River Surfing

River Surfing

Product Overview

Conquer grade 2-3/4 rapids on a bodyboard.

Optimize the rush by surfing waves, spinning in whirlpools, playing on eddy lines and riding underwater currents.

Experience pristine waters, sheer cliff drops, fast flowing rapids and wicked rock jumps that challenge your nerves.



Product Description

The high-volume Kawarau River is bursting with adrenaline, and this trip will challenge your nerves from start to finish.

Become the King or Queen of the River, riding the rapids on a bodyboard. Enjoy surfing standing waves, riding whirlpools and eddy lines, as well as catching some underwater currents if you are brave enough.

Riversurfing is best suited for people who want the full white water experience.

The bodyboards are light and highly manoeuvrable, allowing you to be more active in the water. It’s the perfect choice for someone looking for the ultimate adventure.

This is an experience not to be missed if you want to try something unique, exciting and that takes you out of your comfort zone. It’s one of Queenstown’s original activities, operating since 1989.

Everyone must be able to swim, be confident in water and reasonably fit.

Departure Times

Departures from Queenstown to Roaring Meg Power Station

  • Peak Season (November – March) Depart twice a day at 8.30am & 2.00pm
  • Shoulder Seasons (September, October and April, May) Departs daily at 10.00am.

About 4.5 hours with up to 2 hours in the river.

What To Bring

Swimwear, towel and sense of adventure!

Company Info


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 water 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.

Our team of guides are highly qualified and experienced. They absolutely love their job!!



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5 Duke Street, Queenstown 9300


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