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Kawarau River White Water Sledging
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The ultimate Queenstown water activity for true adventure seekers. Come Riverboarding on the Kawarau River, home of river surfing, with the world's pioneering company. Ride grade 2 to 3 rapids on modified bodyboards or specially built sledges for an exciting, thrilling and proactive adventure. If you love thrills, nature, pristine waters, amazing scenery and a good dose of adventure, look no further. During this epic Queenstown activity experience the rush of swimming through raging rapids, surfing standing waves, riding whirlpools, squirting, playing on eddy lines and trying some wicked rock jumps. Choose the trip that suits you the most, harness the power of the Kawarau River and be prepared to have the trip of a lifetime. They are all designed to quench your thirst for adventure. Highlights: * Surf a river wave * Enjoy pristine New Zealand scenery * Play on giant eddy lines * Conquer a wild river with rapids grade 2 to 3 * Experience the river at face level
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good9%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“river surfing” (44 reviews)
“roaring meg” (13 reviews)
“lead guide” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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"river surfing"
in 44 reviews
"roaring meg"
in 13 reviews
"lead guide"
in 5 reviews
"rough water"
in 4 reviews
"barrel rolls"
in 3 reviews
"high rock"
in 3 reviews
"personal guide"
in 3 reviews
"water activity"
in 3 reviews
"cliff jump"
in 3 reviews
"white water"
in 7 reviews
"wet suits"
in 7 reviews
"always felt safe"
in 6 reviews
"adrenaline rush"
in 12 reviews
"unique experience"
in 9 reviews
"safety instructions"
in 3 reviews
"comfort zone"
in 5 reviews
"felt safe the whole time"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Riverboarding was the highlight of my boyfriend and my vacation to Queenstown. We were debating staying an extra day to do another tour! Dallas and G-money were absolutely amazing as they gave us multiple recommendations for the rest of our stay while pointing out key...More

Thank Lizzie T
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Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic time with Dallas and George riversurfing. A brilliant combination of adrenaline, great scenery and a bit of exercise. Friends who have seen our go pro video have added this to their bucket list. You should too.

Thank pickle076
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Reviewed March 1, 2018

I had my birthday trip to the lovely South Island of New Zealand with my partner in February 2018, and chose river surfing to celebrate being 30 years young! Neither of us had heard of the activity prior to finding Seriously Fun Riversurfing and we...More

Thank Adrenalinetravellers
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

Stoked to finally tick this one off the list, what a fun day. The staff were all super friendly and knowledgeable and looked after us so well. The water was suprisingly warm with our thick wetsuits on, and the rapids were great fun. Nice to...More

Thank Kerie S
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Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

This was a GREAT experience but, you need to know this activity requires a bit more than just being a good swimmer as this is not an easy float down a river. You’re going to have to work to stay with the group, fight against...More

Thank Dexter F
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Reviewed February 8, 2018

From the moment you hop on the bus in Queenstown the staff treat you on this amazing adventure! Great talk by Dallas so we knew what to expect when we got to Roaring Meg (the start point of this epic adventure). We were in group...More

Thank rtb3
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Reviewed February 6, 2018 via mobile

I was lucky enough to do this 5 years ago and loved it so much I had to have another go, and I can honestly say this was still an unforgettable experience. Not for the faint hearted is a very tough challenge but one to...More

Thank Dan H
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

River boarding down the Kawarau River is one of the less widely known activities available for visitors to Queenstown. I first undertook the activity in 1994 when my then 14-year-old twin daughters and I swam the river with Serious Fun, River Surfing. In early 2018,...More

Thank Tim M
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Reviewed January 26, 2018

Great time, fantastic scenery, cool & professional team.. The perfect activity if you are after a bit adventure and looking to get out of your comfort zone.

Thank Jeremy L
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Reviewed January 19, 2018 via mobile

We hadn't heard of river Boarding before we arrived in QT and were considering white water rafting instead, but I'm SO pleased we did this! It's honestly the best thing we've done in QT! The team are all fantastic! Extremely professional, knowledgeable and quickly put...More

Thank Dan A
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becmcinnes
April 27, 2017|
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Response from mattknox40 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. The people running the operation talked about only being for the summer months.
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Bram N
January 7, 2017|
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Response from Barbara B | Reviewed this property |
I am not an operator of the River boarding, but have a brochure from when we did it a few weeks ago. It states that the level 3: river surfing season is Sept-May. If you are able to do it and are comfortable in the... More
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