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Landsborough River Rafting - 3 Day

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3

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$1899

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Overview

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.

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.

 

Rafting Grade: 3 - 4+ Rapids

Tour Grading: B


"We enjoyed the Landsborough river raft trip"

"Just a quick note to say how much we enjoyed the Landsborough river raft trip. It is a special area and it was great to be able to do it. The guides were just great, and the food, the standard of the camps, and the organization of the whole operation was excellent. Many thanks." Ian Hamilton

"This goes down as one of the top trips......"

"Have just returned from the 3 day trip, it was awesome! The scenery, the food and the care the crew gave us was just wonderful. As extensive travellers, this goes down as one of the top trips. A delighted pair." Malcolm & Margot

Landsborough River Rafting

Landsborough River Rafting

Landsborough River Rafting

Landsborough River Rafting

Landsborough River Rafting

Landsborough River Rafting

Landsborough River Rafting

Landsborough River Rafting

Landsborough River Rafting

Landsborough River Rafting

Landsborough River Rafting

Landsborough River Rafting

Landsborough River Rafting

Itinerary

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Day 1Queenstown to Burke's Flat

Pick up from your accommodation, and travel to the rafting base in Queenstown for a briefing and to be fitted out with gear. Depart Queenstown by coach and travel past Lake Wanaka and Hawea to Burke's Flat. Transfer to the river departure point, by helicopter or fixed wing airplane where lunch is served.

Set up camp and then enjoy free time to bush walk or relax in magnificent surroundings. A delicious four-course meal will then be served.

Day 2Burke's Flat to Harper Bluff

5 hours rafting/15km approx.


Begin with a leisurely breakfast, camp is disassembled before your experienced guides provide a full safety briefing. Immersed in stunning scenery, the next five hours of rafting caters for everyone from action to the sedate. The white water of the Upper Gates Gorge is interspersed with fun, lower grade water.

After breaking along the way for a tasty and filling lunch, we continue our journey to Harper Bluff to set up camp for the night amongst this stirring wilderness. Before bed you can take a visit to see glowworms and enjoy some star gazing.

Day 3Harper Bluff to Queenstown

4 hours rafting/15km approx.


An another day dawns, a huge cooked breakfast sees you ready for a further three hours of rafting through majestic scenery. With a stop at the crystal clear Purple Creek for lunch, our guides have some action in store for you!

Eventually, its time to farewell the mighty Landsborough Valley and return to Queenstown by approximately 7.00pm

Cost per person

November 2017 - April 2018

  • NZ$1,899 per person

Min Age: 15 years

Min Weight: 40kg

Between 15 to 17 years must have a guardian travel with them

Deposit of NZS150 per person is payable on booking; the balance must be paid no later than 28 days prior to travel date.

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Queenstown to Burke's Flat

Pick up from your accommodation, and travel to the rafting base in Queenstown for a briefing and to be fitted out with gear. Depart Queenstown by coach and travel past Lake Wanaka and Hawea to Burke's Flat. Transfer to the river departure point, by helicopter or fixed wing airplane where lunch is served.

Set up camp and then enjoy free time to bush walk or relax in magnificent surroundings. A delicious four-course meal will then be served.

Day 2Burke's Flat to Harper Bluff

5 hours rafting/15km approx.


Begin with a leisurely breakfast, camp is disassembled before your experienced guides provide a full safety briefing. Immersed in stunning scenery, the next five hours of rafting caters for everyone from action to the sedate. The white water of the Upper Gates Gorge is interspersed with fun, lower grade water.

After breaking along the way for a tasty and filling lunch, we continue our journey to Harper Bluff to set up camp for the night amongst this stirring wilderness. Before bed you can take a visit to see glowworms and enjoy some star gazing.

Day 3Harper Bluff to Queenstown

4 hours rafting/15km approx.


An another day dawns, a huge cooked breakfast sees you ready for a further three hours of rafting through majestic scenery. With a stop at the crystal clear Purple Creek for lunch, our guides have some action in store for you!

Eventually, its time to farewell the mighty Landsborough Valley and return to Queenstown by approximately 7.00pm

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