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.
Waiau-toa Odyssey trailer has been awarded the Hiddleston/MacQueen Award for the Best NZ Made Film for the 2017 NZ Mountain Film Festival!
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 – Film Director and Cinematographer
Grant Stirling – Photography/writer
Find out more about this bike rafting film: www.waiautoaodyssey.nz