Rafting | Jet Boating | Kayaking

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To experience a river is to experience true adventure. At Makingtrax your options are endless. From single day river trips, overnighters, to self supported week-long expeditions. Makingtrax is your expert designing your tailor-made experience. This is our expertise with over 15 years in the international rafting industry. Our harness system changes the face of New Zealand river access opening up to all abilities. Check out our video

Making this possible we have our Aqua harness, fully releasable system, making you sit up on the raft (even without trunk control!!), leg floats if you feel like floating through the pools, dry suits for those that do not have climate control (only hands & head are exposed), hand fixtures for those that have limited hand function, making it possible to grip your paddle. To conclude the kit we have a carry harness for river access. Limited to two wheelchair riders per adventure.

Ultimate Descents

Rafting the mighty Buller River aka Kawatiri "swift and deep". This breathtaking river has a bit of everything nestled amongst the rugged West Coast Wilderness, stunning views, warm water and exciting rapids. The ultimate team will look after your safety whilst introducing you to this incredible environment. Situated in Murchison Ultimate descents is the centre of a white-water paradise, with many different options for all abilities to experience.The team at Ultimate Descents will go out of your way to provide you with a life changing experience. For this adventure contact Makingtrax directly. Being experts in this field we tailor this trip to your abilities giving you your peak experience. Next try inflatable kayaking. We got it all!! Check out the ultimate website on our partners page

Overnight Wilderness/Multi-day Self Supported River Expedition.

Freedom of river life. Experience real wilderness. Navigating rivers such as overnight wilderness on the Maruia or week-long fully self supported expedition on the Clarence River. Taking us from Molesworth Station behind Hamner Springs through the Kaikoura Ranges to the Pacific ocean covering over 160 km, taking six breathtaking days.These incredible journeys are available to all abilities, fully tailored to your needs. We have all the equipment and expertise to give you a trip of a lifetime. Limited to two wheelchair riders per expedition, plus as many family and friends as you like. Contact Makingtrax experts and multi-day wilderness rafting

Jet Boating

This unique Kiwi experience with speed and excitement, flying up spectacular canyons in centimetres of water. Jet boating gives you a breathtaking white-water ride, unforgettable adrenaline rush, reaching speeds up to 85km/hr, throwing  360° spins, skimming past rocky outcrops and accessing some of New Zealand's most spectacular areas. Makingtrax works with a number of different jet boating outfitters throughout the South Island tailoring trips to your needs. Including accessing remote areas for some of the best fishing imagined

Discovery Jet

Situated on the Rakaia River based in the Rakaia Gorge. A geniune gem company will take fantastic care of you, whilst also giving you an amazing experience in one of New Zealand's most picturesque settings. Weaving the jet boat through the intricate network of braided river channels, skimming along stony banks and through gushing opalescent blue waters rich with salmon and trout. Soak in the dramatic scenery. Discovery Jet also gives you an opportunity to fish some of the best fishing grounds in the South island. Contact Makingtrax and let us customize your Jetboating experience 


Situated in the centre of Queenstown. An incredibly accessible adrenaline packed experience. Unleash off the wharf to the pristine waters of Lake Wakatipu with a backdrop of the magestic Remarkable Mountain Range. Your journey then speeds into the shallow fast moving braids of the world famous Shotover River. An amazing 43km of action. Contact Makingtrax, let us customize your Jetboating experience.


Did you ever imagine you could learn to kayak?? Depending on your abilities you would be very surprised!! The ability to kayak can open up your world, freedom of the river. Makingtrax is an expert in this field. It would be an absolute pleasure to be able to introduce you to the world of white-water. See what is possible Contact Us today.

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