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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 minimum).


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 offer eco 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.

*Bitcoin 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 swim!

Where we depart

We usually depart from the Wanaka lakefront, meeting in 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 resources. We return you to your departure point.



(64) 03 443 1246

Mailing Address:

Lewis "Finn"
[Pioneer Rafting,
Post Office Box 124,
Wanaka 9343

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Lake Wanaka 9343, Otago, New Zealand