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Serious Fun Riverboarding - Riversurfing - Level 3

4.9
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Experience the exhilarating feeling of conquering grade 3 rapids tailored by the world’s best Riverboarding guides

Experience the exhilarating feeling of conquering grade 3 rapids tailored by the world’s best Riverboarding guides

Highlights

  • Adrenalin pumping rapids
  • Surf the waves and giant whirl pools
  • Fully guided

Bodyboard New Zealand's best white water tailored by the world's best river guides!

Conquer grade 2-3 rapids and become King or Queen of the River, riding the rapids on a bodyboard. You'll enjoy surfing standing waves, riding whirlpools and eddy lines as well as catching some underwater currents if you are brave enough.

The high volume Kawarau River bursts with adrenaline, and this trip will challenge your nerves from start to finish. The bodyboards are light and highly maneuverable allowing you to be more active in the water. It's the perfect choice for someone looking for the ultimate adventure.

After running the mighty white water, you will enjoy some spectacular New Zealand scenery on a gentle river flow, then stop for a rock/cliff jump or 2. An experience not to be missed if you want to try something unique, exciting and that takes you out of your comfort zone.

The Original adventure activity in Queenstown operating since 1989.

Interesting Facts:

We are the first commercial riverboarding operation in the world, operating since 1989 with a 100% safety record.

In 2012 “The Great Adventures of the World” book by Lonely Planet named White Water Sledging the best water activity in the World and the Kawarau River the best river to do it.

Adult $265.00 (18 years +)
Child $245.00 (13-17 years old)

Location

  • Pick up from Queenstown - 5 Duke Street.
  • OR
  • Self-drive to base - Roaring Meg Power Station, Kawarau Gorge Rd, Kawarau Gorge 9384.

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 13
  • Everyone must be able to swim, be confident in water and reasonably fit.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • Serious Fun reserve the right to cancel or amend any trip due to river, road, weather, group and safety conditions.

  • All-weather activity, family activity.

    Serious Fun provides all necessary equipment: 5mm full steam wetsuit, booties, gloves, helmet, life jacket and fins.

    Duration: 4.5 hours return, with 2-2.5 hours wet.

    Check-in: At booking departure time at The Loading Zone, 5 Duke Street or self-drive to the base at Roaring Meg Power Station, Kawarau Gorge Rd, Kawarau Gorge 9384 - 45 minutes after the booked time.

    Extras: Photo package - Want to keep a souvenir of your memorable experience? Add a photo package to your booking upon check-out.

Available Bookings from 1 Oct to 14 Oct 2024

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult$265.00
  • Child$245.00

  • Adult$265.00
  • Child$245.00

  • Adult$265.00
  • Child$245.00

  • Adult$162.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$245.00

  • Adult$265.00
  • Child$245.00

  • Adult$212.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$245.00

  • Adult$212.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$245.00

  • Adult$265.00
  • Child$245.00

  • Adult$162.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$245.00

  • Adult$265.00
  • Child$245.00

  • Adult$162.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$245.00

  • Adult$265.00
  • Child$245.00

  • Adult$212.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$245.00

  • Adult$212.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$245.00

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

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

4.9

98 reviews

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Dylan Guitry from New Zealand wrote on 18 February 2020

Exhilarating fun in the water

An adrenaline rush, physically tiring and not for the faint hearted. Well looked after by experienced guides. Only dropped to 4 stars as price was a little expensive

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From Serious Fun Riverboarding - Riversurfing - Level 3

Thanks for the great review! it's definitely an adrenaline rush and physical activity. The price reflects the cost of running a fun, enjoyable and safe activity. Thanks again for joining us!

Ivy Li from New Zealand wrote on 03 February 2024

Scary and exciting!

It’s worth joining. You won’t regret it! Highly recommend! However, you should not be afraid of water.

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From Serious Fun Riverboarding - Riversurfing - Level 3

Hi Ivy, Thanks so much for your 5 star review! Thanks for highly recommending our trip and you give good advice, enjoying rapids is a must! See you next time.

chihyuanl from Singapore wrote on 15 December 2023

A different experience

What is RiverSurfing? Doing whitewater rafting in water without a raft..... That's why I signed up for the trip and it was totally worth the time. Very professional team to ensure the safety of all participants starting from equipment fitting to training to the actual 5km of river surfing. A pleasant bonus activity at the end of the trip was an optional 5m jump off the cliff into the river. Highly recommended.

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From Serious Fun Riverboarding - Riversurfing - Level 3

Hi, Thanks for the amazing 5 star review! You summed up the trip perfectly!! Yes, we have a great team, who are highly experienced and qualified. See you next time!

Gilbert Yuen from Hong Kong wrote on 27 November 2023

Fun experience - Riverboarding

good coaches and exciting games

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From Serious Fun Riverboarding - Riversurfing - Level 3

Thanks for the awesome 5 star review!! See you next time!

melissas31 from New Zealand wrote on 09 November 2023

Thrilling experience

Sister and I did this wildly fun experience! We both felt very safe with our guides Sam and Pavel. The excursion was a humbling remind of how powerful water can be.

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From Serious Fun Riverboarding - Riversurfing - Level 3

Hi Melissa, Thanks for the fantastic 5 star review! Yes, it's a very fun wild experience. Our guides are amazing and are highly experienced and qualified. You are right, you feel the full force of the Kawarau River!! See you next time!

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