at 9.00am and 1.30pm. Clients on morning excursions are picked up from
their Queenstown hotel and returned to the Queenstown Rafting Adventure
Centre, 35 Shotover Street, Queenstown. Clients on afternoon departures
leave from and return to the Rafting Adventure Centre. There is no afternoon
be cancelled at short notice due to bad weather or poor river conditions.
Kawarau is the largest river in terms of water volume commercially rafted
in New Zealand. It contains frequent stretches of quiet water and is
ideal for first-time rafters. The trip includes four rapids.
from hotel or Queenstown Rafting Adventure Centre to Cavells Rafting
Lodge. Full wetsuit rafting clothing and other equipment provided. Extensive
safety instruction and lessons on paddling technique. Hot showers and
sauna after rafting excursion. Complimentary tea and coffee. Snacks
available for purchase. Return transfer to Queenstown Rafting Adventure
you arrive at Cavells Rafting Lodge you will change into a full wetsuit
with a wetsuit jacket, spray jacket, wetsuit booties, a safety helmet
and life jacket. You will be given a paddle. You will then be driven
to your inflatable raft launch point on the Kawarau River. Here highly
qualified instructors will explain safety procedures and paddling techniques.
And you are off.
holds a lot of water and there are long quiet stretches where you can
practice your paddling and enjoy the scenery. You will experience the
thrill of four rapids - Smiths Falls, Twin Bridges, Do Little Do Nothing,
and the unforgettable 400 metres of thundering, foaming water - the Chinese
Dog Leg. At the end of your ride you can enjoy a hot shower and a sauna.
There is free tea and coffee and soft drinks and snacks for sale.
to take a towel and a swimsuit and a small amount of cash for drinks and
involves a degree of risk and the operator cannot absolutely guarantee
participants safety. Rafting is not available to children under 13.
Contact the operator prior to leaving Queenstown if you have a disability
or medical condition which may make you unfit to take the trip.
is taken for clients belongings. It is recommended you do not take valuables
such as jewellery and passports.