Waiau-toa Odyssey film – New Zealand Bikerafting expedition

Waiau-toa Odyssey team are ecstatic to release the full-length film of our epic bike rafting adventure. Awarded the Hiddleston/MacQueen Award for the Best NZ Made Film for the 2017 NZ Mountain Film Festival in Wanaka! After the award, it has been on a national tour of New Zealand for the last five months. 

Three adventurers, a film-maker, and a photographer set off on a six-day, 300km unsupported journey. By combining new bike-packing and pack-rafting technology, they link together white-water rivers and backcountry tracks through some of NZ’s under appreciated wilderness areas. To add to the drama, only months before a massive earthquake changes their plans and reveals opportunities to explore new landscapes.


Packrafting New Zealand – www.packraftingnz.com
Alpacka Rafts – www.alpackaraft.com
Kayak HQ – www.kayakhq.co.nz
Marmot – www.marmotnz.co.nz
Resonate – www.resonate.co.nz
Stirling images – www.grantstirling.com

Cheers from the Waia-toa Odyssey team 

Damian Stones – www.damianstones.nz Project Management/Logistics/Media
Deane Parker – www.deaneparker.nz Packrafting logistics/raft guide
Sam Jones – Raft guide
Simon Waterhouse – www.resonate.co.nz Film Director and Cinematographer
Grant Stirling – www.grantstirling.com Photography/writer

Find out more about this bike rafting film: www.waiautoaodyssey.nz

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