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“river surfing”(44 reviews)
“roaring meg”(12 reviews)
“rough water”(4 reviews)
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 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

Thank CMR555
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

Thank Tania H
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

Thank Lizzie T
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.

Thank pickle076
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

Thank Adrenalinetravellers
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

Thank KerieS2
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

This was a GREAT experience but, you need to know this activity requires a bit more than just being a good swimmer as this is not an easy float down a river. You’re going to have to work to stay with the group, fight against...More

Thank Dexter F
Reviewed 8 February 2018

From the moment you hop on the bus in Queenstown the staff treat you on this amazing adventure! Great talk by Dallas so we knew what to expect when we got to Roaring Meg (the start point of this epic adventure). We were in group...More

Thank rtb3
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

I was lucky enough to do this 5 years ago and loved it so much I had to have another go, and I can honestly say this was still an unforgettable experience. Not for the faint hearted is a very tough challenge but one to...More

Thank DanH2444
Reviewed 5 February 2018

River boarding down the Kawarau River is one of the less widely known activities available for visitors to Queenstown. I first undertook the activity in 1994 when my then 14-year-old twin daughters and I swam the river with Serious Fun, River Surfing. In early 2018,...More

Thank Tim 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