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"To us, trips feel like we're out doing the things we love with a group of good friends and that's exactly how it is at Hidden Valleys."
- Grant South (Southy)

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Perth River

Westcoast Rafting – Grade 4-5

The Perth is not rafted on a daily basis and often rapids must be scouted before going ahead; on occasion walking round is the only option. 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, returning with a new sense of achievement and inspiration.

“Hidden Valleys create fantastic adventures! Over the last few years we have been on annual adventures with Southy and his team, exploring the magnificent rivers of the South Island of New Zealand. The Hidden Valleys’ team have made these trips very special for us, our friends and our clients. Totally professional, safe, great company, good cooks always with a story or two and plenty of campsite laughter to offset the day’s adrenalin. We create a new adventure each year with Hidden Valleys and return from these trips inspired.”

Peter Wardell, Branch Manager, Forsyth Barr Ltd


  • Single day Heli trip: Adults: $950, Children: $820
  • Three day Dennistoun Pass Hike in & Raft out: Adults: $3200
  • Whataroa and Perth: Adults: $1700

General info

  • Ability: This trip is suitable for fitter people with a sense of outdoor adventure. You must be confident in water to safely and comfortably undertake this trip. A minimum age may apply.
  • Accommodation & Getting There: We can arrange all your transport and accommodation requirements.
  • Safety Practices: All trips are subject to weather and river conditions for safety reasons. Plane and helicopter flights are weather dependent and decisions for flying conditions are made on the day. All guides are fully licensed professionals, chosen for their skill, knowledge and experience. The quality of your trip is guaranteed by the small group size and personal service provided by Hidden Valleys.
  • Departure Dates: Season from October to start of April.

Enjoy river rafting trips in New Zealand’s West Coast region with Hidden Valleys.