Introduction

Find businesses who can help you enjoy rafting in areas that DOC manages.

Waikato region

Waitomo Caves

Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Ruakuri Cave, Aranui Cave, guided black water rafting.

www.waitomo.com

Activities:  Caving; Rafting

Services:  Facilities; Guided activities and tours

The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company

Guided black water rafting in Ruakuri Caves and Bush Scenic Reserve, Waitomo.

http://www.waitomo.com/black-water-rafting/Pages/default.aspx

Activities:  Rafting

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Bay of Plenty region

Multi-Day Adventures New Zealand

Guided walking, sea kayaking, mountain biking and rafting trips in the North Island.

www.multidayadventures.co.nz

Places:  Lake Tarawera Scenic Reserve; Raukumara Conservation Park; Te Urewera; Tongariro Forest Conservation Area; Tongariro National Park

Activities:  Kayaking and canoeing; Mountain biking; Rafting

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Rotorua Rafting Ltd

Guided walking and whitewater rafting Kaituna River, Okere Falls Scenic Reserve, Rotorua.

www.rotorua-rafting.co.nz

Places:  Okere Falls Scenic Reserve

Activities:  Rafting; Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

River Rats Raft and Kayak

Guided walks, camping, kayaking, white water rafting and sledging.

Places:  Lake Rotoiti and Lake Rotoma Scenic Reserves; Lake Tarawera Scenic Reserve; Okere Falls Scenic Reserve

Activities:  Boating; Camping; Kayaking and canoeing; Rafting; Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours; Outdoor education and instruction

Kaitiaki Adventures

Guided white water rafting and sledging on the Okere River, Rotorua.

www.kaitiaki.co.nz

Places:  Okere Falls Scenic Reserve

Activities:  Rafting

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Hiking New Zealand

Hikes, tours and adventures to suit all people and fitness levels.

www.hikingnewzealand.com

Places:  Ahuriri Conservation Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Arthur's Pass National Park; Banks Peninsula area; Cave Stream Scenic Reserve; Craigieburn Forest Park; Craigieburn Forest Park tramping tracks; Glencoe Walk; Kura Tawhiti Conservation Area; Lake Sumner Forest Park; Mueller Hut Route; Oxford Forest Conservation Area; Ruataniwha Conservation Park; St James Conservation Area; St James Walkway; Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park

Activities:  Boating; Kayaking and canoeing; Mountain biking; Rafting; Skiing and ski touring; Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Rotorua Raft and Sledge Limited (Trading as Kaitiaki Adventures)

Whitewater rafting and sledging in the Kaituna River. Access from Okere Falls Scenic Reserve, Rotorua.

www.kaitiaki.co.nz

Places:  Okere Falls Scenic Reserve

Activities:  Rafting

Services:  Guided activities and tours

East Coast region

Hiking New Zealand

Hikes, tours and adventures to suit all people and fitness levels.

www.hikingnewzealand.com

Places:  Ahuriri Conservation Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Arthur's Pass National Park; Banks Peninsula area; Cave Stream Scenic Reserve; Craigieburn Forest Park; Craigieburn Forest Park tramping tracks; Glencoe Walk; Kura Tawhiti Conservation Area; Lake Sumner Forest Park; Mueller Hut Route; Oxford Forest Conservation Area; Ruataniwha Conservation Park; St James Conservation Area; St James Walkway; Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park

Activities:  Boating; Kayaking and canoeing; Mountain biking; Rafting; Skiing and ski touring; Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Multi-Day Adventures New Zealand

Guided walking, sea kayaking, mountain biking and rafting trips in the North Island.

www.multidayadventures.co.nz

Places:  Lake Tarawera Scenic Reserve; Raukumara Conservation Park; Te Urewera; Tongariro Forest Conservation Area; Tongariro National Park

Activities:  Kayaking and canoeing; Mountain biking; Rafting

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Central North Island region

Multi-Day Adventures New Zealand

Guided walking, sea kayaking, mountain biking and rafting trips in the North Island.

www.multidayadventures.co.nz

Places:  Lake Tarawera Scenic Reserve; Raukumara Conservation Park; Te Urewera; Tongariro Forest Conservation Area; Tongariro National Park

