1 Day Serious Fun Riverboarding/Sledging - Serious Fun Riverboarding

Sledge 9km of New Zealand’s best white water on a sturdy buoyant board that is easy to maneuver. Sledge down grade 2-3 rapids for a wild fun adventure. Your sledge will smash through the rapids. The high volume Kawarau River burst with adrenaline and fun then becomes calm for the final section that allows you to take in the scenery and chill.


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  • Sledge 9km of New Zealand’s best white water on a sturdy buoyant board that is easy to maneuver.
  • Sledge 7 km of grade 2 to 3 white water on special river purpose boards.  
  • Sturdy, easy to hold on to, very buoyant and highly maneuverable, the sledge keeps you slightly more above the water than bodyboards. 
  • This is an action packed white water adventure for true water lovers.
  • You will start the trip in a secret calm eddy after an introduction on the basic sledging techniques. Here you must perform the minimum skills required to experience this trip.
  • As we head to the main flow, hold on tight and feel the power of the river as adrenaline kicks in.
  • Ride fast flowing rapids, blast through waves, spin on giant whirlpools and try wicked rock jumps. 
  • There is a calm final section that allows you to take in the scenery and chill.


  • Equipment - 5mm full steam wetsuit, booty's, fins, buoyancy aid, helmet sledge.
  • Transport

Day 1 : Sledging Itinerary

Join our fully qualified and experienced guides in small personalized groups for a half day all-weather adventure. Step up your water experience to our second level of adrenalin rush. Ride grade 2-3 Roaring Meg rapids on our custom made river sledges, which are buoyant and maneuverable, easy to hold on to and channeled to fit the body comfortably. Sledging is a great way to get up close and personal with the mighty waters of the Kawarau River. Experience fast flowing rapids, waves, boils, whirlpools, and a chill out final section, which allows enjoyment of the amazing Kawarau River scenery.

Meals: None


Departs: Daily - September to May.  

Pickup: 11am from Queenstown.

Please meet at the Loading Zone at 5 Duke Street (opposite the Sofitel) at your departure time.
For self-drive, please meet us at Goldfields Mining Centre Carpark, State Highway 6, Cromwell 9384.

Return: Queenstown


What to Bring:

Sense of adventure

Important Information:

All clients must be water confident and demonstrate basic swimming skills. Reasonable level of fitness required.
Minimum age for Sledging is 12 years of age.
We reserve the right to cancel or amend any trip due to dangerous river conditions, insufficient numbers or client unsuitability.


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