King for the Day - River Rafting from West Coast Queenstown


Feel like a king as you conquer the King River on this fun and exhilarating full day rafting experience through the lush wilderness of the West Coast rainforest…


  • Exciting 6-hour guided rafting experience on King River through West Coast Rainforest
  • Visit Teepookana and The Old cascades Hotel, Garfield River, West Coast Wilderness Railway
  • See local wildlife, ancient rainforest, beautiful Waterfall Gully and experience calm serene reaches
  • Portage the exhilarating Sailor Jack rapid and raft the fast flowing riverbeds
  • Enjoy a delicious King River rafting lunch plus snacks

If you love nature but enjoy a little excitement too, come and discover the lush wilderness of the West Coast’s rainforest on Tasmania’s only regular one day rafting trip! This epic journey combines exhilarating rapids and exciting rafting with the local wildlife, beautiful sites and serene river reaches making for a great all-round experience.

Our friendly, experienced guides will ensure you are well equipped and briefed before you begin the 6-hour rafting journey at Newall Creek.

Feel your adrenaline rush as you navigate the swift flowing areas of the gorge and traverse the Sailor Jack rapid – enough excitement to keep you on your toes!

As we paddle along the gentle flowing parts of the river, you’ll see the ancient rainforest up close, including rare Huon Pine and King Billy Pine trees.

We’ll visit local historic sites including the town of Teepookana and the Old Cascades Hotel, and you can soak up the beautiful unspoiled environment when we reach Garfield River platypus pool.

Snap some great photos with your waterproof camera at Water Fall Gully, and spot the Abt Railway and local wildlife – you may even see a platypus!

The generous and delicious lunch and snacks will top off your experience, and you’ll be grinning from ear to ear on completion of this amazing day trip.

Departure: West Coast Wilderness Railway station, in Driffield Street, Queenstown.

Adult $260.00
Child $190.00 (10 - 15 years)

What's included

  • Full day wilderness rafting experience with trained and qualified guides
  • Comprehensive commentary on the natural and human history of the area
  • All the requisite rafting and safety gear, including wetsuit, helmet and lifejacket
  • Generous & scrumptious King River Rafting Lunch, plus River snacks of sweets and nuts and water
  • Transport to and from the river from Queenstown or all day parking available at the West Coast Wilderness Railway Station
  • Use of waterproof cameras to take photos of your rafting experience (Take these memories with you: purhcase a King River Rafting USB drive with all your photos for $20)


  • Allow approximately 9 hours for the whole experience



  • If you are under 18 years old you will need your parent/guardians permission to come. Suitable for families with stronger children. Child age 10 - 15 years..

  • Booking will be confirmed by the tour operator directly after booking. .

Available Bookings from 12 Aug to 18 Aug 2022

Change Dates

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Matthew from Australia wrote on 20 December 2020

King River Rafting full day tour

Great trip down the King River. Plenty of excitement during the first section through the gorge, and beautiful scenery all the way downriver. Ollie and George were great, lunch was filling and delicious, and the whole experience was super relaxed.

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cate from Australia wrote on 28 November 2020

Great Family Day Out

Fantastic experience, the crew were happy, friendly and competent. Food provided was terrific. Thanks guys!

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