Inland Adventures

The idea of Inland Adventures began when Nathan Topp noticed that there was a lack of opportunity for rafting on middle range rapids (class 3). Nathan aimed to provide a trip that can be enjoyed by all ages with enough action to get your white water fix. Our base is in Reefton on the West Coast of the South Island. Rafting trips is what we specialize in. The Grey River is where we run most of our trips. Rivers not your thing? All you land crabs hold onto your hats, we have a number of land based tours in the making. Our guides are the face of Inland Adventures. They are experienced, passionate and often well traveled folk who come from all over New Zealand.

"Hey Nathan and co: thanks for a fantastic weekend... .we had a blast... .rapids, cliff jumping, raft wheelies, swimming (even if unplanned!) and eels (especially scarface!)... . Having to leave and go back to reality knowing that we will definitely come back for more!! THANKS GUYS!!!"- Micah Mackay, February 6


River Guide - Owner/Operator

NZRA Senior Guide and NZRA Raft Guide Assessor, N.Z.O.I.A Kayak 1, Certificate in Pre Hospital Care

As a born and bred West Coaster, Nathan is as local as they come. Now entering his 19th summer season in the outdoor industry Nathan’s passion for the river environment has seen him work for rafting companies in Norway, Canada and Australia as well as rafting and teaching white water kayaking extensively on rivers in New Zealand. Returning to his roots to settle after traveling the world Nathan is excited to share with others his passion for the beautiful lush backyard we have in New Zealand. When Nathan is not guiding rafts he can be found training up the next generation of river goers or tending to his vegetable garden. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Simon Henson

River Guide

NZRA Senior Guide and NZRA Raft Guide Assessor, N.Z.O.I.A Kayak 1, Certificate in Pre Hospital Care

There is one place Simon likes to be and that’s on a river. If he’s not rafting with us he may be found training up and coming guides or more than likely kayaking a creek nearby. Simon follows the summer season from the Southern to Northern hemisphere seeing him work for raft companies in Switzerland, Canada, Japan, Uganda, Australia and of course his own country New Zealand. Simon also has a degree in Geography but at the moment very happy pushing rubber (guiding rafts).


River Guide

NZRA Senior Guide, N.Z.O.I.A Kayak 1, Certificate in Pre Hospital Care

John Hooker has 2 young kids and a lovely wife, but still loves to escape from time-to-time to get out on the river. John has been in the outdoor industry since 1995, seeing him guiding rafts and teaching kayaking in summer seasons. John also has a huge passion for the mountains spending winter Ski Patrolling both in New Zealand and Colorado.