PACKRAFTING NEW ZEALAND

Bringing Packrafting to the world since 2012

Hi all, we are in the process of redoing our website and giving our product range a big update.

For next season we will have 3 main expeditions on the books:

  • Lake Manapouri Expedition ( 3 days – self-guided or optional guide ). This is our beginner expedition

  • The Hollyford / Pyke Expedition will run. The Itinerary will be slightly different and we will likely add a biking portion

  • The Wairaurahiri as our advanced expedition.

  • We will be offering more packrafting beginner and some intermediate courses in the coming season. Those courses will have an online learning component to it. 

  • Packraft Rentals will still be available

Our shop will get some awesome new product additions as we signed up some very cool new brands. We will also have some pricing changes and options.

All bookings are closed at the moment and requests will be handled on a case by case basis. The shop is fully operational but due to covid things will take a lot longer.

 

If you are interested in joining us on one of the expedition or courses please let us know as early as you can, so we know what the demand might look like. 

We are aiming to go live with our new page latest by the start of Oct.

 

Questions?

Packrafts are:

  • Super light, weighing as little as 2.3 kg!
  • Extremely stable, even in whitewater.
  • Small, packing down to the size of one man tent
  • Super robust and hard to damage, but easy to fix
  • Much more comfortable then a normal kayak 
  • Highly addictive (consider yourself warned…)
  • Able to carry heaps of gear, even a bike!

Packrafting, in short, is a mix of kayaking (or rafting) and tramping. They are paddled like a kayak but have the stability of a raft. The boats themselves are super light and fold down to the size of a one man tent. Designed for full-on wilderness expeditions but can be used just about anywhere from oceans to lakes to wild rivers. 

Day trips, multi day trips and / or massive expeditions; hunting, fishing or even a leisurely Sunday float on your nearest lake are all options. All you need to do is “show up and blow up” to start having fun. We are using Alpacka Rafts, the original / first modern packraft from Alaska because, in our eyes they are hands down the best.

Here is a link to the Hollyford Pyke Expedition and its changes and state post floods : 

More info click here

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