Activities:  Kayaking and canoeing; Mountain biking; Rafting

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Hillary Outdoors

Guided activities as part of outdoor instruction programmes in the Tongariro area and Great Barrier Island.

www.hillaryoutdoors.co.nz

Places:  Tongariro Alpine Crossing; Tongariro Forest Conservation Area; Tongariro National Park

Activities:  Boating; Caving; Climbing; Diving and snorkelling; Kayaking and canoeing; Rafting

Services:  Guided activities and tours; Outdoor education and instruction

Mohaka Rafting

Guided rafting on Mohaka and Ngaruroro Rivers in Kaweka and Kaimanawa Forest Parks.

www.mohakarafting.com

Places:  Kaimanawa Forest Park; Kaweka Forest Park

Activities:  Rafting

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Manawatu/Whanganui region

Canoe Safaris

Guided canoeing/kayaking and rafting on the Whanganui River, Whanganui National Park and Mangapurua Valley Scenic Reserve, the Rangitikei River and on the Mohaka River, Kaweka Forest Park.

www.canoesafaris.co.nz

Places:  Bridge to Nowhere Walk; Kaweka Forest Park; Whanganui Journey; Whanganui National Park

Activities:  Kayaking and canoeing; Rafting

Services:  Transport; Equipment rental; Accommodation; Guided activities and tours

Hawke’s Bay region

Canoe Safaris

Guided canoeing/kayaking and rafting on the Whanganui River, Whanganui National Park and Mangapurua Valley Scenic Reserve, the Rangitikei River and on the Mohaka River, Kaweka Forest Park.

www.canoesafaris.co.nz

Places:  Bridge to Nowhere Walk; Kaweka Forest Park; Whanganui Journey; Whanganui National Park

Activities:  Kayaking and canoeing; Rafting

Services:  Transport; Equipment rental; Accommodation; Guided activities and tours

Multi-Day Adventures New Zealand

Guided walking, sea kayaking, mountain biking and rafting trips in the North Island.

www.multidayadventures.co.nz

Places:  Lake Tarawera Scenic Reserve; Raukumara Conservation Park; Te Urewera; Tongariro Forest Conservation Area; Tongariro National Park

Activities:  Kayaking and canoeing; Mountain biking; Rafting

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Mohaka Rafting

Guided rafting on Mohaka and Ngaruroro Rivers in Kaweka and Kaimanawa Forest Parks.

www.mohakarafting.com

Places:  Kaimanawa Forest Park; Kaweka Forest Park

Activities:  Rafting

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Nelson/Tasman region

Ultimate Descents New Zealand

Guided rafting and kayaking on the Karamea and Mokihinui Rivers in the Nelson, Buller and West Coast regions.

www.rivers.co.nz

Places:  Kahurangi National Park

Activities:  Kayaking and canoeing; Rafting

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Marlborough region

Clarence River Rafting

Half to multi-day guided rafting trips on the Clarence / Waiau Toa River, north of Kaikoura.

www.clarenceriverrafting.co.nz

Places:  Ka Whata Tu o Rakihouia Clarence; Molesworth Recreation Reserve

Activities:  Camping; Rafting

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Hidden Valleys New Zealand

Guided one day and multi-day hiking and river rafting trips in the West Coast, Canterbury, and South Marlborough Areas.

www.hiddenvalleys.co.nz

Activities:  Rafting; Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Eco Rafting Adventures

Day and multi-day river rafting trips in the West Coast and Marlborough regions, including fly fishing, guiding and team building.

www.ecorafting.co.nz

Places:  Ka Whata Tu o Rakihouia Clarence; Molesworth Recreation Reserve

Activities:  Boating; Fishing; Rafting

Services:  Guided activities and tours

West Coast region

Ultimate Descents New Zealand

Guided rafting and kayaking on the Karamea and Mokihinui Rivers in the Nelson, Buller and West Coast regions.

www.rivers.co.nz

Places:  Kahurangi National Park

Activities:  Kayaking and canoeing; Rafting

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Hidden Valleys New Zealand

Guided one day and multi-day hiking and river rafting trips in the West Coast, Canterbury, and South Marlborough Areas.

