It happens.

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.
Enquire about TI-Zip Internal Storage – fitted to all our standard rental packrafts.

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

Standard Rentals Our boats are the larger models and will fit all sizes. Typically from 1.5m to 2 m tall. (5ft to over 6ft 6in). People with shortish legs can adjust the position of our foot bag (included). The packraft models we rent are whitewater capable, self-bailing and are fitted with comfortable seats and backrests. Thigh braces are not fitted but can be fitted on request to capable paddlers. Lightweight Models We have lightweight models available for expeditions with heavy loads that don’t have hard rapids. Doubles We also rent double packrafts on special rates for extended cruises or AR events and training.

Try before you buy deal

You can rent one or more packrafts and some essential gear such as paddles, helmets, dry bags, and buoyancy aids at competitive rates.
Collect your rentals from our Christchurch base, or we can courier your needs to you anywhere in New Zealand with a return courier ticket included. Return to our base or via courier to suit. If you discover like packrafting and want to own your packraft we will deduct your rental cost from your purchase.


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. 

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Optional Extras

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If you are new to paddling, enrol on one of our regular Demo Days.


  • Hire of packraft and gear

  • Basic instruction

  • 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. 

Yes, I'm keen to have a go...