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Serious Fun Riversurfing

37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 5262
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The ultimate Queenstown water activity for true adventure seekers. Come Riverboarding on the Kawarau River, home of river surfing, with the world's pioneering company. Ride grade 2 to 3 rapids on modified bodyboards or specially built sledges for an exciting, thrilling and proactive adventure. If you love thrills, nature, pristine waters, amazing scenery and a good dose of adventure, look no further. During this epic Queenstown activity experience the rush of swimming through raging rapids, surfing standing waves, riding whirlpools, squirting, playing on eddy lines and trying some wicked rock jumps. Choose the trip that suits you the most, harness the power of the Kawarau River and be prepared to have the trip of a lifetime. They are all designed to quench your thirst for adventure. Highlights: * Surf a river wave * Enjoy pristine New Zealand scenery * Play on giant eddy lines * Conquer a wild river with rapids grade 2 to 3 * Experience the river at face level
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  • Average2%
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“river surfing” (41 reviews)
“roaring meg” (11 reviews)
“lead guide” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Slight trepidation turned into full blown adrenaline rush. Thanks so much to Dallas and John for looking after us, particularly my wife who seemed to become more devoted to Dallas as the river rushed by... Thanks again team and it was great to meet the...More

Thank 495Pip
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, this was significantly more intense than I was expecting. I am sad to say that I am hanging up my flippers and have retired from riverboarding. I would say this is a young person's game but seeing as I am only 30, I am...More

Thank laurenbf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of fun. Thanks Dallas, Stu and other instructors. Second run was great as you knew more of what you were in for but still there were some surprises (like getting caught in the whirlpool and getting out myself).

Thank Duncan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have a family of five with one seventeen year-old, one fifteen year-old, and one fourteen year-old. My son who is fourteen went twice he had so much fun! I would definitely recommend bringing a GoPro as you go underwater quite a lot! The staff...More

Thank gnvhp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were such professional and cool people and really made sure we felt safe during the whole experience! The location is so beautiful it feels amazing to really be in the nook and cranny of Mother Nature :) Seeing as river boarding is something...More

1  Thank alexstefanovic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did Riversurfing with our 14 and 10 year old sons today. So much fun! Challenging at times but the guides definitely have your back. My 10 year old had his own guide Harry, who was awesome and very patient! Pavel and Dallas were watching...More

1  Thank Jacqui M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

River boarding is an amazing experience! The crew are highly skilled managing to rescue multiple members of our group and still keep everyone laughing! Really good value for money!!

1  Thank Monica P
Reviewed 11 December 2017

We took a trip down the river with Serious Fun Riversurfing. This was a great family activity and definitely more fun and better value for money than the shotover jet. My daughter was apprehensive however they provided her with a guide that stuck by her...More

1  Thank Marianne B
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Went riversurfing in November 2017 and had a blast! the instructors were knowledgeable, confident and hilarious. Spent about 2.5 hours in the water and every minute was insane. Dallas is the best dude out there 100%

1  Thank Cameron O
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Had an absolute blast riversurfing. Shout out to Dallas and Neil for excellent guiding. Almost and hour and a half in the water hitting the rapids on the beautiful Kawarau River. I highly recommend doing the second run as it is even better than the...More

1  Thank Dan M
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27 April 2017|
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Response from mattknox40 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. The people running the operation talked about only being for the summer months.
Bram N
7 January 2017|
Response from Barbara B | Reviewed this property |
I am not an operator of the River boarding, but have a brochure from when we did it a few weeks ago. It states that the level 3: river surfing season is Sept-May. If you are able to do it and are comfortable in the... More