Packrafting is a great way to enjoy whitewater paddling, and Hutt Valley Canoe Club has several members who packraft. There’s often a mixture of people in kayaks and packrafts on our trips.

While we do have paddling gear for hire, this doesn’t include packrafts. You’re welcome to become a member and hire our two-person inflatable duckies or kayaks to give paddling a go while you consider which packraft to get.

If you’re interested in knowing more about packrafting, check out the PRANZ Packrafting Association NZ website.

Local rivers to packraft

In addition to the local rivers that HVCC kayak with road access, packrafting makes walking into these local rivers in the Tararua Range possible: