Clarence River Rafting specialises in multi-day wilderness journeys on the Clarence / Waiau Toa
River. This active holiday showcases New Zealandís 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.
We offer a variety of other trips. If you have never tried rafting before, our half-day trip is a great introduction.
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 Zealandís 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
Ideal for all ages, no experience necessary.
Come rafting with us and experience
this special valley!
- 5 or 6 day wilderness river adventures, fully
catered, all equipment supplied, professionally
guided trips for group bookings. As seen on
the recent Rivers TV series.
- Half-day rafting trip on the Lower Clarence -
a perfect introduction to the fun activity of
- 1, 2 or 3 day heli-rafting - fly in and raft out
to the coast.
- Outfitting / raft and equipment rentals.
- Overnight raft and camping trips.
- Vehicle shuttles to and from the start of the
journey in Molesworth.
- Training days to assess or upgrade your
skills in a raft and on the river.
We have been running the Clarence/Waiau-toa for over 10 years with an immaculate safety record.
Clarence River Rafting operates under a Maritime NZ compliance certificate.
Clarence River Rafting is a member of the NZ Rafting Association, a DOC concession holder and
holds a transport operators licence.
All our guides are professionally qualified. Our senior guides are very experienced on the Clarence
/ Waiau Toa with a good knowledge of local and natural history.