Kawarau River Rafting

The Kawarau river is ideal for first-time rafters or suited to those looking for a more relaxed rafting experience. There’s plenty of white water action, but also time to sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular New Zealand scenery. Keep an eye on the other rafts though, as there’s a good chance of a water fight.

 

Kawarau River Rafting

The Kawarau river is ideal for first time rafters or suited to those looking for a more relaxed rafting experience. 

Tour Type:

Activity

From:

Queenstown to Queenstown

Departs:

Daily

Duration:

Allow 4.5 hours

Tour Code:

DZQN08

 

Regions Visited

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Queenstown

 

Tour Inclusions

  • Transfer from downtown Queenstown to Rafting Base
  • Full wetsuit, rafting clothing and safety equipment
  • Extensive safety briefing
  • Rafting on the Kawarau River
  • Hot showers at Rafting Base
  • Return travel to downtown Queenstown

Pricing

Season

Adult

 

1 October 2018 - 30 September 2019

$199 NZD Enquire

1 October 2019 - 30 September 2020

$209 NZD Enquire

Prices are per person and in New Zealand Dollars.

Departure:  Tour departs at 8.00am and 1.00pm.

What to bring:

  • Swimsuit
  • Towel

 

Additional notes:

  • Minimum age - 13 years
  • Weight restrictions - 40 kg to 120kg
  • Suitable for water competent people of moderate fitness
  • People with a heart condition or taking heart medication are unable to participate

Itinerary

There’s plenty of white water action, but also time to sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular New Zealand scenery. Keep an eye on the other rafts though, as there’s a good chance of a water fight.

It’s the Kawarau River that starred as the River Anduin in Lord of the Rings. The grandeur of the canyons imparts a feeling of paddling through the heart of Middle Earth. Whether you are a Lord of The Rings fan or not, this rafting trip offers an insight into the beauty of the New Zealand wilderness.

Enjoy the unforgettable 400m long Dog Leg rapid. New Zealand’s longest commercially rafted rapid.