NZ Jan/Feb 2018

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NZ Jan/Feb 2018

Post by GeoJay » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:16 am

I plan to travel to New Zealand in January/February. For part of my visit there I want to organize a packrafting trip(s) or join an already planned packrafting trip(s). Nothing specific yet, so I am open to options.

I am experienced, having done numerous wilderness trips either backpacking, paddling, or packrafting.

I'd like to find some great people to have fun with. If you already planned a trip in NZ, I'd love to join. Or if you are looking to join another packrafter in NZ, I'd be happy to help plan a trip.


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Re: NZ Jan/Feb 2018

Post by smp » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:32 pm

Hey Jay,

I am also planning a trip to New Zealand during that time (January-March). I'd like to packraft and/or hike most of the time so if you wanted to meet up for a trip or two send me a PM. I've never been to New Zealand but I've done a fair amount of packrafting in the Yukon and Alaska and I would be keen to meet up with likeminded individuals.


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Re: NZ Jan/Feb 2018

Post by emilyelizabeth » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:24 am


I am going to be travelling in NZ from Jan 23 to March 14, and I'm bringing my Alpackaraft (Fjord explorer) to do as much exploration as I can! I especially want to do the Whanganui River Journey (Sometime early Feb ideally) and a ton of stuff in Fjordlands National Park (end of Feb into March). I am a Park Ranger here in the US with the National Park Service, and an EMT-Basic with a lot of wilderness experience. Although I'm quite capable of going solo for a lot of this stuff, I think planning would be a bit easier with other people especially when it comes to logistics and safety concerns. Please private message me if any of this sounds good to you!


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Re: NZ Jan/Feb 2018

Post by keeweechris » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:25 am

Check out the Packrafting in NZ facebook group... lots of good guys there.

And for trip ideas around the country.

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