Waiau Drift

Paddle downstream in your own packraft - nice and relaxed with a little adrenaline burst through the rapids


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Packrafting the Waiau River!

The rapids are big enough to give a nice burst of adrenaline without being something extremely difficult that requires insane experience.

All you have to do is to be prepared for lots of fun, enjoy adventurous activities and have some basic swimming skills – as we might go for swim!


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Physical address

Waiau Drift, 15 -17 Shotover Street, Central Queenstown, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Opening times

Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
180km to Queenstown Airport
Proximity to town:
In the middle of Te Anau

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $179.00
Age restriction:
Further pricing information:
must be able to swim

Language support

  Written Spoken
German YES YES

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