King River Rafting is the Tasmanian one-day wilderness white water rafting specialist. Nowhere else offers a single-day rafting experience in such a pristine west coast wilderness gorge.
From Queenstown raft the King River through the West Coast Wilderness with a spectacular gorge, wild rainforest, huon pine, west coast pioneer relics and a different view of the West Coast Wilderness Railway.
You may like to mix your day in with the train on their King River Gorge, Raft and Steam Experience, or enjoy the tranquillity and reflections in the King River Gorge Explorer.
When not in Queenstown they raft the Derwent River out of Hobart. Their Day on the Derwent takes you through the beautiful warm rural countryside of the Derwent Valley with possible encounters with sea eagles and platypus. With their trained guides and quality equipment you will have a memorable day.
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King River Gorge Explorer
Explore the rarely visited depths of the King River Gorge between Mt Jukes and Mt Huxley on an inflatable kayak. The trip travels up the still reaches of the King River Gorge for about 2 km, portaging small rapids. See huon pine, remote rainforest, a deep gorge and towering waterfalls. Maybe catch a glimpse of a shy trout or platypus in the pristine and pure water. This is a four hour return trip from Queenstown. All the gear and light snacks provided
A Day on the Derwent
Spend a summer's day with King River Rafting on the wonderful River Derwent, upstream of New Norfolk. The Derwent here is a beautiful river with long peaceful reaches and gentle grade 1 to 3 rapids. The Derwent Valley regularly records temperatures over 30 degrees in the summer months and a summer day floating down the warm river amidst the tranquil rural scenery is the very best way to experience the Derwent. Possibly catch sight of the resident white bellied sea eagle or a shy platypus. Of course there will be the famous King River Rafting lunch and hospitality. King River Rafting will supply all your rafting and safety equipment. You will need bathers, sun shirt and hat and suitable water footwear. Wetsuits and booties can be hired if required.
King for the Day
A one day wilderness white water raft tour on the King River near Queenstown. Meeting in Queenstown we travel to Newall Creek where our guides will assist you to prepare for the journey down the King River. The 20 kilometre journey down the river will take about six hours past thousands of Huon Pine trees, viewing the Garfield River platypus pool, the Sailor Jack rapid, West Coast Wilderness Railway, west coast mining history and more. After lunch by the river we continue past Teepokana to Lowana and our transport back to Queenstown. This tour runs during the summer rafting season until around Easter.
King River Steam, River and Raft Experience
Along with our King River Gorge, Raft and Steam Experience this has got to be an experience unique in the world. Catch the historic West Coast Wilderness Railway from Queenstown, over the 'Abt' rack and pinion section of track to Dubbil Barril. From there join us rafting the middle and lower section of the King River to Lowanna near Strahan. A sumptuous lunch of local treats on the river bank, the hills cloaked in rainforest and the ancient huon pine trees sliding slowly past. This will be a trip you will remember for the rest of your life.
King River Rail, Raft & Rainforest Experience
Get the best of both worlds. Raft the spectacular rapids of the remote rainforest clad King River Gorge and return to Queenstown by heritage steam train on the West Coast Wilderness Railway. Experience the roar of the rapids, the tranquillity of the pools, the power of the steam locomotive and the thrill of gold panning. A six hour experience that immerses you in the best of the west coast.
Twin Rivers Adventure
Here’s an amazing new way to discover Tasmania’s spectacular wild places – paddling, drifting and splashing on a raft or kayak through bouncy rapids and quiet stretches of the Picton and Huon Rivers. At Tahune, 90 km south of Hobart in the midst of Tasmania's tall forests, King River Rafting have partnered with Tahune Adventures to deliver more of Tasmania’s best river adventures. Suitable for the mostly the whole family* this wonderful trip includes entry to the Tahune Adventure site. The 3.5-hour trip covers four kilometres of fun on the twin rivers – led by your skilled and experienced guide, it’s a mix of thrills and excitement, relaxation and laid-back enjoyment! This is an on-water experience that everyone* can enjoy.
Twin Rivers Winter Adventure
Experience the Twin Rivers Winter Adventure when the rivers are at their wild best. The higher winter flows make for a very different trip to summer yet still suitable for all ages. We are able to start further up the river making a 9 km river journey through Tasmania's tall forests. We have all the gear to keep you warm and safe whilst enjoying the classic Picton River. All gear and entry to the Tahune Adventure site is included.
Where to find
King River Rafting Queenstown
1 Driffield Street
Queenstown, North West, Tasmania