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Kawarau WW Rafting [ZQN100]
Day Tour, Kawarau WW Rafting

Ideal for first time white water rafting. This grade 2 – 3 river provides stunning scenery and includes the longest commercially rafted rapid, the 400m Dog Leg.

The Kawarau river is ideal for first time rafters or suited to those looking for
a more relaxed rafting experience. There’s plenty of white water action, but
also time to sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery. Keep and
eye on the other rafts though, as there’s a good chance of a water fight.
It’s the Kawarau that starred as the river Anduin in Lord of the Rings. The
grandeur of the canyons imparts a feeling of paddling through the heart of
Middle Earth. Enjoy the unforgettable 400m long Dog Leg rapid- New
Zealand’s longest commercially rafted rapid.

Transfer from Queenstown downtown to rafting base
Full wetsuit rafting clothing and safety equipment
Transfer to Gibbston Valley via Arrowtown
Extensive safety briefing
Rafting on the Kawarau River
Hot showers and sauna
Transfer/ return travel to Queenstown downtown

What You’ll Need:
Swimsuit and towel
Money for snacks and photos

Summer (Oct-May) – 8.15am and 1.15pm
Winter (Jun-Sep) – 8.15am and 1.00pm (Half day approx 4.5 hours)
Minimum age 13 years
Minimum weight 40kg (88lbs)
Under 18 – Guardian conditions apply
Trip requires a minimum number of 8 passengers to confirm
Must be water confident
Closed Christmas Day