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

Full Day Packrafting Adventures

Our full day packrafting adventures are the best way to discover the world of packrafting.  Our small group adventures combine hiking and rafting.  We will take you off the beaten track to discover secret waterfalls, magnificent gorges and wild rivers.

3 & 7 Day Packrafting Expeditions

Our 3 & 7 Day Packrafting Expeditions take you deep into the pristine Fiordland Wilderness.   The packrafts allow us to access remote coastlines and spot incredible wildlife.   If you’d like to swap your mobile phone for stunning scenery, campfires and a million stars then look no further.

Buy Your Packrafting & Adventure Gear Here

We are New Zealand’s official dealer for Alpacka Rafts, Hyperlight Mountain Gear and Aquabound Paddles.    All your packrafting & adventure gear can be purchased from our online store.  If you have any questions our expert guides Arno & Andy are on hand to help.

Packraft Rentals

Do you want to go on your own adventure but don’t have the gear yet?   Check out our packraft rentals and design your own adventure!   Our expert packrafters are on hand to ensure you have the right gear to stay safe in the great outdoors.

Alpacka Packraft Demo Program

Our exclusive Alpacka Packraft Demo Program is the only one of it’s type in the country.   Are you in the market to buy your own Packraft?  Then why not try one of the best packrafts on the market?   Talk to our expert packrafters who will arrange for you to try before you buy!

Packrafting Skills & Safety Courses

Packrafting New Zealand offer the best Packrafting Skills & Safety Courses on the market.   Our expert, experienced and fully qualified instructors have trained in excess of 1,500 people.  Our packrafting skills & safety course teaches you everything you need to know especially how to stay out of trouble!


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Packrafting Nz – Latest news

5 Ways You Have Probably Never Thought About to Use Your Packraft!

One of the great things about packrafts is that they are just so versatile.  Here are 5 ways that you may not yet have thought of to use your packraft. As a Sledge No, we’re not talking about down-hill sledging (although that might be fun…), we’re talking about using your packraft as the more functional […]

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 […]

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