PACKRAFT RENTALS & DEMOS
All equipment hired from us must be returned in good condition. Some wear and tear due to careful use is accepted.
We have two options:
Not insured. You pay for the repair out of your deposit. We get our repairs done by a professional, who is both skilled and reasonably priced.
Insured. We have an insurance available (optional), which we will quote you at time of booking.
If you plan to paddle across a lake it will be cheaper than if you’re planning a hard alpine river.
Our breakdown 4 piece lightweight paddles are the extra length needed for comfortable paddling
Buoyancy aids chosen for light weight and simplicity
Helmets – light but strong
Dry bags – to fit inside the packraft!
Bow bag – the handiest place to stow your lunch, sun cream and a jacket or hat.
Most photos and videos of packrafts show people carrying a pack on the bow of the boat. We know from experience that keeping your centre of gravity low is best for stability, visibility and reducing the effect of wind. You can stow your gear such as tents, food and clothing in lightweight dry bags inside the packraft tubes, accessible via a watertight/air tight zipper. This also greatly improves forward vision in whitewater. Bikes can be carried and are secured to the bow of the boat.
A deposit will be required via credit card authorisation. Cancelled on return.
Sizes and Models Available
Try before you buy deal
All rates are in NZ dollars and include NZ Goods and Service Tax of 15%.
Package is packraft, inflation bag, repair kit, 4 piece paddle, helmet, PFD.
Deposit will be required via credit card authorisation. Cancelled on return.
Christchurch pick up FREE
South Island Courier and pre-paid return $40
North Island Courier and pre=-paid return $60
Don't have all the gear you need? Please enquire.
PACKRAFT BOOKING ENQUIRY
PACKRAFTING DEMO DAYS
If you are new to paddling, enrol on one of our regular Demo Days.
Hire of packraft and gear
A short trip
Our Demo Days are run according to demand and interest. They can be 2-3 hours on a safe stretch of water on the outskirts of the city, or a half day (10am – 2pm) on moving water in the foot hills.
In Christchurch city – no charge
In the foothills on moving water, $50, refundable off any purchase of a packraft.
We’re pretty flexible on this. Just talk to us about what you need by way of gear.