Canyoning and Packrafting

  • Lakes and Rivers
  • Adrenaline

Get wet and wild in our pristine waters by canyoning in the Routeburn Valley or packrafting the Rees Valley

7hrs (from Glenorchy‚Äč‚Äč)

Explore places that are normally inaccessible, giving you a true sense of isolation where you can take in the surrounding natural beauty. After a 30 minute ascending walk through spectacular native rain forest along the world-renowned Routeburn Track, serious adventure and excitement will begin. Once in the canyon, you will abseil, jump into crystal clear pools, zipline over native bush, navigate through narrow passageways and slide down chutes. Lunch, tea and coffee provided, guests get approx 3hrs canyoning.

Suitable for people that have a strong level of fitness, water confidence and a real sense of adventure!

Minimum age is 15, and children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Helmets have GoPro mounts if you would like to bring one, otherwise they are available for hire.


Packrafting - License to Chill
8hrs (from Glenorchy)

First you'll stretch your legs with a gorgeous walk up the Rees Valley, under the watchful eye of the towering Earnslaw Glacier, to 25 Mile Creek for a well deserved lunch break. Then it's time to unload and inflate the boats for some training before attempting to check out an amazing (flow dependent) slot canyon. The remainder of the afternoon is spent cruising down shingle bed rapids, enjoying the stunning scenery, and improving your packrafting skills!


Packrafting - Rees Valley Overnight
2 days, 1 night

Hike off the beaten path, up the river flats, alongside a picturesque high country station, to then picnic underneath a 175m waterfall before walking to the very edge of Mount Aspiring National Park, where the first major tributary flows into the Rees River. Blow up your rafts and enjoy a couple of kilometers of easy paddling to prepare you for the next day. By mid-afternoon you arrive at your private campsite and relax however you prefer while your guide gets busy setting up everything up, including dinner and desert.

When morning comes around,  with the assistance of coffee and hot porridge, you’re off downstream again along a combination of gentle grade-1 rapids and flat, flowing stretches. Plenty of opportunity to snap photos, or to lie back and look up at the mountains before your return to civilisation.


Packrafting - Rees Valley Multi-day
3 days, 2 nights

With sections of hiking, biking and some challenging paddling, this expedition cranks up the adventure dial. Start by hiking up the middle of the Rees Valley, aiming for a secret campsite nestled amongst the headwaters where your tents and cooking gear will already be stashed. Dump your personal gear and head off to explore a nearby stream with gently flowing pools, learning the best paddling techniques.

Day two begins on the water, paddling down gentle wave trains and through long flat pools. Plenty of opportunities to whip out the camera, or to simply lie back and watch the mountains drift by. After a hearty lunch, you’ll stash gear at the second campsite and take to the river again, and it gets much more animated! This roughly 7km whitewater section is flanked by native forest all the way along and is the highlight of many people’s trips! After this you'll take your boat off the river and conveniently meet a fleet of mountain bikes. With your boats in your backpack, pedal upstream on a dirt road towards the camp.

On your final day, you'll get one more lap of the whitewater, then carry on downstream on a gentle journey past farmhouses, mountains, and towards the relative civilisation of Glenorchy, finishing with a traditional pub lunch.

For any questions or enquiries talk to us!