Clarence River Rafting specialises in multi-day wilderness journeys on the Clarence / Waiau Toa River. This active holiday showcases New Zealand’s superb alpine scenery unique to this remote valley. We serve delicious local food and wine and provide all safety and camping equipment as well as experienced and knowledgeable guides. The trip length varies from seven to two days/nights.
We offer a number of trips varying in length and price. If you have never tried rafting before, our half-day trip is a great introduction or we have an overnight raft and camping experience on this same section of the river. If you already have some relevant river experience, we can outfit you with everything you need to do your own trip on the river.
We operate a shuttle service to enable you to get your vehicles to and from the put-in in Molesworth back to our base at the end of the journey. We are the only rafting company based in the small settlement of Clarence, which is 40 minutes north of Kaikoura on the East Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Look for the red sign on SH1 just north of Clarence Bridge. Call in and see us – we are passionate about the river and would love to show you around.