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King River Gorge White Water Rafting Day Trip from Queenstown Including the West Coast Wilderness Railway

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Queenstown, Australia
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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Combine two thrilling adventures into one day on this 6-hour tour from Queenstown. First, get your adrenaline pumping as you try white water rafting and paddle past the waterfalls and rain forest of the King River Gorge. Then, jump aboard a steam train for a spectacular journey back to Queenstown along the West Coast Wilderness Railway.
  • Full-day white water rafting and West Coast Wilderness Railway tour from Queenstown
  • Tackle the thrilling Grade 4 rapids of the King River
  • Admire the dramatic scenery of the King River gorge
  • Ride a steam train along the West Coast Wilderness Railway
  • Full instruction provided: suitable for complete beginners
All necessary rafting equipment
Professional guide
Snacks
Ride on the West Coast Wilderness Steam Railway
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Lunch
DVD (available to purchase)
Towel

Departure Point

West Coast Wilderness Railway (Queenstown Station), 1 Driffield St, Queenstown TAS 7467, Australia

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide at the West Coast Wilderness Railway Station on Drifield Street in central Queenstown, and soak up the scenery on the bus journey to Newell Creek, the starting point for your rafting tour.

After a safety briefing, get suited up in your wetsuit, life jacket and helmet, and learn the basic maneuvers under the guidance of your instructor before heading out. Then, set out on a thrilling white water rafting adventure, cruising through the wild terrain of the King River Gorge.

Work together with your team to paddle downstream, tackle the hair-raising rapids and navigate rocky outcrops. Along the way, soak up the magnificent scenery as you pass through lush Tasmanian rainforest and Huon Pine forests, look out for native wildlife such as platypus, as you cross the Garfield River and Sailor Jack Creek.

Back on dry land, get ready for the second part of your adventure – a ride on the famous West Coast Wilderness Railway. After being driven to the remote Dubbil Barril railway station, hop aboard a traditional steam train and admire the spectacular scenery as you climb through the rugged gorge.

After an unforgettable journey, arrive back in Queenstown, where your tour ends at the West Coast Wilderness Railway Station.

Please note: All equipment is provided, but you will need to bring a swimsuit to wear under your wetsuit and a towel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
King River Rafting
We meet at the West Coast Wilderness Railway Station in Queenstown where we get changed and depart for our rafting adventure on the King River. It is a great placed to start with views of Mt Owen and the all important Mt Lyell mine. Below the the steam train is prepared with all the noise, steam and excitement that you would expect.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY KING RIVER RAFTING

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during King River Gorge White Water Rafting Day Trip from Queenstown Including the West Coast Wilderness Railway?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by King River Gorge White Water Rafting Day Trip from Queenstown Including the West Coast Wilderness Railway.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during King River Gorge White Water Rafting Day Trip from Queenstown Including the West Coast Wilderness Railway?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by King River Gorge White Water Rafting Day Trip from Queenstown Including the West Coast Wilderness Railway.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during King River Gorge White Water Rafting Day Trip from Queenstown Including the West Coast Wilderness Railway?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by King River Gorge White Water Rafting Day Trip from Queenstown Including the West Coast Wilderness Railway.

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