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Half day River rafting

Kawarau River

SUPER SCENIC, PLAYFUL & FUN FOR ALL!

The Kawarau River is ideal for first time rafters or suited to those looking for a more relaxed rafting experience, or groups of mixed ability/ages. There is plenty of white water action, but also time to sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery. Keep an eye on the other rafts though, as there is 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. Enjoy the unforgettable 400m long Dog Leg rapid- New Zealand’s longest commercially rafted rapid before returning to Queenstown for a sauna and shower at Cavells Rafting Base.

Trip Information

River Grade
Kawarau: 2-3
You will
Raft
Duration
Half Day (4.5 Hours)
TIMETABLE DEPARTURE POINT
  • Summer: Check in 8.00am and 1.00pm
  • Winter: 8.30am and 1.00pm
  • Queenstown Rafting Shop, 35 Shotover Street, Queenstown
WHAT YOU'LL NEED MINIMUM AGE
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Money for snacks and photos
  • Min age 13 years
  • Min weight 40 kg (88lb)
  • Under 18 years - Guardian conditions apply 
TRIP PACKAGE INCLUDES
  • Transfer from downtown Queenstown to Cavells Rafting Base
  • Full wetsuit rafting clothing and safety equipment
  • Transfer to rafting put-in
  • Extensive safety briefing
  • Rafting on the Kawarau River
  • Hot showers and sauna
  • Transfer to downtown Queenstown 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  • 'No shows' or cancellations within 48 hours of departure are non-refundable
  • Reservations can be transferred to another date, subject to space availability, up to 48 hours prior to departure with no transfer fee incurred
  • A $50 transfer fee applies to date transfers within 48 hours
  • Rafting trips require a minimum number of 8 clients to confirm
  • Clients should be water confident
  • Available year round
  • Closed Christmas Day
TRIP PRICES
  • Adult: $229.00

All prices are quoted and charged in New Zealand dollars.

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