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An exhilarating rafting trip providing the perfect introduction for first time rafters with plenty of white water action over four rapids on the Kawarau River including the infamous 400m long Dog Leg rapid.

An exhilarating rafting trip providing the perfect introduction for first time rafters with plenty of white water action over four rapids on the Kawarau River. Between rapids there are fantastic scenic stretches of river allowing time to relax and take in the stunning surrounds, including a unique perspective of the worlds first commercial bungy site as we travel below the Kawarau Bungy Bridge.

The stunning natural beauty of the Kawarau River saw it star as the River Anduin in The Lord of The Rings movie epic, and is sure to impress. The magnificence of the canyons will give Lord of the Rings fans the sensation they are paddling through the heart of Middle Earth.

This fantastic journey through the beauty of New Zealand's highest volume commercially rafted river is topped of with the excitement of NZ's longest commercially run rapid.

The 400m long Dog Leg rapid provides an exhilarating and unforgettable finish to your adventure.

After your rafting trip there is time to relax enjoy a hot shower before returning to Queenstown.

Restrictions:

  • Minimum age 13 years
  • Minimum weight 40kgs (88lb)
  • Minimum booking numbers apply for trip confirmation
  • Under 18s guardian conditions Apply
  • Clients must be water confident
  • 'No shows' or cancellations within 24 hours of departure are non-refundable

Also check out Queenstown Rafting on the Shotover River


White water rafting is great on rainy days as you are going to get wet anyway!

Per Person $199.00

What's included

  • Transfer from downtown Queenstown to rafting base
  • Full wetsuit rafting clothing (including booties) and safety equipment
  • Transfer to Gibbston Valley via Arrowtown
  • Extensive safety briefing
  • Rafting on the Kawarau River
  • Hot showers and sauna
  • Transfer/ return travel to Queenstown downtown

Notes

  • Duration: ½ day approximately 4.5 hours

    Departures: Summer - 8am & 1pm / Winter 8:30am & 1pm

    Check-in: Please check-in at Queenstown Rafting Shop, 35 Shotover Street, Queenstown, 5 minutes before your departure time.

  • It is advisable to leave valuables at home including cameras. Professional photo service & waterproof disposable cameras available for sale on site.

Available Bookings from September 21 to September 27

Change Dates

All prices for this activity are shown in NZD ($)

8.30AM
Fri 21 Sep
Sat 22 Sep
Sun 23 Sep
Mon 24 Sep
Tue 25 Sep
Wed 26 Sep
Thu 27 Sep

6spaces priced from:

  • Per Person$159.00

9spaces priced from:

  • Per Person$159.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Per Person$99.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Hayley from Australia wrote on 15 August 2018

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Great Time!

The best!

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Lawrence Pigot from Australia wrote on 26 July 2018

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Epic

Great guides. Awesome time

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Cas from New Zealand wrote on 19 July 2018

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Amazing

Amazing fun what a great instructor thanks soo much

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Sebastian Fischer from Germany wrote on 25 January 2016

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Was ok

Was ok, great guide. But not much aktion..

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From Queenstown Rafting - Kawarau River

Thanks for your review. Our Kawarau River trip is ideal for first time rafters or suited to those looking for a more relaxed rafting experience as stated in all our marketing material. It is grade 2-3, so in that respect your review is 5 star, as no not that much action and we have great guides. Perfect! Maybe our Shotover River trip grade 4-5 would have suited you better?

Rixta from Netherlands wrote on 06 June 2018

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Beautifull, must do!

This was so cool and beautifull!! Not cold at all thanks to the wetsuits

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