Film

Waiau-toa Odyssey

Three adventurers, a film-maker and a photographer set off on a 6 day, 300km unsupported journey combining new bike-packing and pack-rafting technology.
 
White-water rivers and backcountry tracks through some of NZ’s under-appreciated wilderness areas

About

Director

Simon Waterhouse

Producer

Arthur Machado

Sponsor

Grant Stirling, Resonate, Marmot, Kayak HQ, Alpacka Raft, Packrafting New Zealand

Running time

12 minutes

Country / Nationality

New Zealand

Our Judges say:

An amazing trip, a group of friends go on a mountain biking pack rafting adventure through stunning landscapes!

Anna Paxton

Oh my god I need to get myself a pack raft and some mates. This is sick

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Three adventurers, a film-maker and a photographer set off on a 6 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 underappreciated wilderness areas. To add to the drama, only months before a massive earthquake changes their plans and reveals opportunities to explore new landscapes in ways done never before.