King River Gorge Explorer - from West Coast Queenstown

Feel like an intrepid explorer as you paddle at your own pace through tranquil pools and small shallow rapids of the beautiful King River Gorge…

Highlights

  • Exciting guided kayak tour through calm waters in the King River Gorge
  • Take your time exploring and paddling at your own pace
  • See native birdlife and riverlife, explore for gold, drink the fresh water
  • Visit the 150 meter high Jukes Falls
  • A fantastic activity for the entire family to enjoy

Get ready for an epic journey on this guided, flat water kayak tour that allows you to explore and discover the beauty and wildlife of King River Gorge at a pace that suits you.

Our friendly, qualified guides will provide you with double inflatable kayaks, paddles and safety gear before leading you to a secret place between the Crotty Dam and the John Butters Power Station where the water flows very gently.

You’ll feel invigorated and at one with nature as you breathe in the fresh air while paddling through the glassy water while your guide tells you all about the natural and human history of the area.

Take your time exploring the many creeks, waterfalls, mirror pools and banks covered in lush green rainforest and Huon Pine. Find some of the best skipping stones, drink the pristine freshwater and explore the gravel beds for gold – the choice is yours! Also, make sure to look out for freshwater crayfish, trout, native fish, and the shy forest birds as you paddle!

The entire family will have a fantastic time exploring this wonderful part of Tasmania.

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

Adult $120.00
Child $95.00 (8 - 15 years old)

What's included

  • Trained and qualified guides
  • Double inflatable kayaks, paddles and safety gear
  • Transport to and from the river from Queenstown
  • Comprehensive commentary on the natural and human history of the area
  • Use of waterproof cameras and production of a King River Rafting photo USB drive for purchase ($25)
  • River snacks of sweets and nuts

Duration

  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience

Notes

  • If you are under 18 years old you will need your parent/guardians permission to come. Child age 10 - 15 years.
  • Booking will be confirmed by the tour operator directly after booking.

Available Bookings from June 21 to June 27

Change Dates

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  • Adult$110.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$95.00

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$95.00

  • Adult$95.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$95.00

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$95.00

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$95.00

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$95.00

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julianah from Australia wrote on 22 December 2020

Great experience!

George, one of our guides, was amazing! He was very kind and knowledgeable. Joel the other guide was also good, I just did it get to know him quite as well as he was with the other couple on our trip a bit more. They only take 6 people kayaking so it was a super small intimate group - our family of 4 and the one other couple. They also provide wetsuits, boots, and warm layers which made the trip more fun as we were comfortable. The scenery and immersion into nature was gorgeous! It is best to be fairly fit as there was some portaging over some rocks as the water level was a bit low. But worth the effort! Truly a great experience! I would highly recommend King Rafting and definitely go with them again! Note we also bought the usb for $25 and are looking forward to seeing the photos when we get back to our computers.

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