The high-volume Kawarau River is bursting with adrenaline, and this trip will challenge your nerves from start to finish.
- Adult Ages 18+
- Child Ages 12-17
- Family Family of 4
- Add Family Member Must add a family first
- Private Group Up to 8 people, Ages 13+
RIDE FAST-FLOWING RAPIDS AND BLAST THROUGH WAVES
Get up close and personal with white water and mighty rapids on our custom-made sledges. Master the river; be in control.
Sledge 7 km of grade 2 to 3 white water on special river purpose boards. Sturdy, easy to hold on to, very buoyant and highly manoeuvrable, the sledge keeps you slightly more above the water than bodyboards.
This is an action-packed adventure for true water lovers. We start our trip in a secret calm eddy after an introduction to the basic sledging techniques. Here you must perform the minimum skills required to experience this trip.
As we head to the main flow, hold on tight and feel the power of the river as adrenaline kicks in. Ride fast-flowing rapids, blast through waves, spin on giant whirlpools and try wicked rock jumps.
There is a calm final section that allows you to take in the scenery before enjoying a delicious kiwi picnic.
Basic swimming skills are required by all participants.
Please let us know if you have any special requirements or medical conditions that may affect your participation
Sledging is ideal for those who want the riverboarding experience but are lacking in confidence.
WHAT TO BRING
- Swimwear and towel
- Sense of adventure
- Full steam 5mm wetsuit
- Life jacket
- Transport from Queenstown
- Light snacks and refreshments
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.
Full refund will be given providing notice of cancellation is received at least 48 hours of the trip departure.