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Serious Fun Riverboarding - Sledging - Level 2

Ride 7km of grade 3 white water on our river purpose sledges. They are perfect for riding the river, navigating its strong currents, fast flowing water, waves and whirlpools.

 

Come white water sledging with Serious fun, the pioneers of commercial Riverboarding.

Master the river, be in control!

 

Ride 7km of grade 3 white water on our river purpose sledges. They are perfect for riding the river, navigating its strong currents, fast flowing water, waves and whirlpools.

Sturdy, easy to hold on to , the sledge fits the body comfortably and keeps you slightly more above the water than the body boards, but don’t be fooled. Your heart will be racing, and your mind will be trying to make sense of all that fast flowing water and wilderness around you.

There is a calm final section that allows you to take in the scenery as well as interact with your fellow trip goers.

Then there is a delicious Wild Earth lunch at the end of the trip served at the historic Goldfield Mining Centre.

 

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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    Requirements

    A good swimming ability, forward propulsion (freestyle kick) and a sense of adventure are essential.

    **For safety reasons, no hand held cameras are permitted on the river.**

     

    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

    Notes

    • For safety reasons, no hand held cameras are permitted on the river. Minimum age is 12 years old. Moderate level of fitness and water confidence required. Everyone must be able to swim.Serious Fun Riverboarding reserve the right to cancel or amend any trip due to river, road, weather, group and safety conditions
    • All weather 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

    7spaces priced from:

    • Adult$166.10

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$235.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$198.40

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$235.00

    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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    Saskia from Germany wrote on 23 February 2018

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    A real good challange

    You have to be a good swimmer and you have to be on a good level of Fitness. But is was realy fun!100% recommendation :)

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    Umair Sarwar from New Zealand wrote on 03 January 2018

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    AMAZING

    Amazing experince. For sure a must do for anyone who comes to queenstown. They take so much care of you from Point 1 to the end. Must recommend.

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    Jason Hanley from New Zealand wrote on 31 December 2014

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    River Surfing

    Great day out. Excellent guides. Highly recommend this trip. You dont need to be a strong swimmer to enjoy river surfing.

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    Julie Weatherhead from Australia wrote on 22 January 2020

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    Great fun!

    My daughter and i had a great time! I was a rather trepidatious prior but there was no need to be. Safety briefing was good and instructions clear. Our guides made sure we were safe at all times.

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    From Serious Fun Riverboarding - Sledging - Level 2

    Thanks for the fantastic review. Yes I must admit our guides are awesome!! They make the trip even more enjoyable and fun. Great activity to do with your family. See you again for round two!

    David from Australia wrote on 15 January 2020

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    Great Experience!

    Definitely need a strong kick but if your into water sports try this one!

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    From Serious Fun Riverboarding - Sledging - Level 2

    Thanks for the fab review! Its a workout alright . Glad you had a great experience!

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