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Rivers we raft

The Hidden Valleys team has a passion for combining unlimited adventure with breathtaking scenery and Kiwiana culture. All this adds up to the best quality outdoor experiences New Zealand has to offer.


Clarence River Rafting

Clarence River Rafting

The Clarence Rafting Trip is a journey from the mountains to the sea, following nature’s own highway, the Clarence River.

Clarence River Rafting


Grey River Rafting

Grey River Rafting

This is an unbelievably picturesque trip, with enough Grade 3 rapids to keep things interesting when you’re not engrossed in the spectacular scenery.

Grey River Rafting


Landsborough River Rafting

Landsborough River Rafting

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.

Landsborough River Rafting


Waiatoto River Rafting

Waiatoto River Rafting

Waiatoto River rafting trip is something very few people get to do and certainly one of the best ways to truly soak up the unspoiled magic and untouched world of this valley.

Waiatoto River Rafting


Waiau River Rafting

Waiau River Rafting

The Waiau offers something for everyone. With a surprise around every corner, the river provides a great trip for an outdoors oriented family or a group of friends or workmates.

Waiau River Rafting


Waimakariri River Rafting

Waimakariri River Rafting

Well suited to groups of all ages who want to experience the river at a more leisurely pace. The Waimakariri is one of the larger braided rivers in New Zealand.

Waimakariri River Rafting


Perth River Rafting

Perth River Rafting

The Perth is a Grade 5 river with longer, white water rapids and two jagged gorges which we pass through. The river has a lot of character, the uniqueness of this trip definitely means you need to be up for a challenge.

Perth River Rafting


Taipo River Rafting

Taipo River Rafting

The Taipo River is listed in Graham Charles’ New Zealand White Water book as being ‘one of the best in the country … stunning for scenery, good central location, excellent white water, a good length and a must do’.

Taipo River Rafting


Rakaia River Rafting

Rakaia Jet boat & River Rafting

One of the most appealing aspects of the Rakaia River trip is the scenic float, which makes the trip suitable for everyone. This is not a white water trip as such, but a fabulous opportunity to share nature’s best with friends and family.

Rakaia River Rafting


Rangitata River Rafting

Rangitata River Rafting

The beautiful Rangitata River has much to offer, from exhilarating adventure to a more gentle scenic float down the river.

Rangitata River Rafting


A Map of the Rivers Hidden Valleys Raft in the South Island of New Zealand

Rivers we raft map