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Address: Queenstown 9600, New Zealand (Formerly Expedition X - Packrafting Day Tour)
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+64 800 223 080
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Changing the way you see the map....

Whether you want to challenge your...

Changing the way you see the map....

Whether you want to challenge your boundaries or are solely looking for a relaxing and unique way to see areas of our great wilderness that lay off the beaten track, we can cater for you.

Our fun packed packrafting trips are created as an overall outdoors experience. Hike, climb, swim, play, raft or simply float and take in the breathtaking scenery, armed with your own paddle, a packraft and walking boots the opportunities are endless.

With these lightweight boats you'll be able to access some of the most remote and undisturbed rivers in the Southern Hemisphere, these hidden gems would usually be unreachable with conventional boats and kayaks alone.

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Excellent adventure

We had a great day out on two different rivers with sites you don't get to see unless on the water and in some cases in a pack raft in the shallow spots. Our guide Arno was great... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great day out on two different rivers with sites you don't get to see unless on the water and in some cases in a pack raft in the shallow spots. Our guide Arno was great fun and added to the enjoyment of the experience. The day was a mixture between stunning scenic views and good old fashion... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Packrafting with Arno was absolutely the coolest, best activity my friend, Diana and I did in New Zealand. We booked the Queenstown "More of a Thrill" trip and Arno picked us up right from our accommodation in Queenstown bright and early at 7:55 AM, which was convenient! Our packrafting location was the Rees River in the Rees Valley, which was... More 

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Packraftingnz, Owner at Expedition X - Packrafting New Zealand - Queenstown, responded to this review

Hey guys - Thanks heaps for the awesome review - but i still want to be more a minion then gru ;-) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot say enough good things about our experience with Argo and Packrafting NZ!! The early morning started off with Arno picking us up from our hotel, which was very convenient. Then we gathered the rest of our group and headed out on our adventure. I was worried that the backpack was going to be heavy, but it was actually... More 

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Packraftingnz, Owner at Expedition X - Packrafting New Zealand - Queenstown, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Rachel - glad you guys liked it and you are now well and truly refreshed :-) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an awesome, unreal, and amazing experience. We hiked for about 3 hours through the river valley, in some of the most isolated, yet beautiful places on earth. Then we had lunch at the base of a huge mountain, with waterfalls and glaciers viewable in the distance. Then after lunch, we put on our wetsuits and inflated our pack... More 

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Packraftingnz, Owner at Expedition X - Packrafting New Zealand - Queenstown, responded to this review

Glad you guys enjoyed it - and i did not put the socks on facebook ;-) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An absolutely amazing adventure in the most beautiful and secluded part of the world!! Fantastic and knowledgable guide who is clearly passionate about what he does. Would do again in a heartbeat!

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Packraftingnz, Owner at Expedition X - Packrafting New Zealand - Queenstown, responded to this review

You know were we are come back anytime !! ;-) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did the one day - "More of a Thrill" trip. Arno was a great guide - really friendly and informative. The day involved hiking to our destination, stopping for lunch and then rafting in their special single rafts back down the river. The scenario was amazing with snow capped mountains flanking the river - and waterfalls flowing down them.... More 

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Packraftingnz, Owner at Expedition X - Packrafting New Zealand - Queenstown, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Nikki More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

A terrific multi-day trip pack rafting through the Hollyford/Pyke loop. Awesome environment to explore with great gear and with the best guides you could imagine. Jump on board if you can.

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Packraftingnz, Owner at Expedition X - Packrafting New Zealand - Queenstown, responded to this review

Thanks Michael Hope you got of the backcountry meal addiction by now :-) More 

Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

The Fiordland Explorer was a real adventure with good training in pack-rafting. I trusted guides Arno and Andy completely. Not only were Arno and Andy totally competent and professional, they were also right along-side us for the hard work and for the ride, and they were good company over the six days. The boats are amazingly practical and a fun... More 

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Packraftingnz, Owner at Expedition X - Packrafting New Zealand - Queenstown, responded to this review

Great review Mark - thanks a lot More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Our family of four (age 23-60) really enjoyed two day-trips led by Arno and Andy. They were well-prepared, attentive, knowledgable, and personable. Arno was responsive to emails beforehand when coordinating logistics and answering questions. The combo river rats day offered larger rapids and deeper water, while the Rees Valley offered a shallower and more relaxed paddle (could be different in... More 

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Packraftingnz, Owner at Expedition X - Packrafting New Zealand - Queenstown, responded to this review

Thank you guys - glad you had a good time. We may see you again :-) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Great day out with a great guide. Packrafts are so comfortable, its like going down the river on your favorite armchair. Much better than cramming yourself in a kayak and you get more independence than just jumping in one of the big multi person rafts of the bigger commercial operations in Queenstown

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Packraftingnz, Owner at Expedition X - Packrafting New Zealand - Queenstown, responded to this review

:-) told you they are addictive More 

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