www.hiddenvalleys.co.nz

Activities:  Rafting; Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

New Zealand Discovery Adventures and The Wild West Adventure Company

Guided half day adventures on the West Coast and multi- day tours around the South Island.

www.fun-nz.com

Places:  Arthur's Pass National Park; Fox Glacier area; Lake Matheson / Te Ara Kairaumati Walk; Lake Sumner Forest Park; Mount Aspiring National Park; Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching; Caving; Four wheel driving; Kayaking and canoeing; Mountain biking; Rafting

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Eco Rafting Adventures

Day and multi-day river rafting trips in the West Coast and Marlborough regions, including fly fishing, guiding and team building.

www.ecorafting.co.nz

Places:  Ka Whata Tu o Rakihouia Clarence; Molesworth Recreation Reserve

Activities:  Boating; Fishing; Rafting

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Inland Adventures

Guided half, one, and two day river rafting trips on the Ahaura River and Grey River.

www.inlandadventures.co.nz

Activities:  Rafting

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Canterbury region

Queenstown Rafting

Guided rafting on the Shotover and Kawarau Rivers, multi-day rafting in the Landsborough area, and guided walks over Brodrick Pass.

www.rafting.co.nz

Places:  Queenstown area; Ruataniwha Conservation Park; Skippers area

Activities:  Rafting

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Hiking New Zealand

Hikes, tours and adventures to suit all people and fitness levels.

www.hikingnewzealand.com

Places:  Ahuriri Conservation Park; Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park; Arthur's Pass National Park; Banks Peninsula area; Cave Stream Scenic Reserve; Craigieburn Forest Park; Craigieburn Forest Park tramping tracks; Glencoe Walk; Kura Tawhiti Conservation Area; Lake Sumner Forest Park; Mueller Hut Route; Oxford Forest Conservation Area; Ruataniwha Conservation Park; St James Conservation Area; St James Walkway; Whirinaki Te Pua-a-Tāne Conservation Park

Activities:  Boating; Kayaking and canoeing; Mountain biking; Rafting; Skiing and ski touring; Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

New Zealand Discovery Adventures and The Wild West Adventure Company

Guided half day adventures on the West Coast and multi- day tours around the South Island.

www.fun-nz.com

Places:  Arthur's Pass National Park; Fox Glacier area; Lake Matheson / Te Ara Kairaumati Walk; Lake Sumner Forest Park; Mount Aspiring National Park; Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching; Caving; Four wheel driving; Kayaking and canoeing; Mountain biking; Rafting

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Hidden Valleys New Zealand

Guided one day and multi-day hiking and river rafting trips in the West Coast, Canterbury, and South Marlborough Areas.

www.hiddenvalleys.co.nz

Activities:  Rafting; Walking and tramping

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Otago region

Family Adventures

Rafting trips for everyone 3+ years on the gentle rapids of the upper Shotover River, Queenstown.

www.familyadventures.co.nz

Places:  Skippers area

Activities:  Rafting

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Wild Earth Adventures

Rafting, jet boating, and outdoor activities and instruction on the Taieri River, Otago.

www.wildearth.co.nz

Places:  Taieri River Track

Activities:  Rafting

Services:  Guided activities and tours; Outdoor education and instruction

Queenstown Rafting

Guided rafting on the Shotover and Kawarau Rivers, multi-day rafting in the Landsborough area, and guided walks over Brodrick Pass.

www.rafting.co.nz

Places:  Queenstown area; Ruataniwha Conservation Park; Skippers area

Activities:  Rafting

Services:  Guided activities and tours

New Zealand Discovery Adventures and The Wild West Adventure Company

Guided half day adventures on the West Coast and multi- day tours around the South Island.

www.fun-nz.com

Places:  Arthur's Pass National Park; Fox Glacier area; Lake Matheson / Te Ara Kairaumati Walk; Lake Sumner Forest Park; Mount Aspiring National Park; Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Activities:  Bird and wildlife watching; Caving; Four wheel driving; Kayaking and canoeing; Mountain biking; Rafting

Services:  Guided activities and tours

Go Orange

Guided rafting trips on Kawarau and Shotover Rivers.

www.goorange.co.nz

Places:  Arrowtown area; Mount Aspiring National Park; Shotover Saddle Route

Activities:  Rafting

Services:  Guided activities and tours

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