WATER RAFTING ON THE KAWARAU RIVER
The Extreme Green Rafting Kawarau River expedition is an environmental
adventure combining the challenge of wild water with stunning scenery.
The Kawarau is New Zealand's largest commercially rafted river earning
it an international reputation for white water thrills.
Flowing through the rugged Kawarau Gorge and overlooked by the extensive
Chard Farm and Gibbston Valley wineries, it is a constantly changing
mix of calm, gentle waters and boiling rapids.
The Kawarau Gorge is steeped in history and scenic highlights.
The unique nature of the canyon allows cliff jumping or even a swim
in the smaller rapids. The grand finale is the 400 metre Chinese
Dog Leg rapid - adrenaline inducing and heart pumping - providing
one of the biggest white water rides in NZ.
DURATION: 4 - 5 hours
GRADE: 2 - 3 Difficulty varies depending
on river levels.
DEPARTURE: From the Southern Lakes Information Centre (corner of The Mall and Camp Streets), or pick-ups can be arranged from certain accommodation centres on morning departures.
WHAT YOU NEED: Swimsuit and towel.
WHAT IS SUPPLIED: All transport from town to rafting base.
7mm wetsuits, wetsuit Jackets, booties, spray jackets, helmets,
paddles and life jackets
|1st Oct - 31st May
||8.15am & 1.15pm
| 1st June - 30th Sept
||8.15am & 1.15pm
- Transfer to and from the rafting base
- Full rafting equipment
- Transfer to Raft put in situated in Gibbston Valley
- Extensive safety instruction and paddle briefing
- Raft Kawarau River
- Transfer from Raft take out to rafting base
- Hot showers and Sauna
- Heated changing rooms
We do not recommend valuables to be brought on this trip (Passports,
jewellery, large amounts of cash or travellers cheques)
13 years (Guideline only, please enquire for further information)
Rafting trips are photographed and photos will be available for
viewing / purchase on return to Queenstown.
- Must be notified 24 hours prior to trip departure, otherwise
no refund will be given
- Extreme Green reserve the right to cancel trips due to river or weather conditions