upon arrival to Clarke Bluff, board your helicopter or
fixed wing plane 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 three course meal prepared for you.
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
Today you have a five hour river trip catering 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.
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
* Transfers from Queenstown downtown to rafting base * Full wetsuit rafting clothing and safety equipment * Transfer to Burkes Flat via Makarora * Scenic flight by either fixed wing or helicopter to Landsborough ‘put-in’. * Camping equipment (including large tents – room to stand in) * Four course meals and beverages (beer and wine included) * Opportunity to go walking and exploring * Experienced guides * Safety kayaker * Extensive safety briefing * Wilderness rafting on the Landsborough River * Transfer/ return travel to Queenstown downtown
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- Swimsuit and Towel
- Sleeping Bag
- Personal Clothing and toiletries (gear list available)
- Sense of Adventure
- Min Age 15 years
- Min Weight 40kg
- Between 15 to 17 years must have a guardian travel with them
Full itinerary and packing list provided on booking
If cancelled up to 14 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.