Called the Grand Canyon of New Zealand because of the towering granite walls that make up the 3 gorges on the Whataroa, this river flows from the largest glacial ice field in New Zealand. We fly into the mountains and put in directly below The Portals of Doom, a class VI waterfall that has never been run.
The day starts off with class III leading into a portage around a chunky class V+ monster, then a few runnable class 5 rapids as we enter the first canyon. The rest of the day is mostly grade IV with another portage (depending on river flow) as we navigate through the remaining two canyons, stopping for lunch on the polished granite beside a towering waterfall.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
Massive group bookings available, call or email to enquire
Free photos on all trips
All necessary equipment provided
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Welcome to the West Coast of the South Island New Zealand, This is the white water capital of New Zealand with well over a thousand rivers and creeks flowing off the Southern Alps into the pacific ocean. home to some of the best white water rafting and kayaking in the world, ranging from easy class 2, up to...
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