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December 23, 2021

A Hurunui, NZ Bikerafting Adventure

Photo | Story | Film by: Deane Parker

Deane Parker recently took a group of mostly first time packrafters on a two day ride and paddle in the Lake Summer Forest Park. Follow the crew as they ride past glassy lakes, take a dip in a natural hot spring and discover the independence bikerafting allows to explore a backcountry landscape.

Watch the film and check out a few photos from the trip!

Watch the film

How hard is bikerafting? Can a first time packrafter really strap a bike to a boat and negotiate rivers and lakes comfortably? Watch the clip below from the Deane Parker Adventure Channel below.

Trip Photos

The trip was very enjoyable, had beautiful views, and the group learned so much about the joys of bikerafting.

The journey begins with these great humans.

A teaching moment. Learning how to attach your bike to the packraft.

Bikerafting basics. Breaking down your bike and strapping it to your packraft.

Enjoying the views and taking a break along the way.

Enjoying the art of bikerafting.

Check out the film and more of Deane's adventures on the Deane Parker Adventure Channel.