Kawarau Rapids
Kawarau Rafting
Dog Leg
Kawarau Rapids
Kawarau Rafting

Challenge Rafting Kawarau River Rafting

A great introduction to white water rafting, the four rapids on the Kawarau River are exciting and the scenery is superb.

This grade 2-3 rafting trip is perfect for first time rafters, families and school groups. It provides a great taste of white water action with plenty of opportunities to splash around, try a cliff jump or even swim through a rapid!

Between rapids, you will experience calmer stretches of river, with a unique perspective of the historic Kawarau Bungy Bridge as your raft passes underneath. Experience the rugged Gibbston Valley wine region and Lord of the Rings country as you float through the rocky cliffs and blue waters of the Kawarau River.

The grand finale is the unforgettable 400 metre Dog Leg Rapid which ends your trip on New Zealand’s largest volume commercially rafted river.

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Contact Us

Physical Address

Ground Floor, The Station Building Cnr Shotover and Camp Streets


From $229NZD

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Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Saturday 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday 8:00AM – 5:00PM

Months of Operation

  • Jan - Dec


  • We can pick up from accommodation for morning departures only. For afternoon departures, we ask you to check in at Queenstown Information Centre


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  • Rafting and Raft Combos are great options for conference and incentive groups, team building, school groups, and even family and friends looking for an adventure to do together. We operate our rafting trips all year round and have a number of group options available.

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