Waterfalls, mountains, and wide open valleys – when you go packrafting you’ll see it all. Glenorchy tours are run on the beautiful Rees River and you can choose from either a day trip or overnight trip, or hire your own packraft and do your own thing.

Trips start with walk on a Department of Conservation track, before leaving this beaten path and cruising up the river flats. You’ll carry a hearty picnic lunch to keep you going, to be enjoyed underneath a 175m waterfall – picture perfect! Then you’re off downstream, over a combination of gentle grade-1 rapids and flat, flowing stretches. Plenty of opportunity to snap photos, or just lie back and gaze at glaciated mountains.

Overnight camping trips include a private campsite, situated in a beautiful grassy clearing with views of the night sky, sounds of running water, and absolutely no distractions from the natural environment. You’ll pack in plenty of action, along with a good dose of time to relax and soak up the serenity. Your guide sets everything up while you enjoy the surroundings, including getting dinner and desert ready for you. Depending on the conditions, there might even be a small fire to warm your toes.

Trips run Oct-April. For more information or to book click here

Practical details:

Not suitable if pregnant.

Life jackets are provided and compulsory, wetsuits & neoprene socks, dry bags & dry backpacks, helmets, boats and paddles are all included, as are all meals on the overnight trips and lunch on the day trip.

What you will need:

Sturdy shoes (will get wet)
Appropriate clothes for the day (enough layers/waterproofs if the weather looks wet)
Water bottle
Any personal medication you require
Sense of adventure

Optional extras:
Change of clothes and shoes (your shoes will be wet and probably your pants)
Insect repellent (DEET free please as this will damage the equipment)

Cancellation Policy

Up until 24 hours prior to the booking the customer may change or even totally cancel the booking.

Within 24 hours any modification to the booking is at the absolute discretion of the operator and may incur a fee up to a maximum of 100% of the price paid for the activity or service.

In the event of a no-show without any notification, no reimbursement will be given.