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Serious Fun Riverboarding - Riversurfing - level 3

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


Challenge yourself to our top rush!


The Original adventure activity in Queenstown operating since 1989.

Take on a whitewater adventure where you are actually in the water.

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

Bodyboard up to 14km of Whitewater on the mighty Kawarau River. On this trip you not only ride the river and its raging white water, you’ll also enjoy it`s features like surfing the waves, spinning on giant whirl pools, playing on eddy lines, as well as catching some underwater currents if you are brave enough ( this is called squirting).

This high volume river is rocking with adrenaline and this trip will redefine your perception of adventure.


The most exciting water activity on the Planet.

Do you love thrills, spills, stunning views and Whitewater? There is nothing more exciting than a Whitewater riverboarding trip on the spectacular Kawarau River.

Choose the board you want to ride based on the level of adrenaline you want to experience, harness the power of the Kawarau River and be prepared to have the trip of a lifetime.

Weather you choose to come Riversurfing or Sledging you will be truly amazed with the scenery, your adrenaline will be pumping and you will be left with the feeling you have just conquered one magnificent wild river.


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.


Per Person $235.00 (12 years +)

Duration

  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience

Location

Notes

  • Minimum age 12 years old, Moderate level of fitness and water confidence required. 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 provide all necessary equipment: 5mm full steam wetsuit, booties, gloves, helmet, life jacket and fins.

    After trip treats: snacks and warm drink

    Duration: 4 hours return, with 2 - 2.5 hours wet

    Check-in: 15 minutes prior to departure at The Station booking centre on Camp Street during September, October and May and check in 15 minutes prior to departure at 37 Shotover Street November through April.

Available Bookings from September 27 to October 03

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Per Person$235.00

  • Per Person$235.00

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

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Nick Coleman from Australia wrote on 13 March 2020

Loved it

Great crew and really fun experience. It was the hi-light of our trip. Highly recommended.

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From Serious Fun Riverboarding - Riversurfing - level 3

Thanks for your great review ! We are really happy to hear that Riverboarding was one of the best part of your trip, It's a unique experience in New Zealand and we are glad you experienced it. See you next time !

Nicola Comerford from New Zealand wrote on 11 April 2021

Hella good fun

A very cool and different experience. You really feel the power of the water and it’s the blood pumping! Great guides and well run. Definitely recommend if you’re wanting to go beyond the usual rafting experience.

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Alon Bessorai from New Zealand wrote on 29 March 2021

REAL serious fun!

One of the Best activities in Queenstown if not THE best. No question about it. Awesome, fun, funny, and safe guiding with Pavel and Sam. They had to pull me out of the water because I didn't want to go home. It wasn't a warm day but having good equipment kept us nice and toasty in the cold water so weather is not an issue at all. Highly recommend, can't wait to go again!

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natchad from Thailand wrote on 04 February 2021

Best Experience!

Loved every moment of it! The guys were great and everyone was very friendly and helpful. I’m not used to swimming with fins so I struggled quite a bit and the guides made sure I was safe and comfortable and all times. Seriously a fun experience! Worth it to go with friends, family, or even solo!!!

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From Serious Fun Riverboarding - Riversurfing - level 3

Hi Natcha, Thanks so much for your awesome review. Great to hear you loved it. Our guides are amazing and look after you in the water. It's seriously fun and you can do it with people or solo! See you next time!!

diont from New Zealand wrote on 28 January 2021

Awesome adventure for the whole family!

Highly recommended, the team at Serious Fun Riverboarding are excellent and we highly recommend you try out this attraction if you are visiting Queenstown!

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From Serious Fun Riverboarding - Riversurfing - level 3

Hi Dion, Thanks so much for the fantastic review. It's great to hear you highly recommend us. Awesome photo too, our photo package is great and a good lasting memory of your trip. See you next time!

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