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A unique and exhilarating wilderness adventure!

The Landsborough Valley is one of New Zealand’s most isolated specially protected areas – untouched, unspoiled, visited by only a privileged few.

On your Landsborough Wilderness Experience you will raft silently down the Landsborough River as it flows from high alpine areas of the Mt Cook National Park to the Haast River in South Westland.

DEPARTS EVERY FRIDAY NOVEMBER – MARCH

Itinerary (sample)

Day 1   
8.30am We’ll start at Cavells Rafting Base in Queenstown where you will meet your guides, pack your gear into dry bags and be sized for your rafting clothing.  Then there’s a spectacular 3 hour drive to Clarke Bluff via Wanaka and Makarora.

Here you’ll board your helicopter for a flight up the scenic Landsborough Valley to our first night’s camp.

Settle in, unpack and explore the magnificent surroundings or relax in this peaceful environment and enjoy a delicious meal prepared for you.

Day 2
Begin with a leisurely breakfast then prepare to leave camp for your rafting adventure. A full safety briefing and information on river protocol will be given before you depart.

Today you have a five hour river trip ranging from action to the sedate, stopping to enjoy a deli-style picnic lunch above Hellfire Rapid then continue down river arriving at Harpers Bluff, our second camp. There will be time to try out a spot of fishing or go for a walk before dinner. After dinner explore the surrounds and maybe even discover a glow worm or two.

Day 3
Another filling breakfast will set you up for the day’s activities. Board your raft and head down river to Purple Creek for lunch and a side hike to explore the waterfalls. After lunch a leisurely float to our take out point at Clarke Bluff.  Approximate arrival in Queenstown 7.00pm.

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