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Whitewater Rafting Guide To River Trips

Landsborough River

Location: South Island of New Zealand near Mt. Cook National Park and South Westland

Wilderness multi-day river rafting trips are rare in New Zealand’s South Island. That’s what makes a Landsborough multi-day river trip so special and alluring — three whole days to lose one’s self in the eternal quality of wilderness river travel. The Landsborough draws its headwaters from the high alpine border of Mt. Cook National Park and travels 70 kilometers to its confluence with the Hast River in South Westland.

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Level of Difficulty: Class II-III / Beginner

A Landsborough multi-day river trip is more than just a river rafting trip… it’s a wilderness experience. The trip begins at the foot of glaciers and 10,000-foot mountains. Along the way you pass through ancient beech forests – home to a wide variety of native birds. There is also plenty of time for bushwalking, canyoning and of course… relaxing.

Season: November – March

Landsborough multi-day rafting trips are available November to the end of March. High water levels can be expected during the spring snow melt (November-December) while lower and more consistent flows are prevalent during the summer.