Pack raft New Zealand paddling the Hokitika river.



Our mission is to inspire, educate & provide the very best gear and tools required for anyone to integrate pack-rafting into their adventures in both Australia and New Zealand. We thrive on helping to meet the demands of a rapidly growing pack-raft culture and are proud to be exclusive stockists of Kokopelli Packrafts and Accessories. Our rafts roll down to the size of a sleeping bag and weigh only 2kg, making them the perfect addition to any adventure. Hike-raft, bike-raft, ski-raft, hunting, car camping, traveling, fishing, canyoning, white water - you name it. Packrafting is suitable for beginners right through to experts.

Woman pack rafting on beautiful blue New Zealand River in a Kokopelli Recon packraft. Similar to Alpacka and Blue Duck pack rafts.
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Barny Young pack rafting New Zealands Hokitika River. Barny Young is an expereinced white water kayaker and pack rafter. He is the founder of Pack Raft New Zealand and exclusive New Zealand distributer of Kokopelli Packrafts and Accessories.


My name is Barny Young and I am the founder of Packraft New Zealand. I've been chasing white water adventure for over 15 years and completed expeditions all over the world, mostly in a kayak. After trying packrafting I realised how capable and epic this piece of kit is and how it unlocked my adventure horizon. The lightweight design allows me to walk to the start of almost any desired put-in and offers diversity to adventure whether it be hike then raft, bike then raft, raft & fish, hunt then raft, jet boat then raft and more. 


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