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Serious Fun Riverboarding - Sledging - Level 2

Ride 7km of grade 3 white water on our river purpose sledges. They are perfect for riding the river, navigating its strong currents, fast flowing water, waves and whirlpools.

Highlights

  • Adrenalin pumping white water action
  • Stunning scenery
  • Experienced local guides

Come white water sledging with Serious fun, the pioneers of commercial Riverboarding.


Master the river, be in control!


Ride 7km of grade 3 white water on our river purpose sledges. They are perfect for riding the river, navigating its strong currents, fast flowing water, waves and whirlpools.

Sturdy, easy to hold on to, the sledge fits the body comfortably and keeps you slightly more above the water than the body boards, but don’t be fooled. Your heart will be racing, and your mind will be trying to make sense of all that fast flowing water and wilderness around you.

There is a calm final section that allows you to take in the scenery as well as interact with your fellow trip goers.

Then there is a delicious Wild Earth lunch at the end of the trip served at the historic Goldfield Mining Centre.


The most exciting water activity on the Planet.


Do you love thrills, spills, stunning views and Whitewater? There is nothing more exciting than a Whitewater riverboarding trip on the spectacular Kawarau River.


Choose the board you want to ride based on the level of adrenaline you want to experience, harness the power of the Kawarau River and be prepared to have the trip of a lifetime.

Whether you choose to come Riversurfing or Sledging you will be truly amazed by the scenery, your adrenaline will be pumping and you will be left with the feeling you have just conquered one magnificent wild river.


The Original adventure activity in Queenstown operating since 1989.


Interesting Facts:

We are the first commercial riverboarding operation in the world, operating since 1989 with a 100% safety record.

In 2012 “The Great Adventures of the World” book by Lonely Planet named White Water Sledging the best water activity in the World and the Kawarau River the best river to do it.

Adult $245.00 (18 years +)
Child $235.00 (Aged 12-17 years)

Duration

  • Allow approximately 5 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Pick up from Queenstown - 5 Duke Street.
  • OR
  • Self-drive to base - Goldfields Mining Centre Carpark, State Highway 6, Cromwell.

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 12
  • Moderate level of fitness and water confidence required.

    Participants must be able to swim.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Notes

  • All-weather activity

    Requirements:

    A good swimming ability, forward propulsion (freestyle kick) and a sense of adventure are essential.

    For safety reasons, no handheld cameras are permitted on the river.

    Serious Fun Riverboarding reserves the right to cancel or amend any trip due to river, road, weather, group and safety conditions.

    Check-in: at departure time at the Loading Zone at 5 Duke Street or self-drive to the base at Goldfields Mining Centre Carpark, State Highway 6, Cromwell 9384 at 11.45am.

    Extras: Photo package - Want to keep a souvenir of your memorable experience? Add a photo package to your booking! $40.

Available Bookings from December 03 to December 09

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult$206.80 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$235.00

  • Adult$245.00
  • Child$235.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.8

29 reviews

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xmc from New Zealand wrote on 01 December 2021

A must do in Queenstown

Excellent experience, A must do in Queenstown. The guides are superb.

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Cameron Huxely from New Zealand wrote on 01 February 2021

Simply awesome

Due to the small group we got 1:1 support and it was great

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From Serious Fun Riverboarding - Sledging - Level 2

Hi Cameron, Thanks so much for your amazing review. Yes we think it's simply awesome too! The plus right now is small groups which is great. See you next time!!

Stephanie Manning from New Zealand wrote on 16 January 2021

Fun

We had a great time, felt very safe with our guides.

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From Serious Fun Riverboarding - Sledging - Level 2

Thanks Stephanie for the great review! It's so good to hear you had a great trip and our guides are awesome. See you next time!

Rochelle Everest from New Zealand wrote on 09 January 2021

Awesome challenge!

Great staff, great scenery and a great challenge to get the adrenaline flowing. All 5 of us would definitely be keen to do it again.

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From Serious Fun Riverboarding - Sledging - Level 2

Thanks Rochelle for the awesome review!! You are so right our staff are great, it's a beautiful spot and an awesome challenge! See you next time.

naomi from New Zealand wrote on 03 January 2021

5 stars

Great staff and atmosphere, well worth the money, a life time experience

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From Serious Fun Riverboarding - Sledging - Level 2

Hi Naomi, thanks so much for the review. Great to hear you enjoyed the trip and thought it was value for money. We think it's an experience of a lifetime and some thing you will never forget. Great memories. You're right our staff are great and so experienced! See you next time.

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      *This option must be made together with another price type.
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