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Superb adventure

We had the best rafting trip, four adults, one teen and 8 year old - each of us loved it! Stunning... read more

Reviewed January 14, 2018
Catriona H
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Greater Hobart, Australia
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Excellent informative trip

We went as a family of 6, our kids are aged 10,11,13. All have really enjoyed a beautiful ride... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2017
Naila B
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Pioneer Rafting operates private, non-commercial eco rafting adventures for river conservation donors. Our mission is to conserve and regenerate the river environment, by offering eco rafting adventures free of charge to donors on a strictly...more
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Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

We had the best rafting trip, four adults, one teen and 8 year old - each of us loved it! Stunning scenery and such a peaceful way to travel down a river, I felt like an early settler! Our guide (and owner) is awesome and...More

1  Thank Catriona H
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

We went as a family of 6, our kids are aged 10,11,13. All have really enjoyed a beautiful ride along the river with crystal clear water, rafting was just right (not too rough) for a boat with children on board. Our guide , Finn -was...More

Thank Naila B
Reviewed February 20, 2017

Absolutely sensational day...... We are a family of 5 (kids aged 10,8,6). Finn pitched the trip perfectly at the kids ages. His knowledge of the river is extraordinary. The rapids are not true wild white-water rapids. If that's what you are after, do another trip....More

1  Thank jonathan g
Reviewed January 29, 2017

I first did this trip with Finn (Lewis) over twenty years ago, & this was my fourth time (..they may get more frequent, now I live in NZ rather than U.K.!) Wanaka is my favourite place in the world, & this is pretty much my...More

1  Thank Shimoda63
Reviewed January 10, 2017

We spent the afternoon rafting with Pioneer Rafting on a 3 hour journey down the Clutha River. Our guide, Finn, was excellent and an interesting person. He seemed completely connected to the River. Apparently, he is he a champion of conserving the river. He has...More

Thank BH136
Reviewed December 16, 2016

We really enjoyed this experience, specially our 8 year old daughter loved it so much. Finn stopped the raft to take pictures, shared some insightful information while rafting. Loved the 'tea tree' experience. Highly recommended to families with kids.

Thank Asanka G
Reviewed April 4, 2016

There were four of us on the trip just our family minus dad and it was a brilliant experience. Finn had an answer to every question we asked and shared with us the various hidden secrets of the New Zealand bush. The rafting itself was...More

Thank Daniel E
Reviewed March 29, 2016

There were three of us, two adults and an 11 year old boy, and we all had a wonderful afternoon with Finn on the river. Not only was there exciting whitewater rafting, but also anecdotes, and history, geography and environmental discussions, always fascinating, instructive and...More

Thank papouBath
Reviewed March 25, 2016

Finn was excellent. He was extremely informative, was great with my children (8 years old) and made for a fun, safe day. We did the half day trip since my kids were so young, and the rapids were more mellow. Expect more of a scenic,...More

Thank ColoradoMatteo
Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

Finn is so much more than a "rafting guide", he is an extraordinary person with so many interesting stories to share that you wished you had booked the 3 day trip. We were absolutely hypnotized by the beauty of the river and hope to return.

Thank Shopikon
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