Hike In Raft Out
The hike in option is for the fit and adventurous and follows a hiking trail into the mountains and along the side of the Whataroa river.
It takes around 3-4 hours to hike in depending on fitness levels and group size
The majority of the track is flat and meanders up the side of the river through the rainforest with a few sections going over the boulder strewn riverbank underneath cliffs where the river has eroded into the bank. There are some steep sections with sheer drop offs as we negotiate the 3 gorges that make up the Whataroa river on our way to the put in where we set up camp. Dinner is cooked over an open fire. Enjoy the sunset on the surrounding mountains and a West Coast Sky-scape. We set off down the same section as the full day Heli Rafting trip.
We can also organize a 5 day expedition trip on the Karamea river, 2 days hiking and 3 days rafting for those that want a challenging backcountry experience