A great introduction to rafting and the river environment. A perfect trip for first timers, even the
most hesitant will enjoy this experience. Allow approximately 4 - 5 hours
Experience the bouncy grade 2 water of the lower Clarence / Waiau Toa as we guide you down this
fun section of the river. For the more adventurous, there is a rock jump and places to swim.
We provide professional guides, all the white-water equipment needed. A light refreshment is provided
along the way. You bring your swimming costume, towel, sunscreen and shoes/sandals to get wet and
a thirst for fun and adventure.
Call in on your way to or from the ferry, or we can
pick you up in Kaikoura. Clarence River Rafting
is located on SH1, ½ hour north of Kaikoura,
1 ½ hours south of Blenheim, or 2 hours from
the Cook Strait ferry.
Look for the red sign saying Clarence Rafting.
New for 2012!
Camping 101/overnight raft and camp
This is a fantastic opportunity to introduce kids
to camping with a little bit of rafting on the side.
Trips run from midday to midday.
This trip is on the same section of river as our
half-day trip. We play around on the river and
camp part of the way down, completing the journey to the beach the second day. A little bit of rafting
and a whole lot of fun each day. Lots of time for swimming and jumping.
Set up camp beside the river, cook over a fire, sleep in a tent. We supply all food, camping and rafting
Bring the whole family, a bunch of friends or a whole bunch of families and friends. Get together with
a group of workmates, for team-building to celebrate an occasion with us or just turn up and give it a go.
Let us know what you would like to do - we can work with most plans.
No experience necessary Minimum age is 5 years.
A full safety briefing is given at the river before every trip.
Clarence River Rafting has been running this river for over 10 years with an immaculate safety record. We operate under a Maritime NZ compliance certificate.
Clarence River Rafting is a registered NZ Rafting Association company, and 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.