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  •  Activities
  •  Queenstown, Strahan
  •  Tasmania Queenstown King River Gorge Explorer Half Day Kayaking Tour

Tasmania Queenstown King River Gorge Explorer Half Day Kayaking Tour

King River Rafting

  • Queenstown, Strahan
  • English
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Instant Confirm

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Trained and qualified guides
  • 2. Double inflatable kayaks, paddles and safety gear
  • 3. Return transport between the river and the departure point in Queenstown.
  • 4. Comprehensive commentary on the natural and human history of the area
  • 5. Use of waterproof cameras and production of a photo USB drive for purchase (extra $25)
  • 6. River snacks of sweets and nuts
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1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. Trained and qualified guides
  • 2. Double inflatable kayaks, paddles and safety gear
  • 3. Return transport between the river and the departure point in Queenstown.
  • 4. Comprehensive commentary on the natural and human history of the area
  • 5. Use of waterproof cameras and production of a photo USB drive for purchase (extra $25)
  • 6. River snacks of sweets and nuts

Not included

  • 1. Transport from/to hotels
  • 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 3. Souvenirs
  • 4. Travel Insurance
Destination Queenstown, Strahan
Depature point ● Departs: Operates 7 days per fortnight
● Departure Point: West Coast Wilderness Railway station, in Driffield Street, Queenstown
● Departure Time: 10:00 (approx.)
* Departure time is reference only and subject to availability. Precise departure time will be advised in your booking confirmation email.
● Arrives back at approximately 14:00
How to get there Please make your own way to the departure point for pick up on the travel date.
Operating hours
Reconfirmation requirements Please be advised you are required to contact The Service Provider 24 hours prior to the travel date during business hours to reconfirm your booking, pick up location and time, and departure time with your confirmation number. Please adjust your travel plan according to the details given by The Service Provider at time of reconfirming.
Check-in requirements Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point /departure point 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time to allow enough time to check in. Regrettably, failure to arrive before this time will most likely be classified as no-show and result in forfeiting the booking and it cannot be refunded or transferred.

If you are not familiar with the area or travelling on a weekend or local public holidays / school holidays, please make sure you've checked your timetable or driving route beforehand, and allow extra travelling time for unexpected delays to ensure you do not miss your check in
What to bring/wear ● Wear some garments that can be worn under a wetsuit ie. bathing suit or spare undies
● Wear secure footwear which will not come off your foot while rafting such as running shoes or sandals with an ankle strap.
● Bring a change of clothes for after the trip.
● Bring a towel
● Bring a bag to put your gear in on the bus
● Hat, sunscreen lotion
Other info ● Minimum group of 1, maximum 6.

● For the Gorge Explorer Tour, children have to be 8 years old. Children 14 and under are to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

● It is recommended a reasonable level of fitness for this tour, as it does involve a little bit of wading and walking across slippery rocks.

● If guests need to take medication during the day, give this to the guide who will arrange for it to be carried on the trip.

● If guests wear prescription glasses these should have a strap on them, but normal sunglasses are not necessary or recommended.

2 Overview

From Queenstown, there are amazing rafting experiences which take guests through the west coast wilderness around the King River. Paddle pristine riverine environment, see Huon Pine and the untouched rainforest, plus learn about the natural and human history of the area from the experienced guides. All tours start from the West Coast Wilderness Railway Station in Queenstown.

King River Gorge Explorer Half Day Kayaking Tour

 

The King River Gorge Explorer is a guided flat water kayak tour through the tranquil pools and small shallow rapids in middle reaches of the King River Gorge.

The area the tour explores is situated between the Crotty Dam and the John Butters Power Station. As most of the flow of the King River now bypasses this section of river, the water flows very gently through here.

Paddle the kayak at you own pace and explore the many creeks and waterfalls in this secret place.  The sides of the gorge are covered in thick rainforest with Huon Pine lining the river bank. The guide will help you carry your kayak around the small rapids as you make your way up and down the river like the piners of old. Possibley catch a glimpse of fresh water crayfish, trout, native fish or a variety of bird life. Then turn around when you are ready, returning to Queenstown about four hours after the departure.

The portages in this tour involve walking on slippery and uneven rocks and some wading in the river.

 

Experience Highlights 
  • Paddle your own canoe through mirror pools in a wilderness gorge
  • Enjoy and drink the clear and pristine fresh water
  • Find very young and very old (1000s of years) Huon pine
  • Visit the 150 metre high Jukes Falls
  • Discover small tributary creeks with waterfalls
  • Explore gravel beds for gold
  • Find the best skipping stones around

3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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