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Address: 3802 SH 1, Kaikoura 7371, New Zealand
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+64 3-319 6993

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Donald's Birthday Trip

This was an excellent trip, well-organized, great food, great views, fun rafting and altogether a wonderful experience. The three guides were very knowledgeable, organized and... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Blenheim, New Zealand
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Blenheim, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This was an excellent trip, well-organized, great food, great views, fun rafting and altogether a wonderful experience. The three guides were very knowledgeable, organized and made the trip great. Even baked a cake with candles for the birthday boy. Highly recommended experience.

Thank donaldandshirley
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

We booked a rafting trip at the last minute for early January 2017. Nine in our party, five adults, four teenagers. Joined another couple from Auckland. Four nights, five days, extremes of weather (but that's NZ for ya). We camped in a different beautiful spot each night. The guides were amazing - attentive when needed - completely chilled when not.... More 

1 Thank Helen W
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful adventurous trip recently with Clarence River rafting , a very organised friendly group of 3 guides looked after us for the whole trip . We were treated with a range of great NZ cuisine beautifully prepared and cooked by our guides including crayfish paua & whitebait , all done on camp fire. Great NZ wines .... More 

Thank Toot61
1 review
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

I have just had the privilege of 5 fun filled days rafting and 4 decadent nights camping on this fascinating geological gem of a river with this brilliant, competent & knowledgeable team of guides and outdoor enthusiasts. The upcoming season has all the hallmarks of being fan-dabbie-fricken-dozie! If you are solo at the start of the trip, you'll know some... More 

1 Thank WigsW
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

We spent the morning rafting after a sea kayaking trip was cancelled last minute. Our guide Clifton was fantastic - incredibly nice, knowledgable, and fantastic with our 10 year old son. It was a great way to spend the morning. July is not the busy season for rafting in this area and they were very open about what type of... More 

1 Thank Ruthjf
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2016

Myself and 3 friends signed up to the Clarence River Rafting tour for a 3 day trip in late summer. Even though we live locally the vista of the Kaikoura seaward mountain ranges and the gorge were absolutely captivating and breathtaking. There was a great balance of rapids, paddling, hopping in for a swim and just plain relaxing looking around... More 

1 Thank Laurawhalesshark
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 16 January 2016

This has to rate as one of the most amazing experiences, up there with travelling through Africa and visiting the egyptian tombs....wonderful on so many fronts not at least the rafting but camping with open fires and the food was outstanding considering everything was done on open fire (nothing like eating food from an open fire). But an awesome thing... More 

1 Thank Julie D
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 22 April 2015

For a first time rafting, this was an incredible experience. Our guides were very friendly and helpful. Despite the cold weather that surfaced towards the end of the tour, the overall experience was great value for money and a perfect activity for Singles, couples and families alike. 5 Star rating for sure.

1 Thank MattSlab
Vienna, Austria
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 21 March 2015

Clinton,Gretchen,Angus gave us a trip that will be remembered forever.. The Clarence River combines an easy six day rafting trip with awesome scenery.Their knowledge ,enthusiasm and cooking ability made this one of the best trips I have ever taken.If you are thinking about doing it ,I say book it now.You are in for a treat..NZ scenery and people at their... More 

1 Thank 107Bob
Westcott, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 February 2015

We decided to do the river rafting as the weather turned bad and we didn't fancy going out on the sea looking for Dolphins to swim with, and we were glad we did. We figured that we would get wet anyway so why not have some fun. The first comedy moment was trying to get into the wetsuits that seem... More 

1 Thank Mark A

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