The Free State is situated on the flat boundless plains in the heart of South Africa. Known locally as the "breadbasket" of South Africa, it is an agricultural city and most of its land lies at 1000 m/3281 ft above sea level. It is the land of rugby, sunny skies and characterized by a continental climate, with warm to hot summers and cool to cold winters.
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Rafting in Kawarau River, Queenstown, Otago New Zealand
Kawarau River lies on the east side of Queenstown and begins its course from Lake Wakatipu and extends 37 mi/60 km further away, until it merges with Lake Dunstan. The river and the surrounding area were the setting for the film Lord of the Rings. Kawarau River is ideal for beginner rafters offering a unique and exhilarating experience.
Although the water is calm in most parts, you won’t miss the thrilling feeling of fighting with the river during the four rapids. You’ll have the chance to relish the remarkable 1312 ft/400 m long Dog Leg rapid. Enjoy the magnificent and wild scenery, as well as the view while passing under the historic Kawarau Bridge. Don’t forget to bring your bathing suit and a towel with you!
Grade river: 2-3. If you wish to enjoy rafting, you can choose one of the rafting companies based in Queenstown. Hotel pick-up can be arranged, if required.
Relevant activites based in New Zealand
January – NEW ZEALAND
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Kaituna River.
Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.