Water activity

Queenstown: White Water Surfing Along the Kawarau River

Queenstown: White Water Surfing Along the Kawarau River

Activity provider: Serious Fun Riverboarding

From US$ 146.21 per person

Take on this epic whitewater adventure. Experience up to grade 3 rapids with some of the best river boarding guides in the world.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
The Roaring Meg power station is located halfway between Queenstown and Wanaka along Highway 6. Please drive down to the Power Station and wait for us in the car park.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Bodyboard up to 12km down the iconic Kawarau River
  • Experience grade 2-3 river rapids
  • Try something unique and exciting that will take you out of your comfort zone
Full description
Bodyboard up to 12km down the iconic Kawarau River. You’ll enjoy riding white water rapids and even get a chance to try surfing on standing waves, riding whirlpools as well as catching some underwater currents if you are brave enough. The fast Kawarau River bursts with energy, and this trip will challenge your nerves from start to finish. About 1-1.5 hours will be spent in the river.  The bodyboards are light and highly maneuverable, allowing you to be more active in the water. It's the perfect choice for someone looking for the ultimate adventure. You can even choose your own board depending on how much adrenaline you can handle. River surfing is best suited for people who want the full white water experience. You'll get the opportunity to also enjoy some of New Zealand's spectacular scenery on the more gentle parts of the river, and you can also stop for a jump from the cliffs along the river.
  • Return transportation from Queenstown
  • Use of full steam 5mm wetsuit
  • Use of helmet, wet shoes and life jacket
  • Use of bodyboard
  • Light snacks and refreshments
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • Non-swimmers
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Basic swimming skills are required by all participants
  •  An expert guide will be with you the whole time to show you how to make the river work for you
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Fantastic guides and beautiful scenery.

April 5, 2022

Product ID: 358485