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King for the Day is a full day rafting experience through the lush wilderness of the West Coast's temperate rainforest. This 20 km journey down the King River is Tasmania's only regular one day wilderness rafting trip and a highlight of any visit to Tasmania's West Coast. This trip has it all, from the exhilaration of the swiftly flowing gorge and the roar of the famous Sailor Jack Rapid, to the serenity of the rivers tree-lined lower reaches.

From Queenstown, our experienced guides will take you to Newall Creek on the King River, where your rafting experience begins.  The journey down the river will take about six hours. We'll paddle past thousands of Huon Pine trees, see the Garfield River platypus pool, traverse the Sailor Jack rapid, spot the Abt Railway, discover West Coast mining history and more. Wildlife in the thick West Coast bush can be hard to see but you may catch a glimpse of a timid platypus or a subtle movement signalling a passing wallaby.  The small birds of the forest are about and as you near the sea the White-bellied Sea Eagle may be soaring overhead.  Evidence of past mining and man’s industrialisation will be everywhere, slowly rusting back into the bush as nature reclaims its own. Our skilled guides will tell of both the natural and human history of the area and ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable day. 

Experience Highlights

• Raft the King River Gorge with exciting Class III Rapids
• Get up close to ancient rainforest and rare Huon Pine and King Billy Pine trees
• See the unspoiled environment of the Garfield River
• Portage the exhilarating Sailor Jack rapid
• Experience the calm, serene reaches of the river
• A beautiful photo opportunity at Water Fall Gully
• Catch glimpses of local wildlife and birds
• Visit sites of historical interest including the original town of Teepookana and the old Cascades Hotel


Full day wilderness rafting experience
• Trained and qualified guides
• Comprehensive commentary on the natural and human history of the area
• All the requisite rafting and safety gear, including wetsuit, helmet and lifejacket
• Generous & scrumptious King River Rafting Lunch, plus River snacks of sweets and nuts and water
• Transport to and from the river from Queenstown. 
• Use of waterproof cameras to take photos of your rafting experience (Take these memories with you: purchase a King River Rafting USB drive with all your photos for $25)
• Review the days photos on the return trip to Queenstown on our bus' TV
• All day parking available at the West Coast Wilderness Railway Station

Suitable for: families with stronger children.
Price: Adults $260, Children $180 (10 - 15 yrs)
Start time: 8am
End time: Approx. 5pm
Duration: 9 hours
Start & end location: West Coast Wilderness Railway station, in Driffield Street, Queenstown
Minimum group of 4, maximum 30.
Operates 7 days per fortnight.

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  • alarm Duration: 480
  • person Age: All Ages
  • people Group Size: Min 1

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  • Available for all ages
  • Packages start from $260.00pp

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  • What is the minimum age for White Water rafting at Queenstown?

    The minimum age for White Water rafting at Queenstown is suitable for all ages.

  • How long does an White Water rafting session at Queenstown last?

    The average White Water rafting session at our Queenstown centre is 8 to 9 hour.

  • Is White Water rafting Queenstown open for bookings during the week?

    Absolutely, however White Water rafting is busiest at the weekend - and our Queenstown centre is no exception. This means you might need a larger group monday through friday.

  • Is White Water rafting Queenstown open for bookings at weekends?

    White Water rafting at Queenstown is busiest at the weekends so we'd definitely recommend booking in advance! Obviously, we'll always try to accommodate last minute White Water rafting bookings but once the spots are booked up they are booked up!

  • How popular is the White Water rafting Queenstown center?

    Geronigo® aims for all of our White Water rafting locations to be amongst the the best and most popular, our White Water rafting Queenstown center is no exception. Book with confidence!

  • Can I buy a gift voucher for White Water rafting Queenstown?

    Yes you can buy White Water rafting Queenstown gift vouchers either online or over the phone. Geronigo® gift vouchers are valid for 12 months, can be gift wrapped or for a last minute gift idea can be instant email delivered. Remember that any gift experience voucher from Geronigo® including our White Water rafting Queenstown vouchers can be used for booking at any of our thousands of Geronigo® adventure locations (for no extra charge!).

  • What is the postcode for White Water rafting Queenstown?

    The postcode for White Water rafting Queenstown is Queenstown TAS 7467. Please note that sometimes our White Water rafting centers are difficult to find from a postcode and satnav. We will supply detailed directions to White Water rafting Queenstown on your booking receipt.

  • Where is White Water rafting Queenstown?

    The White Water rafting Queenstown center is located at the following address: 9-13 Driffield St, Queenstown TAS 7467, Australia. Please note that sometimes our White Water rafting centers are difficult to find, please follow the directions on your booking receipt!

  • How much is White Water rafting at Queenstown?

    The average package price of White Water rafting at Queenstown $300.00. The lowest price is $260.00 with the most expensive option being $300.00.

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