How to contact us
For more information, or to make a
booking, please phone us on (64)
03 443 1246, or send an email.
Which trip option?
Our Half-Day Eco Rafting trip is perfect for most
families and first-time rafters (4 people minimum), while our
Full-Day Eco Rafting trip is for experienced paddlers (6 people
When booking, please tell us:
~ Your names,
(and ages of any children).
~ The date you've chosen.
~ The trip option you've chosen.
Pioneer Rafting is not a commercial rafting operator. We
rafting free of charge to prospective donors to our river
conservation projects, so that they can make an informed
decision. Trips are planned subject to river levels, suitable
weather, and sufficient resources.
We welcome donations in CASH or Bitcoin*.
Simply enquire to arrange a private eco adventure.
is a peer-to-peer medium of exchange. Our amount calculation is based
on the daily Bitstamp price. When a
trade is agreed, you send the Bitcoin to our Public Key address:
When you arrive
Please phone or email us within 24hrs of your raft
trip. We will update you on the weather and river conditions,
and confirm your pick-up location.
What to bring
We recommend wearing light layered clothing with
soft footwear (you can
go barefoot in the raft). Bring some extra warm clothing in a daypack,
with a camera and some sun protection including a hat. We stow your
gear in drybags. If it's hot, be prepared for a
Where we depart
We usually depart from the Wanaka lakefront (from
the parking area
beside the Log Cabin). We can also pick-up from your
accommodation in the Wanaka downtown area. Departures are subject to
river levels, weather, and sufficient donations toward our river conservation projects. We return you to your departure
(64) 03 443
Post Office Box 124,