Aspiring Packrafter - Wanaka Day Trip Mt Aspiring National Park, New Zealand

Aspiring Packrafter - Wanaka Day Trip

Mt Aspiring National Park, New Zealand

Hiking
Rafting
8 hours
December - March
Easy
Local Partner, Popular

Overview

  • This is the ultimate day trip adventure and the most exciting guided packrafting day trip in NZ.
  • We walk in flanked by the towering peaks of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Mt Aprising National Park.
  • Then after a well earned lunch we ramp thing up a notch and take to the river.
  • The Matukituki rive is still beginner friendly but caters for those looking for a bit more of a challenge.
  • Punctuated by fun and bouncy grade II rapids with idyllic floating sections in between, you'll spend the afternoon flitting between blissed out relaxation and grinning your way down the rapids. 

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About the tour

  • Your day starts in Queenstown where your guide will meet you and drive you over towards Wanaka and the start of our hike. We'll gently make our way up the river towards our lunch spot near the Mt Aspiring Hut. 
  • After lunch your guide will give you a full briefing and teach you all the skills you'll need to successfully take on the rapids...which start almost immediately! Your guide will show you the way but you have the freedom to make your own way downstream, bouncing through the little rapids and grinning at walkers as you pass by. We finish our paddle a few minutes walk from where we parked up. 
  • You're guide will return you to town, tired but satisfied after a rewarding day out in the wild. This is what days off were invented for.

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Difficulty

  • We design our day trips to be as accessible as possible to as many people as possible. We're not crashing through whitewater or hiking up mountains.
  • They are scenic and gentle trips on mostly flat water and short hikes.
  • If, however, you are looking for more of an adventurous trip, we can teach you how to paddle whitewater on our courses.

Age limit

  • Not a strict age limit, but we are constricted by the size of our equipment. The youngest client we've taken is 10 years old, our oldest has been 77 so far.
  • Our packrafts are also single person boats, it is not possible to have two people in our single packrafts.
  • Everyone joining us on trip must be able to physically be in control of their own boat.
  • Additionally all of our guest must be capable of carrying their own backpack which weighs around 7kg full loaded.
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Where will we meet?

We meet centrally in Queenstown, behind the bakery on Duke St.


However we can very easily pick you up at your accommodation if it's easier for you. Just let us know when you book.

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Packing List

What you will need:

Sturdy shoes (will get wet)

Appropriate clothes for the day (enough layers/waterproofs if the weather looks wet)

Swimwear

Water bottle

Towel

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 our equipment)

Suncream

Hat

Camera


What we provide:

Wetsuits & neoprene socks

Dry bags & dry backpacks

Helmets

Boats and paddles

Hearty lunch


If any of the above is going to be difficult for you to provide yourself, please let us know and we can suggest places you can hire gear.

Please note that due to the nature of packrafting and hiking in the New Zealand's beautiful backcountry, you will get wet feet. If you'd prefer to hire boots rather than get your own shoes wet, no problem at all, just let us know.

We'll send you a reminder email before departure.

Find more about the region

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

About the tour

  • Your day starts in Queenstown where your guide will meet you and drive you over towards Wanaka and the start of our hike. We'll gently make our way up the river towards our lunch spot near the Mt Aspiring Hut. 
  • After lunch your guide will give you a full briefing and teach you all the skills you'll need to successfully take on the rapids...which start almost immediately! Your guide will show you the way but you have the freedom to make your own way downstream, bouncing through the little rapids and grinning at walkers as you pass by. We finish our paddle a few minutes walk from where we parked up. 
  • You're guide will return you to town, tired but satisfied after a rewarding day out in the wild. This is what days off were invented for.

Related Photos

For bigger photos, click on the images.

Aspiring Packrafter - Wanaka Day Trip Mt Aspiring National Park, New Zealand #ad8c8b4f-787a-4e3f-b4d3-5011e6b6361e
Aspiring Packrafter - Wanaka Day Trip Mt Aspiring National Park, New Zealand #ad8c8b4f-787a-4e3f-b4d3-5011e6b6361e
Aspiring Packrafter - Wanaka Day Trip Mt Aspiring National Park, New Zealand #ad8c8b4f-787a-4e3f-b4d3-5011e6b6361e
Aspiring Packrafter - Wanaka Day Trip Mt Aspiring National Park, New Zealand #ad8c8b4f-787a-4e3f-b4d3-5011e6b6361e
Aspiring Packrafter - Wanaka Day Trip Mt Aspiring National Park, New Zealand #ad8c8b4f-787a-4e3f-b4d3-5011e6b6361e
Aspiring Packrafter - Wanaka Day Trip Mt Aspiring National Park, New Zealand #ad8c8b4f-787a-4e3f-b4d3-5011e6b6361e
Aspiring Packrafter - Wanaka Day Trip Mt Aspiring National Park, New Zealand #ad8c8b4f-787a-4e3f-b4d3-5011e6b6361e

Difficulty

  • We design our day trips to be as accessible as possible to as many people as possible. We're not crashing through whitewater or hiking up mountains.
  • They are scenic and gentle trips on mostly flat water and short hikes.
  • If, however, you are looking for more of an adventurous trip, we can teach you how to paddle whitewater on our courses.

Age limit

  • Not a strict age limit, but we are constricted by the size of our equipment. The youngest client we've taken is 10 years old, our oldest has been 77 so far.
  • Our packrafts are also single person boats, it is not possible to have two people in our single packrafts.
  • Everyone joining us on trip must be able to physically be in control of their own boat.
  • Additionally all of our guest must be capable of carrying their own backpack which weighs around 7kg full loaded.

Where will we meet?

We meet centrally in Queenstown, behind the bakery on Duke St.


However we can very easily pick you up at your accommodation if it's easier for you. Just let us know when you book.

Aspiring Packrafter - Wanaka Day Trip Mt Aspiring National Park, New Zealand #172f6658-80c2-4900-8da2-de64da688244

Packing List

What you will need:

Sturdy shoes (will get wet)

Appropriate clothes for the day (enough layers/waterproofs if the weather looks wet)

Swimwear

Water bottle

Towel

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 our equipment)

Suncream

Hat

Camera


What we provide:

Wetsuits & neoprene socks

Dry bags & dry backpacks

Helmets

Boats and paddles

Hearty lunch


If any of the above is going to be difficult for you to provide yourself, please let us know and we can suggest places you can hire gear.

Please note that due to the nature of packrafting and hiking in the New Zealand's beautiful backcountry, you will get wet feet. If you'd prefer to hire boots rather than get your own shoes wet, no problem at all, just let us know.

We'll send you a reminder email before departure.

Find more about the region

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Duration

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