- ABOUT THE SPOT
White Water Sledging 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. It doesn’t matter if you call it white-water surfing or sledging. Here you can have the thrilling experience of surfing and descending down the waters of Kawarau River.
Although the water is calm in most parts, you won’t miss the thrilling feeling of fighting with the river during the various rapids. You’ll have the chance to choose between grade 2-3 Roaring Meg rapid and grade 2-4 Chinese Dogleg rapid. Enjoy the magnificent and wild scenery surrounding the river.
Don’t forget to bring your bathing suit and a towel with you! Basic swimming skills required.