Pioneer Rafting

Pioneer Rafting operates unique eco rafting adventures combining ecology and easy white-water, suitable for most ages. The season is Sept-April.

$175.00 - $245.00
$95.00 - $135.00

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We operate unique eco rafting adventures on New Zealand's largest river ~ the Clutha Mata-Au.

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Our rafting trips combine a nature experience with easy whitewater ideal for first-timers and families. We navigate the upper reaches of the Clutha Mata-Au, flowing swiftly from Lake Wanaka into the semi-desert landscape of Central Otago.

Along the way, we encounter peaceful river sections, birdlife, and exciting but easy Grade 2-3 whitewater rapids that everyone can enjoy.

Every trip includes time to relax on the riverbank, where we 'boil the billy' to make Tea-Tree tea (picked fresh), pan for fine alluvial gold, or fossick for gold among the quartz terraces.


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Physical address

Pioneer Rafting, Lakefront Information Centre, Wanaka, Lake Wanaka, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
8.30am-7pm, 7 days (1 September - 31 March)
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $175.00 - $245.00
(15 year(s) and under)
$95.00 - $135.00
Further pricing information:
Group and Family Discounts available on request.

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