Canterbury Companies


Southern White Water offers you the chance to experience classic NZ back-country & wilderness tours encompassing some of the best of the South Islands scenery and giving you an access pass to NZ’s most natural & most unspoiled scenic vistas.

We offer white water rafting day trips and multi day rafting trips.

Raft hunting & fishing trips on 8 different rivers through-out the South Island targeting species such as Red deer, Chamois, Himalayan Tahr, Rainbow and brown trout, Salmon and more.

We operate on the Mokihinui, Waiau, Waiatoto, Landsborough, Upper Grey, Taipo, Hurunui and Wanganui rivers. Trips range from 3 hours to 7 days. enquire at southernwhitewater.com or 0800RAFTNZ (723869)


For those looking for a rafting expedition with that real wilderness feel but without too much hairy-scary stuff, the Clarence is your river. Winding its way between the Inland and Seaward Kaikoura ranges, the Clarence begins near Hanmer Springs and ends at the Clarence Bridge north of Kaikoura. A real mountains to the sea trip. The river trip is over 200kms long and takes five days.

Your hosts, Adventure Specialties Trust have been operating for over 25 years and offer the Clarence trip at set times during the year. We are also able to organise a personal group trip for 5 or more clients. We are a Maritime New Zealand approved white water rafting operator.

Adventure Specialists Trust
Visit the Adventure Specialties Trust WebsiteAdventure Specialties Trust
PO Box 7354, Sydenham
Christchurch 8240
Phone: 03 379 9130
Email: chch@adventurespecialties.co.nz
Website: www.adventurespecialties.co.nz


We are in the business of Fun, Adventure, Learning and Development. We deliver sophisticated, meaningful and fun ‘solutions’ for conference activities, teambuilding and incentives.

Take in some of the most stunning scenery in the Country during a guided inflatable Kayaking Adventure at the Rakaia Gorge or Waimakariri Gorge. No prior experience is necessary- Full On will provide everyone with wetsuits, lifejackets, spray jackets, helmets and booties and teach you how to paddle the two person kayaks. - Fast becoming our most popular group activity

Ph: (+64) 21 280 2796
Email: joel@fullon.co.nz

Full on Adventures


New Zealand's premium provider of multi day river journeys and heli access adventure rafting invites you to join us on an exploration of the magnificent rivers of the South Island. Whether you want a relaxing,  rewarding exploration for your family or to run some of the West Coasts most remote full on grade 5 rivers accessible only by helicopter - Hidden Valleys is the first choice. Grant (Southy) South owner operator of Hidden Valleys raft guide of over 16  years has been operating Hidden Valleys for 8 years. Southy says the  secret to their success is that Hidden Valleys feel like they are sharing  adventures with friends.
Visit Hidden Valleys NZ Ltd
Multi Day Journeys  - A Range of options on the Clarence, Grey, Waiau,
Landsborough and Waiatoto rivers. Includes walk/raft combos for a bit of extra
adventure for those that want to tramp to the start of the river experience.

West Coast Heli Rafting - Perth and Whataroa rivers

for more info www.hiddenvalleys.co.nz

Peel Forest Outdoor Pursuits Centre

Peel Forest Outdoor Pursuits Centre is run by a Charitable Trust organising and running educational, youth and special needs groups in river related water safety programmes and training as well as Eco Education from our Eco Lodge set in 50 acres of unique indigenous podocarp forest. We offer rafting trips on the Lower Rangitata River, Pukaki River Release trips and multi day trips on the Grey and Clarence Rivers. We also cater for school camps, family and corporate groups wishing to experience the outdoors, with activities including kayaking, ropes course, abseiling, tramping, rafting and team building, in fact, we will endeavour to cater to all needs. We are committed to enhancing the life skills of all.
Visit Peel Forest OPC
Peel Forest

Ph:   03 696 3832
Fax:   03 696 3800
Email:  director@peelforestoutdoors.org.nz
Website:  peelforestoutdoors.org.nz 


We can guarantee you a thrilling rafting trip as the Rangitata maintains its grade 5 level at all water levels few others do. Rangitata rafts offers one day trips from Christchurch. Our rafting lodge is located 13 kilometers from Peel Forest Village on an historic high country station.

One scheduled trip per day means that we can create the friendly, relaxed atmosphere we are renowned for. Return transport ex Christchurch is optional. Everybody then gathers at our rafting lodge for lunch followed by 3 hours of fun and exciting rafting. Hot showers and a social BBQ complete the day.

Visit Rangitata RaftsBack packer styled accommodation is available at our lodge,
campervans and tents are welcome.

Bookings 0800-251-251

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