Kawarau River Rafting

Super scenic, playful & fun for all!  The Kawarau River / ideal for first time rafters or suited to those looking for a more relaxed rafting experience, or groups of mixed ability/ages. There is plenty of white water action, but also time to sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery. Keep an eye on the other rafts though, as there is a good chance of a water fight!

It's the Kawarau River 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 before returning to Queenstown for a hot shower at Rafting Base.

  • Grade 2-3 Whitewater Rafting on the Kawarau River
  • Lord of The Rings country
  • Raft under the world's first commercial Bungy operation

Book Your Kawarau River Rafting

Leaving from Queenstown

Duration: All Year
Departs: Go Orange, 35 Shotover Street

From NZD: $199

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  • Minimum age - 13 years.
  • Weight restrictions - 40 kg to 120kg (weighing maybe required upon check-in).
  • Under 18 years - Guardian conditions apply.
  • Suitable for water competent people of moderate fitness.
  • People with a heart condition or taking heart medication are unable to participate.
  • Trip operates with a minimum of 8 people.
  • Trips are weather, river level and/or water temperature dependent.
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