Queenstown Rafting – Kawarau River

The Kawarau River Rafting experience provides plenty of white water action, but also time to relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery!

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Duration
Duration
4:30 hours
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
8:00 am or 1:00 pm (Summer) - 10:15 am (Winter)
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Included
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
13 years
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
Moderate
Meals
Meals
Not included
FromNZD $229
ValueNZD $249SAVE 8%
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What's Included

  • Transfer from downtown Queenstown to rafting base  
  • Full wetsuit rafting clothing and safety equipment
  • 30 minute Jet Boat ride to the rafting put-in point
  • Extensive safety briefing
  • Queenstown Kawarau River Whitewater Rafting (Jet to Raft)
  • Hot showers and sauna
  • Transfer/ return travel to downtown Queenstown 
  • Optional cliff jumping 

WHAT TO EXPECT

KAWARAU RIVER GRADE: 2-3

 

TRIP DURATION: HALF DAY (4.5 HOURS)

The Kawarau River is set amongst majestic canyons that impart a feeling of cruising through the Middle Earth. Famously used as the filming spot for the 'Anduin River' that starred in the Lord of the Rings, this place is truly magical and a must do when visiting Queenstown. It is the ideal spot for first-time rafters looking for a more relaxed rafting experience and it is suitable for all ages and abilities. There is plenty of white water action, however, including the 400m long 'Dop Leg rapid', which is NZ's longest commercially rafted rapid. Between each rapid, there will be plenty of time to sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery. At the end of your experience, you’ll return to Queenstown for a hot shower at our Rafting Base which is connected to the awesome Canyon Food & Brew Co.

 

TIMETABLEDEPARTURE POINT
  • Summer: Check in 8.00am & 1.00pm                
  • Winter: 8.30am & 1.00pm
  • 01 Oct – 21 Oct: Go Orange Shop, 35 Shotover Street, Queenstown
  • 22 Oct – 31 May: 37 Camp street, Queenstown
  • 01 Jun – 30 Sep: Go Orange Kiosk, Steamer Wharf, Queenstown
WHAT YOU'LL NEEDMINIMUM AGE
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Money for snacks and photos
  • Min age 13 years
  • Min weight 40 kg (88lb)
  • Under 18 years - Guardian conditions apply 

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Queenstown Rafting – Kawarau River

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First available date: 17-10-2019
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No. Company policy is that we don’t allow anyone who is pregnant on grade 3 or above rivers. There is a risk that a pregnant person could sustain a blow to the abdomen either through falling out the raft, from a paddle from another client or someone falling against them.

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Please allow an additional 30 minutes to find parking for your vehicle prior to your check in time.  

There is limited free street parking available in the streets surrounding central Queenstown. There is paid parking available in the Man Street and Church Street parking buildings plus pay and display parking at the Boundary Street and Ballarat Street carparks.

Boundary Street and Ballarat Street carparks are suitable for motorhomes. Please allow 10 minutes to walk to the Go Store from there.

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Queenstown has a climate with four distinct seasons however, being located in an alpine environment means the weather can be changeable. A guide for the temperatures you can expect is as follows: summer (December-February) 19-29 Celsius,autumn (March-May) 15-25 Celsius, winter (June-August) 5-10 Celsius, spring (September-November) 9-15 Celsius.

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Terms & Conditions:

  • Trip requires a minimum number of 8 clients to confirm
  • Clients must be water confident
  • Closed Christmas Day
  • The tour cannot take customers with pre-existing heart conditions

Please note that the bookings are processed manually and please chat to us before making the booking or you can book with us and your booking is confirmed only once confirmed by the tour operator.


Cancellation Policy:

 

  • Transfers: Reservations can be transferred to another date (subject to availability) up to 48 hours prior to departure with no transfer fee incurred.  A $50 transfer fee applies to date transfers within 48 hours.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations must be received 48 hours prior to trip departure. Trips are non-refundable after this point.
  • We reserve the right to cancel trips or substitute another river or section of river for safety reasons


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State Highway 6 Gibbston Valley Queenstown 9384

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