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Landsborough Wilderness Experience

Imagine visiting one of New Zealand’s most remote areas, untouched, unspoiled and visited by only a privileged few. Landsborough Rafting will take you into the heart of our spectacular mountain wilderness.

Paddling and camping your way down the magnificent Landsborough Valley, you will glide past 2,500 m mountains, hanging glaciers & through dense rainforests. A perfect mix of tranquility & pure adventure.

The Landsborough River is unique, running 60 km parallel to New Zealand’s Southern Alps before meeting the sea at Haast in South Westland – a World Heritage Area. Its upper reaches are protected wilderness and provide spectacular glaciers, bush, river and mountain scenery.

Landsborough Rafting Activity Options

Landsborough Wilderness Experience:

The river trip begins in the very heart of this wilderness country. Your small group will glide past glaciers, 2,500 m mountains and dense rainforests. As you camp and paddle your way down the Landsborough River, you will have plenty of time to experience outdoor activities such as bush walking, hiking, and canyoning through beech forests – the habitat of a variety of native birds.

All you require is a sense of adventure and love of the great outdoors, to explore the splendour of this remote mountain valley in the Southern Alps of New Zealand – a love of fantastic cuisine doesn’t go astray either. This is a trip not to be missed when visiting New Zealand!

Other information on Landsborough Rafting


Mid-November through March:

  • Departs: Fridays 8.30 am
  • Returns: Sunday Evening


  • 3 days / 2 nights

Trip package includes:

  • Transfers from Queenstown downtown to rafting base
  • All rafting equipment, clothing and transport (including wetsuit, wetsuit jacket, spray jacket, paddle, helmet, wetsuit booties and a life jacket)
  • Transfer to Burkes Flat via Makarora
  • Scenic flight by either fixed wing or helicopter to Landsborough ‘put-in’
  • Camping equipment (including large tents – room to stand in)
  • Three course meals and beverages (beer and wine included)
  • Opportunity to go walking and exploring
  • Experienced guides and safety kayaker
  • Extensive safety briefing
  • Wilderness rafting on the Landsborough River
  • Transfer/return travel to Queenstown downtown

What you’ll need:

  • Swimsuit and Towel
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Personal Clothing and toiletries (gear list available)
  • Sense of Adventure

The Landsborough Wilderness Experience is open to people of average fitness. Although unlikely, it is possible for you to end up in the water so reasonable aquatic ability is required.

This trip is operated by Queenstown Rafting – one of New Zealand’s most respected rafting and adventure activity companies. We have invested heavily in equipment and training. We are the only rafting operator to be recognised for our commitment to quality by winning a prestigious New Zealand Tourism Award.


Pick up Go Orange Queenstown Rafting Shop, 35 Shotover Street, Queenstown or Makaroroa and Haast by prior arrangement.

Book Landsborough Rafting

You can book the Landsborough Wilderness Experience separately or as part of one of our New Zealand holiday packages. We bundle activitiesaccommodation, and transportation together for convenient, affordable New Zealand holidays.

Popular New Zealand holiday packages with a stay in Queenstown include:

Contact New Zealand Travel Organiser today to plan your Queenstown activities.

Tour Prices

* All pricing is in New Zealand Dollars

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