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Southern White Water

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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About Southern White Water
Southern White Water is based in Christchurch. We are the only rafting and adventure company in the area. Classic NZ adventure tours, white water rafting and more, encompassing some of the best of New Zealand's unspoiled scenery. Contact us today about your next adventure, corporate function or multi-day adventure. WE ARE THE #1 THING TO DO IN CHRISTCHURCH-HANDS DOWN!
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adwadw wrote a review May 2022
NZ65 contributions15 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 day, 2 night trip down the Upper Grey (a level 2 - 3 grade river) with Vinny and Rowan. Our mixed group of seven ranged in ages from 14 to over 70 years old, originating from five different countries, and we all loved the trip. The scenery was majestic, the river both mellow and exciting. We enjoyed voluntary swims including drifting on our backs through the gorge. Vinny and Rowan were helpful and entertaining. We also had the privilege of sharing our trip with Hunter, Vinny's dog who enjoys rafting as much as the people. The camping was very comfortable, the food was stupendous, certainly much better than we eat at home! Highly recommend rafting with Vinny at Southern White Water, we felt so looked after and safe, while still feeling we had an adventure. We look forward to our next trip with them and hopefully will have Rowan as our guide, so we can enjoy his quiet humour and perhaps name another rock after him.
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Bradley S wrote a review Apr 2022
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We took an overnight trip down the Waimakariri river with Vinnie from Southern Whitewater, and it was an outstanding experience. Every aspect of the trip had been well thought out and was appropriate to every member of our group. The gear was first class and the experience was just what we were looking for. Vinnie made the trip enjoyable in many ways. The meals were outstanding: If you thought dinner was good, wait for dessert! The rafting was fun and safe at all times. Our 6-year-old managed the trip without any concerns and had a whale of a time! I would highly recommend Southern Whitewater to anybody contemplating a rafting trip for any length of time.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Susie wrote a review Mar 2022
NZ16 contributions16 helpful votes
We really enjoyed the family float with Vinny and Hunter the dog. It was the perfect level for my 5 year-old son and 70 year-old Mum. A few thrills, nothing too serious, and plenty of opportunities for swims and fun. All wet-water gear was provided (wetsuit, thermal, splash jacket, life jacket, helmet, booties) which kept us nice and warm, and the lunch at the end was top notch.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Stuart M wrote a review Jan 2022
Auckland, New Zealand4 contributions5 helpful votes
Great backcountry experience in a beautiful part of the world. Great rafting fun and great food on our multi-day trip - great cooking Vinny!
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Date of experience: January 2022
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Jack wrote a review Mar 2021
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Rafted with many companies in NZ. This has got to be the most real, down to earth kiwi rafting experience you can get. Just down right fun!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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