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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
37 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 5262
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came on the river boarding tour wanting to engage with the activity we were doing - we didn’t want to sit on a boat or bus for 2+ hours. What we found on the river was absolutely amazing - a crew dedicated to what...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome way to experience the river. Guides were friendly and kept us totally safe. Really appreciated that we could take our own head-mounted GoPro which we couldn't do rafting.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Samalpas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like the water and are up for an adventure then be sure to take a trip with these guys. The team are fantastic and I want to give a personal shout out to Dallas and Pavor who are the two legends that led...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tomwarren93
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

White water rafting...no raft. Seriously. This is what this is. Rough. Punishing. Hardcore. TOTALLY WICKED! Absolutely wrecked me. Very physical, hard on your legs, arms and abs, you'll be exhausted at the end. Instructors very professional. If you don't follow directions you re probably going...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank madtravelgod
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an amazing experience! They were very accommodating in letting me try on the gear to find the perfect fit. On the river, I inhaled water on the first rapid, immediately waved for help, and Dallas was right there to help me through the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank traveler6543987
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A truly fantastic experience, but it is hard work the first time as you feel you are fighting the river when you should be going with the flow. But the staff a bubbly and always close by to make sure you are in the correct...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank easy_life01
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

One of those ‘we did it’ moments. Tiring but so worth it! Challenging but doable and safe. If you have a GoPro, don’t be like me: bring the housing, clip and screw and they’ll hook you up with a helmet that has the mount. Some...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank luizm364
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

This trip was a brilliant mix of adrenaline and fun! All guides were friendly and very helpful and would highly recommend this trip. The rapids were exciting and overall the river boarding was a very fun time. A photographer was also present and took some...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Olewis06
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Loved this! It was a great introduction to a really amazing sport. Dallas and his whole crew were amazing. I was nervous that it was going to be really cold (we did this in November). However, the crew gave us really warm 5mm wetsuits, and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank U1679TEdanielles
EpicQueenstown, Front Office Manager at Serious Fun Riversurfing, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Hey Danielle, so glad you had fun out on the river with us! If you are ever back in Queenstown it would be great to get you out there again! Serious Fun Riverboarding Team

Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

This was one of the best experiences I’ve had in Queenstown, definitely worth a visit. The rapids are scary yet exhilarating and the guides make you feel very safe. The scenery is stunning too :)

Date of experience: October 2018
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EpicQueenstown, Front Office Manager at Serious Fun Riversurfing, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

So glad you had such a good time out there and sounds like you got a good adrenaline rush! Serious Fun Riverboarding Team

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4 June 2018|
Response from EpicQueenstown | Property representative |
4 to 5 hours
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.
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