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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
Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 5262
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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
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EpicQueenstown, Front Office Manager at Serious Fun Riversurfing, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

One of the best experience’s I’ve had in Queenstown. Great tour down the rapids, exhilarating and breathtaking at the same time. The staff are fun and professional, I would do it again if I ever get to come back to NZ. 5 Stars

Date of experience: October 2018
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EpicQueenstown, Front Office Manager at Serious Fun Riversurfing, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Amazing to hear that, thank you! So glad you loved it as much as we do. Definitely come and see us again if you are ever back in Queenstown. Serious Fun Riverboarding Team

Reviewed 21 October 2018

After a nice drive to the starting point, you get all the necessary gear - the wetsuits are amazing, is wasn't cold at all once in the water! The guides are amazing, fun and very professional - you feel save all the time! Once on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

I had done the same river-surfing trip some 20 years ago, so was great to see it still going. Dallas and the other guides were great and looked after my wife who found it a bit tough at first but once you get comfortable it...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

First trip was quite scary but the two guides were absolutely fantastic and ever so patient. I was worried about the cold but alas not a problem at all! Braved it a second time and was so glad i did! Loved it the second time...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Riverboarding was the highlight of my boyfriend and my vacation to Queenstown. We were debating staying an extra day to do another tour! Dallas and G-money were absolutely amazing as they gave us multiple recommendations for the rest of our stay while pointing out key...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic time with Dallas and George riversurfing. A brilliant combination of adrenaline, great scenery and a bit of exercise. Friends who have seen our go pro video have added this to their bucket list. You should too.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

I had my birthday trip to the lovely South Island of New Zealand with my partner in February 2018, and chose river surfing to celebrate being 30 years young! Neither of us had heard of the activity prior to finding Seriously Fun Riversurfing and we...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Stoked to finally tick this one off the list, what a fun day. The staff were all super friendly and knowledgeable and looked after us so well. The water was suprisingly warm with our thick wetsuits on, and the rapids were great fun. Nice to...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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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