Famous due to its proximity with tropical islands, lush forests and Mount Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the state of Sabah located in Borneo. It is located on the west coast of Sabah within the West coast Division. Formerly known as Jesselton, it enjoys a tropical rainforest climate and lies by the coast, overlooking at the South China Sea and bordered by the Crocker range which is home to Mount Kinabalu.
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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.