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Hidden Valleys NZ - Day Tours

Geraldine, New Zealand
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About Hidden Valleys NZ - Day Tours
Hidden Valleys specialises in multi/single day river travel and puts together itineraries to suit the needs of you or your group. Travel hours or several days by river from the depths of the South Island's main divide. Access the headwaters by a rewarding main divide hike or a stunning helicopter ride. Enjoy easy paddling on Grade 2 water or enjoy the challenge of Grade 4/5 water.
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geoffvg wrote a review Jan 2019
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Our family group of 15, rafted the Clarence between Xmas and early January. We negotiated an extra rest day midway which was awesome. 6 days of great weather and excellent water levels. We had 5 teenagers with us and they loved the experience - even without their devices! The guides took part of their rest day to run training scenarios with the kids, flipping the raft and then righting it and having the kids experiencing floating the lesser rapids. Food was amazing, coffee on call whenever, campsites ideal and overall enjoyment as good as I had ever anticipated. Add, Syd, Corran and Eli were great company and superb cooks. The Clarence is a remarkable journey, long enough to get a sense of ongoing travel in a remote part of NZ. Well done Southy and team Hidden Valley.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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AmandaXJames wrote a review Jan 2019
Auckland4 contributions
We recently experienced the 5 day Clarence River trip guided by Southey and his capable team. It was the trip of a lifetime, we had great food and company, the rafting and landscape was fantastic and we were well looked after very step of the way. Highly recommended- cant wait for the next adventure with Hidden Valleys!
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Mags wrote a review Jan 2017
Auckland, New Zealand37 contributions4 helpful votes
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Grandchildren and us adventure grandparents,all loved the Waimakarari two day rafting trip. Stayed night before at Bealey Hotel. Rafted first day then set up camp along side river. The second day rafted down to Waimak Gorge Bridge. First camping experience for Aussie grandkids (11 &12). They loved it +++! Guess that means we'll have to do a repeat!! Southy, owner, the best.
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Date of experience: January 2017
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Struan M wrote a review Dec 2016
Auckland, New Zealand8 contributions
Had a great day rafting on the Rakaia river with Southy, Chelsea from Canada and Michelle from Chile. Safety and fun seemed to be the priorities. Very windy but didn't spoil the day. Went up river with Blair of Discovery Jet and back down to the Gorge bridge with Southy.
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Date of experience: December 2016
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C0pes wrote a review Jan 2016
Tauranga, NZ3 contributions1 helpful vote
Just had the best holiday ever! Beginning of January we rafted the river with Hidden Valley Rafting. There were 17 in our group - 9 kids from 12-18 and 8 adults slightly older. The trip was brilliantly organised, the guides were fantastic, the food was too good. It must have been hard for the guides to join our group of friends as we have known each other for over 20 years but they not only looked after us with expert knowledge and ensured we were safe on the river they joined in with us, we left feeling they were part of our group rather than outsiders- just hope they enjoyed the trip as much as we did !! Totally recommend these guys to anyone. We hope to do another trip with them one day.
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Date of experience: January 2016
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