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King River Gorge Rafting and Steam Train Experience from West Coast Queenstown

Enjoy a collaborative adventure that combines exhilarating white-water rafting with a scenic steam train ride through the stunning and historical West Coast wilderness…

Highlights

  • Exciting full day guided wilderness rafting experience along the King River Gorge
  • See local wildlife, ancient rainforest, calm riverbeds and exhilarating rapids including Sailor Jack
  • Ride the heritage steam train along the West Coast Wilderness Railway
  • Visit Rinadeena and Lynchford train stations and pan for gold

Get ready to enjoy two thrilling experiences, by river and land on this epic six hour adventure that takes you from exhilarating rafting along the King River to fascinating views by steam train along the West Coast Wilderness Railway.

You’ll begin the day near the mountains of the West Coast Range where your friendly rafting guide will brief you before you start your 7km journey through the rapids of the King River Gorge.

Enjoy some peaceful moments as we paddle through tranquil water surrounded by beautiful ancient rainforest and rare Huon Pine trees.

Take a moment to breathe in the fresh enjoy and enjoy unspoiled views of nature at Garfield River before things get exciting again leading into the portage at the Sailor Jack Rapid! And make sure to catch a glimpse of the Railway and native wildlife along the way.

Once we reach Dubbil Barril Station you’ll jump on the steam train and soak up some amazing views as we travel over a steep ridge and through dense wilderness. Along the way, we will stop at Rinadeena where you can enjoy a complimentary hot drink and Lynchford where you can try your luck at gold panning before you are returned to Queenstown after an amazing day out!

Departure: West Coast Wilderness Railway station, in Driffield Street, Queenstown

Adult $300.00
Child $240.00 (10 - 15 years)

What's included

  • Full day wilderness rafting experience with trained and qualified guides
  • Comprehensive commentary on the natural and human history of the area
  • All the requisite rafting and safety gear, including wetsuit, helmet and lifejacket
  • River snacks of sweets, nuts, bottled water and complimentary hot drink at the Rinadeena cafe
  • Transport to the river from Queenstown, return to Queenstown on the West Coast Wilderness Railway heritage steam train
  • Use of waterproof cameras to take photos of your rafting experience (Take these memories with you: purchase a King River Rafting USB drive with all your photos for $25)

Duration

  • Allow approximately 6 hours for the whole experience

Notes

  • If you are under 18 years old you will need your parent/guardians permission to come. Suitable for families with stronger children. Child age 10 - 15 years.
  • Booking will be confirmed by the tour operator directly after booking.

Available Bookings from September 28 to October 04

Change Dates

All prices are shown in AUD ($)

Mon 28 Sep
Tue 29 Sep
Wed 30 Sep
Thu 1 Oct
Fri 2 Oct
Sat 3 Oct
Sun 4 Oct

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$240.00
  • Child$240.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$300.00
  • Child$240.00

10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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    Child 10 - 15 years

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