Hidden Valleys Rafting - Christchurch
Are you a business owner in Christchurch?
Promote your business 365 days a year with the #1 Guide to Christchurch.
- Gain MAXIMUM EXPOSURE with a 'Dedicated Business Profile'
Directions to Hidden Valleys Rafting
Rafting adventure specialists offering rides for varying abilities. Situated in the Southern Alps, covering some of the wildest wilderness in the country. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Hidden Valleys Rafting can offer rafters anything from a scenic, leisurely paddle through some stunning and serene mountain gorges, to really wet and wild rafting through grade 3 and 4 rapids. They'll take you off the tourist track and show you the real New Zealand of strikingly beautiful bluffs and gullies, breathtaking mountains and no sign of civilisation for miles - except you, of course.
If you're after just a half or full day trip, try one of the three different trips on offer. The gentle Waimakariri River Rafting Trip takes you through some of the most unspoilt scenery of the South Island, up by Arthur's Pass, meandering down through hidden gorges and some magical gullies. This is ideal for families, or first-time rafters, and no need to worry about wild currents or unpredictable weather.
If you've already had some rafting experience and just want to brush up your skills, or you have children who are confident on the water, try the Rangitata River Rafting Trip, near the Peel Forest Camp Ground. Although it's a gentle ride, you still get to encounter some boulder action and some playful rapids, and you can start and finish the trip at a number of locations along the route, just ask when booking for which stop-off point is closer for you.
More active rafters, however, will want to head straight for the Rakaia River Rafting Trip. The rapids are grade 2, so still accessible for relative beginners, but there's more pace here, not least because you'll be arriving at your starting point by a very fast jet boat, a thrill in itself, and from where you'll then paddle back down to the bridge at your leisure.
Hidden Valleys also conducts Heli-Rafting Trips, with a helicopter transporting you into some of the region's most hard-to-reach places, which is why the company is so well-named. Once you're 'dropped' into these secret and magical valleys, it's up to you and your guide to get back down the river to the land of the living, but these are trips you will never forget.
There are also Multi-Day Rafting Trips available, for all abilities. 2-5 day tours cover the whole gamut of white water requirements, from the gentle Waimakariri River 2-day jaunt, through to the 3-day Waiau River trip for intermediate rafters, and the thrills and spills of the 3-day Landsborough River tour, full of challenging grade 3 and 4 rapids.
Also available from Hidden Valleys are guided walking tours up through the mountains of the Southern Alps and this beautiful back country, together with Tailored Adventure Tours, where you run the show and decide which activities to try and in which areas, it's all up to you!
03 696 3560
You may also like
Whale Watch KaikouraKaikoura, Christchurch
Award-winning whale tourism company in Kaikōura with 30 years’ experience, offering comprehensive marine excursions all year round. Visitors will be taken out in a modern catamaran, in search of not just whales, but many of the dozens of amazing creatures which inhabit these waters.
Kaikoura is world renowned for its whale watching – it also boasts some of the most spectacular scenery New Zealand has to offer. Helping you experience this is Kaikoura Helicopters, the most experienced aerial whale watching company in the world.
Canterbury MuseumChristchurch City, Christchurch
Canterbury Museum and its collections have been enjoyed by visitors from across the world for over 130 years.............
Ballooning CanterburyCanterbury, Christchurch
Ballooning Canterbury operate three balloons all from the Cameron balloon factory in Bristol England. They carry the latest technology in fabric, burners and basket design. They are well maintain by an experienced and qualified engineer. Both pilots are also trained in pilot maintenance from the Cameron factory.
Tekapo SpringsLake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo
The ultimate day out, with something for everyone, this is one of New Zealand’s premier family attractions, with numerous activities designed for recreation & relaxation.
Garden City HelicoptersChristchurch City, Christchurch
Garden City Helicopters has been flying sightseers around the South Island for over 30 years. Their state of the art fleet offers guests comfort, speed and mouthwatering panoramas of some of the most beautiful landscape on the planet.
The TranzAlpineChristchurch City,
Experience the South Island’s striking natural landscape with a train journey between Christchurch and Greymouth. Along this journey you’ll see epic vistas, travel the edges of the ice-fed Waimakariri River, traverse the Southern Alps, and see miles of native beech forest.
Marine Reserve Sea KayakingAkaroa, Christchurch
Sea kayaking around Flea Bay, Akaroa, either in the open sea or sheltered bay. Get up close with seals, dolphins and penguins in the sheltered bay, and marvel at the maj...
Wildside Scenic Nature SafarisAkaroa, Christchurch
Awe-inspiring scenic nature safaris out onto the Wild side of Banks Peninsula. See the Peninsula's turbulent volcanic past from inside the ancient crater to the wild time...
Evening Penguin ToursAkaroa, Christchurch
Pohatu Penguins is run by the land owners Francis and Shireen Helps, who have been working in penguin protection for over 30 years. Pohatu Penguin colony is the last remaining hill colony of any Little penguin. The undisturbed areas of the colony have penguin behaviour patterns that are not seen elsewhere. Only guided parties are allowed into these unspoilt areas