Serious Fun Riverboarding



The perfect way to tackle the mighty rapids of the Kawarau river.

Nov - Mar

Level 2


Master the River, be in control.

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 manoeuvrable, the sledge keeps you slightly more above the water than bodyboards.  This is an action packed white water adventure for true water lovers.

We start our 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 whirl pools and try wicked rock jumps. 

There is a calm final section that allows you to take in the scenery, and chillax.




Pick Up Locations

Queenstown Shop

37 Shotover St, Central Queenstown.  We're in the Info & Track Centre. If you are using our complementary shuttle service, please arrive here 15 minutes before your trip time to check-in.

Goldfields Mining Centre

State Highway 6, near Cromwell.  We have a self-drive option where you can drive to our trip meeting point 30 minutes after your trip start time.  Sometimes our shuttle is a little late due to traffic or roadworks on Highway 6, so just wait there for us to arrive.  

The Goldfields Mining Centre can be easily found on Highway 6, between Queenstown and Wanaka. Please wait for us in the carpark.

What to bring

  • Swimwear and towel 
  • Sense of adventure

What's provided?

  • Full Steam 5mm Wetsuit 
  • Booties
  • Life Jacket
  • Helmet
  • Fins
  • Sledge
  • Transport from Queenstown
BOOK NOW 0800 SERIOUS (737 468)