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When it comes to outdoor adventure, we hate to choose between things. Thankfully, packrafts keep us from having to! We think you just can't beat the mix of hiking, climbing, camping and paddling that these little boats make possible. You get to...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9600, New Zealand
+64 3-445 3080
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did an instruction course with packrafting NZ. The course was really informative, fun, and I learnt a bit. I was a bit worried when there seemed some people in the group who might not have the same experience, but the course allowed for differentiation...More

Thank tchargy
Reviewed 24 April 2018

We had so much fun, Arno was a crack up and the locations just perfect. Will be back for a multi day trip!

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Thank ajameslacasa
Reviewed 4 April 2018

What a great way to spend the day out on the water! You have total freedom to navigate the various features of the river with your own pack raft and you get the unique opportunity to see the river gorge from water level. There really...More

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Had such a great weekend packrafting with Arno, Andy and Adrien. Despite not knowing which way up a packraft went, they soon had me paddling like a pro. Impressed they managed to cater for a group of the hardcore and the very much less hardcore,...More

Thank Ceara H
Reviewed 21 February 2018

An excellent course with a professional and friendly team. Arno and his crew can cater to any level of experience and have some of the best gear to rent or purchase. I will be returning in the future.

Thank CarlB2806
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

What a great rafting trip. I totally enjoyed this adventure. Arno and Andy were great hosts and guides. Especially liked the Rapids! Would do this again anytime!

Thank Meander751343
Reviewed 11 January 2018

An epic adventure with skilled professionals. The Fiordland Explorer is hard to beat if you're looking for the opportunity to leave the crowds and explore one of the most rugged and spectacular parts of New Zealand. Arno is a true professional focused on providing a...More

Thank AndrewB8829
Packraftingnz, Owner at Packrafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

HI Andrew You could be getting you wish of more adventures - looks like the trip down the south could be a go ! Thanks heaps for the review.

Reviewed 10 January 2018

Wow, what can I say except it was a totally awesome and an exceptionally fun day. Loaded with spectacular views both on the water and hiking through the forest. The guide had excellent knowledge of the area and very professional. I loved every minute of...More

Thank CJ102017
Packraftingnz, Owner at Packrafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Thanks for the review. Glad you liked the food spend all night making it :-) Australia is too warm anyways better come back over to Nz ;-)

Reviewed 4 January 2018

These amazing people also take paddle boarding trips down the Waiau. As a family this is something we all enjoyed from the 10 year old to my husband. We had a blast, we tried a few rapids, jumped off a rope swing and enjoyed the...More

Thank KimHartley2016
Packraftingnz, Owner at Packrafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Thanks Kim shame i could come with you guys on that day sounds like a good day out

Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had been hiking in Australia and New Zealand for a week, and I thought it would be fun to mix it up a bit and I am so glad we did. First let me put out there that neither of us...More

Thank Emily H
Packraftingnz, Owner at Packrafting New Zealand, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Hi Guys Thanks a lot for the review and good to hear Andy is onto it :-).

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14 December 2017|
Response from Packraftingnz | Property representative |
Hi Guys We can certainly look after you food wise :-) ! Best month is always hard to answer i love the winter month for example but if i had to pick a month and a trip it would be the January trip ! Always good to go away... More