Are you the ultimate whitewater rafting addict? Join us on this amazing adventure around the top rivers in New Zealand. You’ll also get the opportunity to take in some of the culture, history and adventures on offer in this stunning part of the world. Our trip is designed to share with you, the best eight rivers in New Zealand as part of a wider insight into this stunning country. The trip is designed to coincide with the best weather and water conditions and outside of the main holiday time in New Zealand. Welcome to the world’s ultimate white water rafting road trip.
Arrive into Auckland where you’ll be met by your Trip Leader and fly onto Taupo later in the day.
After waking up beside New Zealand’s largest lake, we take the gorgeous drive past volcanoes to the rural town of Taihape. We’ll overnight at River Valley Lodge. You’ll have the opportunity for an afternoon horse ride if you wish.
Included: All meals
Our first day of rafting and what a way to start! On one of New Zealand’s best rivers, The Grade V Rangitikei. The afternoon sees us drive to Wellington and we’ll have some time to explore the nations capitol by taking the Cable Car overlooking town and the harbor or exploring Te Papa. (The Museum of New Zealand.)
Included: All meals
We take an early morning flight to Nelson where we drive to Murchison for our first South Island river, the Buller Gorge. Enjoy a riverside lunch. We take the gorgeous drive to Karamea where we’ll stay overnight at The Last Resort
Included: All meals
One of the best day’s rafting anywhere. We fly in by helicopter for a one day trip on the Karamea River. This trip is awesome. We’ll return to our hotel for the evening and a meal with plenty of stories to tell.
Included: All meals
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|Sunday 6 February 2022 - Friday 18 February 2022||12 days||£5150||€5795||$7250|
If you would like advice about flight options, please call our UK or US office’s. Many airlines offer flights to Auckland International (AKL). For UK travellers, have a look at skyscanner.net for your best flight options. Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines are great carriers. For USA based travellers, we suggest Exito Travel who can provide you with a competitive flight quote. Because of the distance involved, you might like to consider stopping off for a day or so on the way to break up the journey, if you have the time.
Our price and departure date information below does not include your international flights.
Please ensure you DO NOT book your flights until your trip is CONFIRMED to run by our office. Please check with us first.
In order to secure your place you can pay just your deposit now of £1000 per person. The final payment isn’t due until 120 days before your trip.
Please note that prices shown in Euros and USD are indicative only, as they fluctuate daily. The actual rate payable is always the GBP price.
We find most of our clients have in their posession already what is needed for an adventure holiday. Bear in mind, your trip to New Zealand may involve many different types of weather from hot sunny days (expected) to cold rainy days and everything in between. Bear in mind as you will be flying internally in New Zealand, we recommend being under 20kg (32 lb) of check on baggage.
Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? No
Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes, all travelers entering New Zealand (except those from Australia, Antarctica, and most Pacific islands) are required to have a COVID-19 test taken and a negative result returned within 72 hours of their first scheduled international flight. For more information visit: covid19.govt.nz/travel-and-the-border/
Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes
Information regarding visa extensions for residents and/or tourists:
The New Zealand border is currently closed to almost all arrivals.
From 11:59pm on 28 April 2021, travellers to New Zealand from very high risk countries are temporarily restricted to New Zealand citizens, their partners, dependent children, the parent of a dependent child who is a New Zealand citizen, and those with significant humanitarian reasons. All non-New Zealand citizens must hold a valid visa to enter New Zealand. Other travellers, including New Zealand residents, can enter only if they spend 14 days outside a very high risk country before their arrival here. Transit through a very high risk country is excluded from the 14-day requirement. See New Zealand Immigration’s (INZ) website for further details.
The following countries currently meet the threshold of being very high risk:
From 19 April 2021 travellers who have been in Australia for 14 days can travel by air to New Zealand without having to enter a managed isolation facility. See the New Zealand government COVID-19 website for details.
Travelling from elsewhere then contact us to find out the latest.
Wow, one of the most fantastic river trips I’ve ever taken. Eight rivers in two weeks. Wow!!! Saw more of New Zealand than I ever dreamed possible. Absolutely loved it. Can drink right out of the rivers. Not a bad tour guide either, who introduced me to whitebait fritters 🙂
Rafting within ‘Lord of the Rings’ rivers and countryside. ……. will definitely increase your pulse rate. We rafted 7 amazing rivers, but the highlight was the Karamea.
The scenery was awesome (Mother Nature ….. some of her best work ). Mike our guide went above and beyond to make the trip special and arranged extra activities like my 134 metre bungy jump. Loved the ice cream stops every day!
This was my ninth Water By Nature trip and possibly the best yet!
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