Packrafting NZ

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Packraft expeditions & education in Fiordland National Park.

Packrafting New Zealand Expeditions

Packrafting NZ offers packraft expeditions and education in the heart of Fiordland National Park. Join us on one of our expeditions or courses and engage in the ever-changing and challenging world of outdoor adventure.

The Manapouri Expedition

Intro to Packrafting

Embark on a journey to one of Fiordland’s hidden gems. This 3-day expedition can be guided or self-guided and will see you cruising down the Waiau River into Lake Manapouri, exploring stunning islands, isthmuses and white sandy beaches as you go.

The Hollyford-Pyke Expedition

Beginner / Intermediate

Embark on an exclusive and unique journey to the end of the world. This 2-day training + 5-days wilderness expedition will see you paddling the Hollyford River, Lake McKerrow, Lakes Wilmot and Alabaster, and the Pyke River. Walk along the rugged coastline, and wander past waterfalls as you go.

The Wairaurahiri Expedition

Intermediate / advanced

Embark on an adrenaline pumping journey down New Zealand’s longest waterfall. This 5-day trip is a once in a lifetime expedition filled with whitewater runs, stunning views, nature walks, bridge crossings and much more.

Our online store

Visit our Light and Fast online Equipment store! We are the official Alpacka Raft and Hyperlite Mountain Gear dealers for New Zealand. You can find brands like Aquabound, Kokatat, Salewa in our shop. Check out our shop for the full range.

In the store, we provide high quality packrafts and equipment, specifically chosen for performance, durability and safety, and lightweight. We are passionate packrafters and have tried and tested every item we sell and only offer the products we stand 100% behind. This is the same gear we personally use and trust. Whether you are a seasoned paddler or just learning, we want to make sure you get the best advice and gear for YOU. Contact us for specialized service and advice. We are here to help.

Adventure time

The Famous Hollyford Pyke Loop

Every month we are going out on some packrafting adventures somewhere in New Zealand. The Hollyford/Pyke and the Wairaurahiri are so polular that we are doing them on a regular basis.

Have a question?

If you have any questions about packrafting, our expeditions or our training course,
please don’t hesitate to get in touch – we would love to hear from you.