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RIVER SURFING

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Adult Ages 18+
NZ$235
Child Ages 8-17
NZ$235
Family Family of 4
NZ$860
Add Family Member Must add a family first
NZ$215
Spectator
NZ$39

EXPERIENCE RIVER SURFING IN QUEENSTOWN

The high-volume Kawarau River is bursting with adrenaline, and this trip will challenge your nerves from start to finish.

Conquer grade 2-3 rapids and become King or Queen of the River, riding the rapids on a bodyboard. Enjoy surfing standing waves, riding whirlpools and eddy lines, as well as catching some underwater currents if you are brave enough.

Riversurfing is best suited for people who want the full white water experience.

Basic swimming skills are required by all participants.

The bodyboards are light and highly manoeuvrable, allowing you to be more active in the water. It’s the perfect choice for someone looking for the ultimate adventure.

Bodyboard up to 14 km of New Zealand’s best white water! On this trip, you ride the river not once but twice! After running the first 7 km, we enjoy some calm water and find a good spot for a rock jump. Then we take you back to the start to do the entire 7 km all over again. Now you know what to expect!

This is an experience not to be missed if you want to try something unique, exciting and that takes you out of your comfort zone. It’s one of Queenstown’s original activities, operating since 1989.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Swimwear and towel
  • Sense of adventure

WHAT’S PROVIDED

  • Full steam 5mm wetsuit
  • Booties
  • Fins
  • Life jacket
  • Helmet
  • Bodyboard
  • Transport from Queenstown
  • Light snacks and refreshments

Requirements

Everyone must be able to swim, be confident in water and reasonably fit. Minimum age for Riversurfing and Drifting is 8 years of age. As a private guide is provided for children under 12 years of age please contact us first for prior arrangement. Minimum age for Sledging is 12 years of age.

Cancellation Policy

Full refund will be given providing notice of cancellation is received at least 48 hours of the trip departure.