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Riverboarding is Serious Fun!

Surfing standing waves, riding whirl pools, squirting, playing on eddie lines and trying some wicked rock jumps are just some of the epic adventures to be had with this team of world class qualified guides.

Operating on two sections of the Kawarau River, the guides will choose either the Chinese Dog Leg or Roaring Meg section depending on water levels and the best available white water rapids to river board on the day.

The pristine waters, sheer drop cliffs, fast flowing rapids and rock jumps will challenge your nerves during this epic Queenstown activity.


  • Transport from central Queenstown
  • All equipment including a 5mm full steam wetsuit, booties, helmet, life jacket and fins.
  • 2 hours on the water
  • Snacks and refreshments at the end of the trip


  • Twice daily: 8:30AM & 2:00PM (November to March)
  • Once daily: 1PM (September, October and April)
  • Once daily: 12 Noon (May)


  • 4.5 hours return - Approx 2 hours in the water.


  • September to May


  • Bring a towel, swimming suit and a sense of adventure!


  • Everyone must be able to swim, be confident in water and reasonably fit.
  • Minimum age is 12 years old.
  • A private guide can be provided on request for children under 12 years of age. Please enquire.
  • Professional photo packages are available for purchase after the trip.
  • Lower water section < 200 cms - Chinese Dog Leg - 8 km Section graded 2-4
  • Higher water section > 200 cms - Roaring Meg - 6 km Section graded 2-3 - run twice
  • Riverboarding is a serious river sport and adventure activity. Strict safety procedures are observed, however the operator cannot absolutely guarantee participant safety. Serious Fun cannot be held responsible for personal injury or for equipment lost or damaged. Participants are required to demonstrate confidence in water and basic swimming skills. Serious Fun reserve the right to cancel or amend any trip due to dangerous river conditions, insufficient numbers or client unsuitability.

Half Day River Boarding:
Includes: Transport, all equipment and light refreshments.

  • Adult $225.00
  • Child $225.00

Riverboarding Location

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