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Expedition X - Packrafting New Zealand - Queenstown

| Duke Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Best Water Adventure in Queenstown

Had an excellent day out on the Rees river valley with Expedition X. The experience is unparalleled... read more

Reviewed December 16, 2015
GranadaJack
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Queenstown, New Zealand
It was simply AWESOME!!!

Probably the best water activity I have done in Queenstown in years! Arno was a super awesome guide... read more

Reviewed December 15, 2015
nowakiwi
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Queenstown
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Duke Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 December 2015

Had an excellent day out on the Rees river valley with Expedition X. The experience is unparalleled to anything else offered in Queenstown. I definitely recommend the experience for any adventure seeker looking to get away from crowds and the noise of jet boats and...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2015

Probably the best water activity I have done in Queenstown in years! Arno was a super awesome guide and it definitely shows that he loved what he does. Our group had such a great time despite of the mix weather because in the end it...More

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Reviewed 12 December 2015

Seriously amazing trip! Besides two hikers, had the whole Rees Valley to our selves! I have done a lot of the activities in town and this has been one of the greatest! Pack rafting is really fun and the hike was beautiful too! Huw was...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

Spent a lovely day out in the remote areas. Great drive up to glenorchy to start with then enjoyed beautiful scenery on the walk up the Rees Valley, with snowy peaks and a blue river. Started out with some training in a small, stunningly beautiful...More

2  Thank Rohan A
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Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

I thought I had done all there was to do in Queenstown until I did Packrafting with Expedition X. HOLY MOLY...!! It is a whole new level of adrenalin!! The team are personable, professional and friendly and the action is incredible, I can't wait to...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2015

Best trip in Queenstown. An NZ must do. Go and explore mountains, canyons, rivers and get stuck into the great outdoors before sleeping under a starry sky after laughs around the camp fire. A once in a lifetime, never forget experience.

1  Thank Charlie V
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Reviewed 30 October 2015

Expedition X is a fantastic, people-focussed company! A friend and I wanted to try packrafting but were nervous about doing the all day trip. The gentle float trip was not scheduled for the time we would be there. However when asked, Arno responded immediately and...More

1  Thank Rastacat5
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Packraftingnz, Owner at Expedition X - Packrafting New Zealand - Queenstown, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2015

Hey guys Thanks for the brilliant review..hope you had an awesome time in Te Anau and Millfort Sound and we look forward having you again and next time on one of our day trips or maybe multi day trips ;-)

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Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

Hugh was fantastic and provided a fun-filled adventure. I found that the trip was enjoyable, however it was really the guide that made it worthwhile, 5 stars for Hugh. Overall this journey is extremely scenic and a great time for a day out between mountains....More

1  Thank Phillip B
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Reviewed 26 September 2015

Excellent days adventure for beginner and experienced alike. Arno and Huw were great guides who kept the day interesting with stories, tips, instruction and local history. First time in a pack raft and had no problems navigating the river. Very stable and manovorable . The...More

1  Thank Jaja B
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Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

excellent day out. the equipment was 1st class. 10 km hike beside the Rees River beautiful glacial vistas along the way, quick lunch then inflate your own personal kyak. the guide is 1st class ex navySAS keeps the group together the paddle back down the...More

Thank Jack C
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