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

The Waiau-toa Odyssey was awarded the Hiddleston/MacQueen Award for the Best NZ Made Film for the 2017 New Zealand Mountain Film Festival!

The 12 Minute feature film is now showing at select locations, you can find out more on their website…

Team: Damian Stones – Project Management / logistics / Media, Deane Parker – Packrafting logistics / raft guide, Sam Jones – Raft guide, Simon Waterhouse – Film Director and Cinematographer and Grant Stirling – Photography / writer

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  1. The Full ‘Waiau-toa Odyssey’ film will be released online, hosted by at the conclusion of The NZ Mountain Film Festival in September 2017.

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