Be King for a day on this exhilarating full day’s river rafting experience down the King River, West Coast Tasmania.
- A full days wilderness rafting experience with trained and qualified guides
- 20 km journey down the King River on Tasmania's West Coast
- See ancient rainforest and glimpse the timid wildlife as you paddle through scenic waterways
- Spot local landmarks and learn all about the fascinating natural and human history of the area
- Includes experience gift pack with personalised voucher and message card
Suitable for children between 10 and 15 years of age, this is an exhilarating full-day rafting experience through the lush wilderness of the West Coast's temperate rainforest.
This 20 km journey down the King River has to be the highlight of any visit to Tasmania's West Coast. From Queenstown, a short bus journey takes you to Newall Creek on the King River, where your rafting experience begins.
The journey down the river takes about six hours, during which skilled and experienced guides tell you all about the natural and human history of the area.
This trip has it all: get up close to the ancient rainforest as you paddle past thousands of rare Huon and King Billy Pine trees; see the unspoiled environment of the Garfield River’s platypus pool; traverse the exhilarating Sailor Jack rapid; visit sites of historical interest including the original town of Teepookana and the old Cascades Hotel, spot the Abt Railway and discover West Coast mining history.
Wildlife in the thick West Coast bush can be hard to see, but you may catch a glimpse of a timid platypus or, as you near the sea, a white-bellied sea eagle soaring overhead.
The trip includes transport to and from the river from Queenstown and a generous lunch, plus snacks and water. All the rafting and safety gear you need, including wetsuit, helmet and lifejacket are also included in the package. Also, you get to use waterproof cameras so you can immortalise your rafting experience, reviewing your photos on the return trip to Queenstown in the comfort of your tour bus – awesome!