Following Footsteps of River Runners- Inspired by ‘Wild Rivers’

Wanaka Time
Wanaka 3.00 pm
Wanaka Session
Session 3

18 mins, Director: Deane Parker, NZ, World Premiere. 

49 years ago, John Mackay and two others set off to tube raft one of the most challenging rivers in NZ. They survived and the tale was published in John’s book ‘Wild Rivers’. How much easier would the route be five decades later with state-of-the-art equipment? 

Join a team of five to follow the footsteps of these early river runners into the wilderness of the Kahurangi National Park via the Karamea River.