The Landsborough River multi-day river rafting trip is just that; a two night, three day journey, a wonderfully appealing rafting trip due to the ease of being able to walk any of the major rapids. This classic rafting journey follows the Landsborough River for 70km through the gorges and flats of the remote and mysterious south west of the South Island. From the edge of the Mount Cook National Park to the Haast River, the mountains, beech forests, house-size boulders and alpine-fed crystal waters provide utterly magnificent scenery and an incomparable rafting experience.
The Landsborough is a great combination of breathtaking scenery with numerous exhilarating rapids. It is a truly remote, seldom-rafted river with huge, snow-capped mountains as its backdrop. The rapids vary greatly from insignificant Grade 2 through to Grade 4, which requires good manoeuvring and team work. For the more timid rafter, there is the option to walk around and watch your team mates or family navigate their way through the rapids!
This tour includes a remarkable scenic flight into the headwaters of the river. The flight departure point for the trip is Clark Bluff, Landsborough Station. Clark Bluff is an approximately one hour drive from Makarora, or Haast on the Haast highway. We recommend that the night prior to the trip is spent at either of these delightful destinations.
We start the morning with a flight from Clark Bluff on Landsborough Station and set up camp at the put-in. The remaining of the day is spent relaxing and enjoying the surroundings.
A fantastic day, spending approximately five hours on the river travelling to Harper Bluff camp. We pass through a mixture of gentle rapids and exciting Grade 4 rapids. There is plenty of time for sight-seeing, snacks and lunch stops, with the day ending at a sandy beach with torque blue pools.
A twisty three hours in the morning to absorb the magic of the countryside and enjoy every moment of an unforgettable trip in the wilderness before reaching the take-out point and everything goes back to reality.
A reasonable standard of fitness and confidence in water is required: a minimum age may apply.
We can arrange all your transport and accommodation requirements.
Two Nights – Three days
Adults = $1650
Children = $1350
Broderick Pass = hike-in, raft out $1900 (fully guided), $1,350 (self guided)
Season from October to start of April. Please enquire for more details as depends on the water levels.