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Expedition X - Packrafting New Zealand - Queenstown

| Duke Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Really amazing

Really amazing trip and both our guides Arno and Andy where amazing and friendly a must do for... read more

Reviewed February 20, 2018
Josiah M
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Up the Rees

An epic day hiking up the Rees with Hue and the team, with an even more spectacular and chilled... read more

Reviewed January 31, 2018
Jo F
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Changing the way you see the map.... Whether you want to challenge your boundaries or are solely looking for a relaxing and unique way to see areas of our great wilderness that lay off the beaten track, we can cater for you. Our fun packed packrafting trips are created as an overall outdoors experience. Hike, climb, swim, play, raft or simply float and take in the breathtaking scenery, armed with your own paddle, a packraft and walking boots the opportunities are endless. With these lightweight boats you'll be able to access some of the most remote and undisturbed rivers in the Southern Hemisphere, these hidden gems would usually be unreachable with conventional boats and kayaks alone.
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“rees river” (8 reviews)
“great guide” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Duke Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

Really amazing trip and both our guides Arno and Andy where amazing and friendly a must do for anyone

Thank Josiah M
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Reviewed January 31, 2018

An epic day hiking up the Rees with Hue and the team, with an even more spectacular and chilled paddle down the river. Hue was a superb guide, the epitome of relaxed, yet was obviously very experienced and under control. Hue created an awesome adventure...More

Thank Jo F
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Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Magical day out up the Rees valley. Huw is an amazing guide in all respects. Gear was in excellent condition. If you're looking for a great company to do a trip with, choose one of their trips.

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Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

The scenery is stunning, the hike in was hot in 30°+ today but great to get away from cell phone coverage and cars. A good lunch was provided, then we blew up our packrafts for the paddle out. Our guide Huw was awesome, easy going,...More

Thank Kerry L
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Reviewed January 8, 2018

We spent a magical day packrafting. Huw was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable about the adventure, and a pleasure to talk to about all things New Zealand. The equipment was top notch, the walk along the river was breathtaking, and the actual rafting was lots...More

Thank Lauren R
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Reviewed February 12, 2017

Packrafting with Arno was absolutely the coolest, best activity my friend, Diana and I did in New Zealand. We booked the Queenstown "More of a Thrill" trip and Arno picked us up right from our accommodation in Queenstown bright and early at 7:55 AM, which...More

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Packraftingnz, Owner at Expedition X - Packrafting New Zealand - Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2017

Hey guys - Thanks heaps for the awesome review - but i still want to be more a minion then gru ;-)

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Reviewed February 10, 2017

I cannot say enough good things about our experience with Argo and Packrafting NZ!! The early morning started off with Arno picking us up from our hotel, which was very convenient. Then we gathered the rest of our group and headed out on our adventure....More

Thank Rachel P
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Packraftingnz, Owner at Expedition X - Packrafting New Zealand - Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2017

Thanks for the review Rachel - glad you guys liked it and you are now well and truly refreshed :-)

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Reviewed February 6, 2017

This was an awesome, unreal, and amazing experience. We hiked for about 3 hours through the river valley, in some of the most isolated, yet beautiful places on earth. Then we had lunch at the base of a huge mountain, with waterfalls and glaciers viewable...More

Thank Nick R
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Packraftingnz, Owner at Expedition X - Packrafting New Zealand - Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2017

Glad you guys enjoyed it - and i did not put the socks on facebook ;-)

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Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

An absolutely amazing adventure in the most beautiful and secluded part of the world!! Fantastic and knowledgable guide who is clearly passionate about what he does. Would do again in a heartbeat!

Thank Sean S
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Packraftingnz, Owner at Expedition X - Packrafting New Zealand - Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2017

You know were we are come back anytime !! ;-)

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Reviewed January 22, 2017

I did the one day - "More of a Thrill" trip. Arno was a great guide - really friendly and informative. The day involved hiking to our destination, stopping for lunch and then rafting in their special single rafts back down the river. The scenario...More

Thank Niki A
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Packraftingnz, Owner at Expedition X - Packrafting New Zealand - Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2017

Thanks for the review Nikki

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