Queenstown Kawarau River White Water Rafting

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Details :
    Queenstown Rafting Adventure Centre, Shotover Sheet
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point

Overview

Experience the adrenaline-charged thrill of white-water rafting on Queenstowns Kawarau River! As you paddle through the stunning scenery, you'll feel like you are rafting through the heart of Middle-earth, as it was the Kawarau River that starred as the River Anduin in 'The Lord of the Rings' movie trilogy. This grade II to III rafting trip is suitable for all fitness levels, and no experience is necessary.

Know More about this tour

From central Queenstown, travel approximately 25 minutes by road to the rafting start point on the Kawarau River. After you are fitted with a wetsuit and lifejacket, receive some training and a full safety briefing from your expert guide. Then it's time to hit the river!

From the moment you push off from the riverbank, begin experiencing the endless excitement of the Kawarau River. Hold on tight and enjoy the rush of adrenaline as your raft twists and turns through the rushing grade II and III rapids.

Your guide will help you paddle along the river and show you the best way to navigate the rapids. Between the thrills, don't forget to look around as you travel through some of New Zealands most spectacular alpine scenery. If you're a Lord of the Rings fan, you may recognize some of your surrounds from the movie trilogy.

At the end of your rafting adventure, warm up with a sauna and hot shower at the rafting base, and perhaps reward your new or improved rafting skills with a well-earned hot chocolate, beer or snack (available for purchase from the licensed bar).

Inclusions

  • Use of hot showers and sauna facilities
  • Wetsuit, rafting clothing and all other equipment provided
  • Extensive safety instructions and paddling techniques

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 13 years. Children aged between 13 and 15 years must be accompanied by a guardian

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 a swimsuit and towel

Travelers MUST have a "minimum weight" of 88 pounds  (40kg) to participate on this tour

Water confidence although not essential is recommended