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Serious Fun Riverboarding - Riversurfing - level 3

Experience the exhilarating feeling of conquering grade 3 rapids tailored by the world’s best Riverboarding guides

 

Challenge yourself to our top rush!

 

The Original adventure activity in Queenstown operating since 1989.

Take on a whitewater adventure where you are actually in the water.

Experience the exhilarating feeling of conquering grade 3 rapids tailored by the world’s best Riverboarding guides.

Bodyboard up to 14km of Whitewater on the mighty Kawarau River. On this trip you not only ride the river and its raging white water, you’ll also enjoy it`s features like surfing the waves, spinning on giant whirl pools, playing on eddy lines, as well as catching some underwater currents if you are brave enough ( this is called squirting).

This high volume river is rocking with adrenaline and this trip will redefine your perception of adventure.

 

The most exciting water activity on the Planet.

Do you love thrills, spills, stunning views and Whitewater? There is nothing more exciting than a Whitewater riverboarding trip on the spectacular Kawarau River.

Choose the board you want to ride based on the level of adrenaline you want to experience, harness the power of the Kawarau River and be prepared to have the trip of a lifetime.

Weather you choose to come Riversurfing or Sledging you will be truly amazed with the scenery, your adrenaline will be pumping and you will be left with the feeling you have just conquered one magnificent wild river.

The Original adventure activity in Queenstown operating since 1989.

 

Interesting Facts:

  • We are the first commercial riverboarding operation in the world, operating since 1989 with a 100% safety record.
  • In 2012 “The Great Adventures of the World” book by Lonely Planet named White Water Sledging the best water activity in the World and the Kawarau River the best river to do it.
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    Serious Fun provide all necessary equipment: 5mm full steam wetsuit, booties, gloves, helmet, life jacket and fins.

    After trip treats: snacks and warm drink

    Duration: 4 hours return, with 2 - 2.5 hours wet

    Check-in: 15 minutes prior to departure at The Station booking centre on Camp Street during September, October and May and check in 15 minutes prior to departure at 37 Shotover Street November through April.

     

    Adult $235.00

    Duration

    • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience

    Notes

    • Minimum age 12 years old, Moderate level of fitness and water confidence required. Serious Fun reserve the right to cancel or amend any trip due to river, road, weather, group and safety conditions
    • All weather activity, Family activity.

    Available Bookings from February 25 to March 02

    Change Dates

    All prices are shown in NZD ($)

    Tue 25 Feb
    Wed 26 Feb
    Thu 27 Feb
    Fri 28 Feb
    Sat 29 Feb
    Sun 1 Mar
    Mon 2 Mar

    4spaces priced from:

    • Adult$199.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$235.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$188.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$235.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$188.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$188.00

    5spaces priced from:

    • Adult$235.00

    3spaces priced from:

    • Adult$235.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$188.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$235.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$188.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$188.00

    Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

    Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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    Marianne from Australia wrote on 09 December 2017

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    Great family fun

    More fun than the shotover jet!! Our 12 year old was a bit nervous but she had an experienced guide with her the whole way. She loved it, along with the rest of us. Highly recommended if you love the water.

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    Rebecca from New Zealand wrote on 21 January 2019

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    Not to be missed!!!

    Wow! I was completely blown away by this experience! It’s fast and the adrenaline is pumping! Forget doing a Bungy if your a thrill seeker this is a must do!!! I was pretty intimidated by the river but I got on with it and I’m so pleased I did it! Guides were great and looked out for everyone well! Love love loved it.

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    From Serious Fun Riverboarding - Riversurfing - level 3

    So happy to hear you loved the riverboarding experience as much as we do! Thanks so much for the amazing review :)

    Daniel Allman from Australia wrote on 04 December 2018

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    Awesome Crew and Experience

    It is not as scary as it sounds. The crew that look after you have that laid back professionalism that Queenstown is renowned for. We were looked after by the world champion and the runner up in riverboarding so we were very safe. They are a great bunch of guys and the experience is well worth it. My tip, make sure you do the second run as you have alot more fun!!!

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    From Serious Fun Riverboarding - Riversurfing - level 3

    Thank you so much for posting a review and for the great advice, :) the Serious Fun Crew

    Mark Nicholls from Australia wrote on 09 October 2017

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    Great experience

    Would highly recommend. Great staff, awesome experience that you couldn't get in many other places Even got a little flip off a jumping rock at the end

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    From Serious Fun Riverboarding - Riversurfing - level 3

    Thanks for the feedback Mark

    Dylan Guitry from New Zealand wrote on 18 February 2020

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    Exhilarating fun in the water

    An adrenaline rush, physically tiring and not for the faint hearted. Well looked after by experienced guides. Only dropped to 4 stars as price was a little expensive

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    From Serious Fun Riverboarding - Riversurfing - level 3

    Thanks for the great review! it's definitely an adrenaline rush and physical activity. The price reflects the cost of running a fun, enjoyable and safe activity. Thanks again for joining us!

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