Queenstown's Kawarau River is the largest volume river rafted commercially in the area, ideal for first-time rafters and adrenaline junkies alike. Sit back enjoy the spectacular scenery as you paddle through the Kawarau River, which starred in the Lord of the Rings.
Stretches of quiet water allow ample time to practice paddling techniques, look at the scenery or get caught up in a friendly water fight. Four rapids -- Smiths Falls, Twin Bridges, Do Little Do Nothing, and of course, the unforgettable 400m Chinese Dog Leg, make this trip a great introduction to the thrills and adventure of white water rafting.
The guides are fully licensed and are carefully chosen on the basis of their skill and experience, their ability to make sound decisions and their ability to communicate and identify with our clients.
Queenstown Kawarau River White Water Rafting
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Departure Point:Queenstown Rafting Adventure Centre
Return Details:Concludes at the Queenstown Rafting Adventure Centre.
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Departs at 8:15am. Includes hotel pickup if required
Departs at 1:15pm
Kawarau River Rafting
- Hotel pickup (morning tour only)
- Raft the Kawarau River
- Use of hot showers and sauna facilities
- Wetsuit rafting clothing and all other equipment provided
- Extensive safety instructions and paddling techniques
- Hotel pickup for afternoon departures
- Hotel drop off
- Food and drink
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age is 13 years
- Children aged between 13 and 15 years must have a guardian travel with them
- All travelers between the age of 15 and 18 years require a waiver to be signed by a guardian if they are unaccompanied
- You must bring along a swimsuit and towel
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers
- Travelers MUST have a "minimum weight" of 40kgs (88kbs) to participate on this tour
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
- Travelers must be water confident
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