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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

Highlights

  • Adrenalin pumping rapids
  • Surf the waves and giant whirl pools
  • Fully guided

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.

Whether you choose to come Riversurfing or Sledging you will be truly amazed by 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.

Adult $245.00 (18 years +)
Child $235.00 (Aged 12-17 years)

Duration

  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Pick up from Queenstown - 5 Duke Street.
  • OR
  • Self-drive to base - Roaring Meg Power Station, Kawarau Gorge Rd, Kawarau Gorge 9384.

Notes

  • 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.

    Serious Fun provides all necessary equipment: 5mm full steam wetsuit, booties, gloves, helmet, life jacket and fins.

    After trip treats: snacks and a warm drink.

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

    Check-in: at booked departure time at The Loading Zone, 5 Duke Street or self-drive to the base at Roaring Meg Power Station, Kawarau Gorge Rd, Kawarau Gorge 9384 - 45 minutes after the booked time.

    Extras: Photo package - Want to keep a souvenir of your memorable experience? Add a photo package to your booking! $40.

Available Bookings from August 08 to August 14

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  • Adult$196.00 Less than 6 at this price!
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  • Adult$245.00
  • Child$235.00

  • Adult$196.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$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

4.8

78 reviews

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Nick Coleman from Australia wrote on 13 March 2020

Loved it

Great crew and really fun experience. It was the hi-light of our trip. Highly recommended.

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From Serious Fun Riverboarding - Riversurfing - Level 3

Thanks for your great review ! We are really happy to hear that Riverboarding was one of the best part of your trip, It's a unique experience in New Zealand and we are glad you experienced it. See you next time !

Georgia Elliott from New Zealand wrote on 10 February 2022

BEST THING TO DO IN QUEENSTOWN

Wow. Just wow! What a way to kick start out honey moon by jumping head first into danger! Exhilarating, breath taking, with a hint of terror! I went in feeling head strong and it definitely reminded me I’m human! Pavel and Neil kept us safe and sound while pushing us to our limits and letting us have not just one go, but 2 goes at everything! As well as helping us try out some tricks! Definitely would do it again! PS: I was worried about getting cold!l but that was not an issue at all! With all the protective gear and thick wetsuits I was steaming!!!!

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From Serious Fun Riverboarding - Riversurfing - Level 3

Hi Georgia, Thanks so much for your amazing review! Congrats on getting married and having a wicked honeymoon!! It's so so great to hear that you thought it was a wow trip, exhilarating and breath taking! Yes our guides are awesome and give you a trip to remember. You're right that being cold is not an issue, you work hard which keeps you warm as well as the thick wetsuits. To me it feels fresh and lush! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your honeymoon. Thanks again and see you next time!!

Leanne Mackay from New Zealand wrote on 27 January 2022

Awesome fun

Great people and a great experience thanks Ian and paddles,

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From Serious Fun Riverboarding - Riversurfing - Level 3

Hi Leanne, Thanks for the 5 star review! So good to hear that you had a great time. See you next time!

dianaw7 from New Zealand wrote on 20 January 2022

Awesome fun

Awesome fun - but also safe and great instructors. A really good way to see the beautiful Kawarau river and valley. I hate cold water and surprisingly I was not cold at all (partly due to the great wetsuits) . Highly recommended!

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From Serious Fun Riverboarding - Riversurfing - Level 3

Hi Diana, Thanks for your amazing review! Yes it's a very fun activity and the only way to see the Roaring Meg rapids. The wetsuits are thick enough to keep you warm and the water feels refreshing and pure. Thanks for highly recommending the trip, we think it's pretty awesome too!! See you next time!

allysona from New Zealand wrote on 19 January 2022

Hard work but great fun too

If you like water activities and have a sense of adventure this is for you. You are boarding in the rapids. Our guides were fantastic and helped us through rapids if we needed it and I did! They were knowledgable and informative and had a relaxed manner. I'd recommend this on a hit sunny day...the perfect way to cool down and have a work out too.

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From Serious Fun Riverboarding - Riversurfing - Level 3

Hi Allyson, Thanks for the awesome review! Yes it's a wild ride and you need to be comfortable in water and be reasonably fit. Our guides are amazing and are highly qualified and experienced. They love their jobs!! See you next time!

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