White water rafting preparation tips

We provide your river wear, personal safety equipment, first aid, camping and food. All you need bring are clothes and a few personal belongings. Your gear will be kept safe and dry in a water tight drybag. A full gear list of what is required for your expedition will be sent out prior to your departure. Alternatively download a copy here.

It is important to ensure that you have two distinct sets of clothing. One for on the river, and a second for off the river.

Swimwear, runners (with laces, like Dunlop volley. No wet suit boots, since they generally do not provide sufficient support when moving around on wet rocks), thick woollen or thermal socks, thin thermal top, medium fibrepile/fleece top, lightweight sun hat for under helmet.

Warm underwear, lightweight boots, 2x warm socks (3 for 10 day expeditions), sandals, shorts, long pants (cotton unsuitable), 2x T shirts, long-sleeved shirt, woollen jumper or fleece top, thermal or woolen balaclava/beanie, waterproof jacket (not padded/quilted).
Other things

Down sleeping bag (can be hired for $20), small towel (pref a pack towel), small torch (with spare bulb & batteries), sunglasses (with retaining strap), toiletries, sunscreen, personal medications, camera, small amount of money.

Should we be confined to a camp site on the river due to bad weather or high river levels, a deck of cards or a good book is an excellent addition to the equipment list.

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