New Zealand's 7 Straight Rivers; Rafting or Kayaking Custom Arranged


New Zealand's 7 Straight Rivers; Rafting or Kayaking Custom Arranged



> 1 year ago


14 - 17 Days


November - February Custom Dates Available


USD 4,500.00 per person


Dec 31, 2017
New Zealand's 7 Straight Rivers;  Rafting or Kayaking Custom Arranged
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Tongoriro, Mohaka, Motu, Rangitikei, Gowan, Upper Buller, Matakitaki, Grey, Shotover, Kawarau and Rangitata Rivers...

Nestled deep in the South Pacific, New Zealand offers the visitor a sparkling, clean environment and a freedom loving, friendly people who will make you feel welcome on your travels. New Zealand is a small country with an even smaller population (3.1 million) but offers an outdoor paradise for white water rafting and kayaking rivaling none. With space to relax, stretch out on deserted beaches and soak in magnificent scenery beneath brilliant, blue skies, New Zealand can’t be topped. From the majestic fiords and Alps on the South Island to the native forests and white sandy bays of the North Island, this is both a land of awesome beauty and of contrasts.

Come and see New Zealand the best way — with the personable and experienced guides of Dvorak Expeditions and our associates.

We offer both white water rafting and kayaking expeditions on seven to eleven New Zealand rivers.

One river flows out of mountains so remote that few have walked there and fewer still have paddled – One twists and rages through a stretch of the most awesome whitewater in the country at a place known as “The Chinese dogleg.” – Another blasts through an historic mining tunnel, exploding into a Class IV rapid as it comes back to daylight. The rivers of New Zealand, are full of enough whitewater and scenery to fill a lifetime.

Custom Trip, Minimum 6 people


Minimum 6 people. Contact Bill Dvorak's for rates and further information. Custom dates available.

*Price adjusted per group size. Costs: Complete terms & conditions will be forwarded on request. Foreign trips are calculated using foreign exchange rates and are adjusted accordingly. Trip dates are available with options by special arrangements. Costs subject to change.


Tongariro River, North Island, New Zealand


  • All Meals
  • All Accommodations (Mostly Camping) On and Off River
  • Ground and Sea Transportation Between Rivers and Islands
  • All Communal Camping Equipment
  • Expedition T-Shirt


Qualifications...Rafting: Class II-IV rafting experience with emphasis on paddle rafting. Very few oared boats are run in New Zealand at this time. Kayaking: Minimum of 200 miles of Class II and 100 miles of Class IV paddling with dependable river roll. These rivers are found to be technical and rated lower than US ratings (for example, a Kiwi Class IV is a US Class V). Rentals: A number of items such as kayaks, paddles, sleeping bags,tents etc., are available for rent in New Zealand. A rental request form will be enclosed with your information package.

Documentation Requirements: Your passport must be valid for least six months from the date of entry into New Zealand. A US or Canadian citizen does not require visa for New Zealand for a stay of 30 days or less.

Arrival in New Zealand: Dvorak Expeditions will make individual arrangements to meet you at the Auckland International Airport upon arrival or at your chosen accommodations.

Responsibility: Dvorak Expeditions will assume no responsibility for injury to trip members, damage or loss of belongings, or for time or expense incurred. They require you to READ and SIGN a liability release form prior to your trip. Please fill out the health questionnaire. Because of the risk associated with river trips, including possible personal injury, property loss and financial loss in the event of cancellation, Dvorak's strongly urges all trip participants to obtain vacation insurance, applications for which are available through their office on request.

Trips made at the last minute are subject to itinerary changes and unknown risks. Dvorak's will make every effort to assure your trip goes as scheduled, but will not take responsibility beyond reasonable means and understanding that you are in a foreign land, under another jurisdiction. Cancellation insurance on your expedition is strongly advised as Dvorak Expeditions is not liable for losses due to cancellation or termination at any time during your tour.

Performance: It is sometimes necessary to cancel or modify a trip because of unusual circumstances. Dvorak Expeditions reserves the right to cancel or modify any trip due to weather or water conditions or other circumstances beyond their control. In such cases, they cannot be responsible for paying expenses other than refunding all or part of the fees paid to Dvorak Expeditions. The determination of refunds (if any) will be made after reviewing trip details. Guides and other on-river personnel employed by Dvorak Expeditions are not authorized to make or promise trip refunds or trip credits. Such determinations can only be made by company officers. Dvorak Expeditions recommends that trip participants obtain vacation insurance in order to protect themselves from losses resulting from cancellations.

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