Pack rafting is the most unique and unparalleled experience adventure travel - a mix of hiking and paddling that takes you on a journey of discovery, exploring rugged landscapes by foot and “mild to wild” waters by boat.
A pack raft is a mix between a kayak & a raft, it is stable and behaves a bit like a raft but you paddle it like a kayak and it is so much lighter. Average weight of a boat is only 2.5kg.
You just can’t beat the mix of hiking, climbing, camping and paddling that pack rafting makes possible. Experience everything in so many different ways, hiking through forests, up glacier carved valleys or over mountains; paddling across lakes, down rivers or in the ocean and camping in stunning wilderness locations that can be simply inaccessible by any other means. Pack rafts, simply put, redefine outdoor adventure.
One of the very few pack rafting guiding companies in the world, Pack Rafting NZ offer highly personal, very unique and exclusive guided outdoor adventure pack rafting trips in the New Zealand since 2012. They offer outdoor adventures leaving the crowds behind.
From single day trips onto the stunning Waiau River near Te Anau to the 6 day Hollyford & Pyke Pack Rafting Expedition, Pack Rafting NZ is a leader when it comes to these type of expeditions.
Their Fiordland Explorer guided pack rafting expedition gives you access to an area normally visited only by very experienced backcountry explorers. It is a truly spectacular part of New Zealand.
During this 6 day / 5 night, guided packrafting expedition you will be traveling from the mountains to the sea, up the coastline and back into the mountains. You will paddle the Hollyford River, Lake MCKerrow, Lakes Wilmot and Alabaster, and the Pyke River.
You will walk along the rugged coastline to Big Bay, cross into the Pyke Valley, and wander past waterfalls on the famous Hollyford track. A maximum number of 6 people and 2 guides make sure you’ll get a very personal experience and have constant support on this breath-taking, challenging, and unforgettable journey.
If you’re after a unique adventure to take you to some of the most breathtaking places in New Zealand, Pack Rafting NZ is your team.