Closing early due to the pandemic… Stay safe, stay home and stay healthy everyone! We will still be answering emails so still possible to book for September 2020 and forward. Cheers!

New Zealands Premium Rafting Expeditions

What We Offer

  • Expeditions into the New Zealand wilderness, West Coast, South island – nothing compares
  • Remote back country locations, helicopter or hike in as most of our rivers have no road access
  • Owner operated and guided, boutique small company, small personalized tours. Safety is our highest priority. Experienced fun guides
  • Limited spaces available – book now
  • Family Adventures – Children under 12 years of age recieve a discount

Satisfaction Guarantee

We reckon our helicopter access rafting trips are the best rafting trips in the world.

We are so confident that we offer a 100% money back satisfaction guarantee!

We will even throw in a $20 petrol voucher if you are not happy with your trip.

Grade 2 White Water

Straightforward rapids with wide, clear channels which are evident without scouting. Grade 2 rivers make great family adventures.

Grade 3 White Water

A bit more excitement! Grade 3 white water rapids are moderate, irregular waves about 1-2 metres.

Grade 4 White Water

Awesome! Grade 4 white water rapids have powerful but predictable rapids requiring precise boat handling. You need to be water confident because you may get a swim!

Grade 5 White Water

The highest grade able to be rafted.  Grade 5 white water includes extremely long, obstructed, or very violent rapids, not always able to be rafted depending on conditions and flow level / team ability


We want you to have the time of your life but your safety is our number one concern. The guides may choose to portage (walk around) difficult rapids if river conditions or group ability dictate.

We are a licensed operator and have an ongoing Safety Management System in place and an excellent safety record - we are experts at managing risk

Our team are trained, licensed and experienced swift water rescue technicians and have current first aid certifications. We are caring and entertaining individuals and are focused on giving you a safe and very enjoyable experience.

Where are we located?

We have 2 meeting points for our trips and both are located on the main highway in small towns and are very easy to find. Whataroa and Ross are the towns and both are within 1 hours drive of Franz Josef Glacier and Hokitika. There is only 1 main highway on the West Coast so you won't get lost and it is not out of the way so there is plenty of time to get to your destination or to do other activities