Packrafting New Zealand

Packrafting New Zealand offer small group wilderness adventures in the Fiordland National Park.   By combining hiking and rafting we give you unparralled access to some of the most remote and beautiful places on earth.     With a maximum of 6 people per group we maintain the pristine wilderness and leave it intact for the next visitors.

Packrafts have only been around in New Zealand for around 5 years, we know as we first introduced them.   These small, inflatable boats can be easily carried and inflated alongside a river, creek or lake to allow us to access areas that you cannot reach by hiking alone.

Arno & Andy are passionate advocates for the sport of packrafting, there is nothing about the sport or the areas that we visit that they do not know.   They are fun, informative and most of all will ensure you are fully trained and safe to soak up the amazing beauty and tranquility of this area.

What we do

Day Tours

Day tours are the best way to discover the packraft world. If you have cabin feaver or just need a break from your routine, come out for a day, play, learn some new skills or simply relax on the day tours

Multi day Tours

From overnight beginner tour to a 7 day wilderness expedition where you can

get fully submerged into the world of packrafting and escape reality for a while and live the packrafting lifestyle.

Packrafting Store

We are the official dealer for Alpacka Rafts and Hyperlight Mountain gear here in New Zealand. If you can’t find what you are looking for, email us!


Wanting to go on your own adventure and don’t have the gear yet ? Our rental boats are the right choice for you.

Alpacka Demo Program

In the market to buy a Packraft? We have the latest Alpacka Rafts for you to test so that you can try before you buy!

Skill&Safety Courses

New to packrafting or want more experience & skills!? Join our skill&safety courses and step up to the challenges ahead.


Check Out These Photos of our Wilderness Adventures!


Packrafting Nz – Latest news

2018 Crash Courses in Packrafting

We are proud to be running the only crash course in Packrafting skills and safety in New Zealand again this year. Packrafting is becoming incredibly popular, we understand it, it is the most amazing sport! We spend most of our time showing our guests our stunning area and I have to admit we get to […]

Applications Now Open for our Journey to the End of the World (Well, Almost)!

Our 6 Day Fiordland Explorer is the crown jewel of packrafting in New Zealand. With four trips a year at six people max, only 24 people will have the chance to experience it. For those extra hardened adventurers, Arno is also planning one winter departure of this trip to really test you! While for many […]

Rescue& Skill Course Dates Spring 2017

Hi all We have decided on our packrafting Rescue & Skill course dates for spring 2017. Our Basic course will run Sep 31 + Oct 1. Unless water levels are not good enough we will run that course at Mavora lakes again as this is an awesome location for the beginner class. This course is […]

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Packrafting New Zealand - Small Group Wilderness Adventures with Unparalleled Access to the Pristine Fiordland Wilderness