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Serious Fun Riversurfing

Queenstown, New Zealand
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About Serious Fun Riversurfing
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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Kikki wrote a review Apr 2022
Auckland, New Zealand320 contributions68 helpful votes
Review of: Riversurfing
We were looking for something other than rafting (been there, done that). The day was FREEZING. Once in the wetsuits we were warm and were never cold again amazingly so don't let that ruin your ambition to go. I really enjoyed this experience except that I struggled with the rapids too much, which tired me out. Luckily, a guide was there and saw I was struggling and helped me the rest of the way, which I am ever grateful for. Sam made sure I still enjoyed myself and was able to recover some energy. I won't be doing it again but I recommend giving it a go. I can tick that off my bucket list!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from RiverboardingNZ, Front Office Manager at Serious Fun Riversurfing
Responded 1 May 2022
Hi Kikki, Thanks so much for your fantastic review! Yes we are definitely next level to rafting!! It's good that you said you weren't cold even on a freezing day. The wetsuits are super thick and keep you warm and yes you are working hard in the rapids which also keeps you warm. Our guides are amazing and will look after you and make sure you have a great time. It's a bucket list activity for sure! Thanks for recommending us!
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carlabD9329FX wrote a review Apr 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
This is a great trip and well worth doing. It is something completely different but heaps of fun. The guides are lovely and super helpful
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from RiverboardingNZ, Front Office Manager at Serious Fun Riversurfing
Responded 1 May 2022
Hi Carla, Thanks so much for the fantastic 5 star review! Yes you are right it is completely different and heaps of fun. Our guides are the best and they really make the trip. See you next time!
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evman00 wrote a review Apr 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand196 contributions37 helpful votes
Review of: Riversurfing
Best way to describe this is 100 times better than rafting a river. The experience is in the water but you are warm because you are moving more and holding onto the board. I did this with my wife and we enjoyed the scenery as much as the adventure. The river was really low so the trip took 1 hour which was awesome and made it so much more enjoyable. The guides were friendly and helpful Recommend this well above so many other things to do in Queenstown. It a hidden unknown gem of an experience.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from RiverboardingNZ, Front Office Manager at Serious Fun Riversurfing
Responded 3 Apr 2022
Hi Evan, Thanks so much for the amazing review! 100 times better than rafting a river is a fantastic compliment that we really appreciate. Yes the scenery is breathtaking, New Zealand at it's best and the adventure is truly unique and wild. Thanks for the recommendation of things to do in Queenstown. See you next time!
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Ashley wrote a review Mar 2022
Taupo, New Zealand7 contributions
Review of: Riversurfing
This experience is definitely one to to remember, if you are thinking about doing it, just do it. It was truly awesome. Every single moment before, during and after I felt entirely safe. The guides were AWESOME, the best guides I’ve ever had while doing an activity. Absolutely worth the money. 10/10, the activity itself was so much fun.
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Response from RiverboardingNZ, Front Office Manager at Serious Fun Riversurfing
Responded 3 Apr 2022
Hi Ashley, Thanks so much for your awesome review! Yes it's truly awesome and you will have memories forever. Our guides are awesome and we think they are the best in the business! We also think the trip is good value and you get a lot for your money. Many thanks and see you next time!
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Bijou H wrote a review Feb 2022
Chicago4 contributions
Review of: Riversurfing
All I can say is WOW! I had the most amazing time doing this activity. I'll admit I was pretty scared going into it as I don't consider myself the strongest swimmer in the land. But there's a reason everyone mentions the guides in their reviews -- they are AWESOME. That's all there is to it. BEST guides I've encountered on an adventure like this. They made me feel so safe that I could actually relax (a bit! not too much!) and enjoy the ride. I have never done anything like this in all my travels and I can't recommend it enough. You will not regret taking this trip.
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Date of experience: February 2022
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Response from RiverboardingNZ, Front Office Manager at Serious Fun Riversurfing
Responded 22 Feb 2022
Hi Bijou, Thank you so so much for the amazing review!! It's so good to hear that you think it's a WOW trip, with amazing guides that made you feel safe. It's a very unique trip that you can't do in many places so thanks for joining the trip, getting the word out and recommending us!! Thanks again and see you next trip!!
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