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…


  • 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


  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience


  • 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 October 27 to November 02

Change Dates

All prices are shown in AUD ($)

Tue 27 Oct
Wed 28 Oct
Thu 29 Oct
Fri 30 Oct
Sat 31 Oct
Sun 1 Nov
Mon 2 Nov

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$110.00
  • Child$95.00

6spaces priced from:

  • Adult$95.00
  • Child$95.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$120.00
  • Child$95.00

10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

Spaces Left


    Child 8 - 15 years old

      *Option must be made together with another price type.

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