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King River White Water Raft Journey from Queenstown with Lunch

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guides at the West Coast Wilderness Railway Station at 8.15am. Join your tour guide on the bus to Newell Creek where you and your group will prepare for the journey down the river.

    Along the way you will experience the thrill of the rapids in a remote wilderness gorge, see and feel the rare huon pine trees, perhaps glimpse the shy and timid animals of the Tasmanian Rainforest, hear and see the history of past mining booms, wave to the passing steam train and complete your own adventure in this memorable place.

    At the conclusion of the gorge, you will portage the Sailor Jack Rapid and enter the quieter waters of the lower King River. With lunch on a sunny river bank or in the shelter of a railway station, or on rainy days make your way to Lowanna near Strahan.

    At the end there the bus will be waiting for the return drive to Queenstown, arriving back about 5pm.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    West Coast Wilderness Railway Station, Drifield St., Queenstown
    Departure Time
    12:00 AM
    Return Details
    West Coast Wilderness Railway Station, Driffield St., Queenstown
    • Lunch
    • Snacks
    • Professional guide
    • All necessary equipment
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Souvenir USB stick with photos (available to purchase)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Souvenir base ball cap
    • Souvenir Tee shirt
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Not recommended for child aged under 12 years
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Great Day on the river, All equipment provided was top notch, kept us warm on a cold day. The guides are very professional and knew their stuff. First half of the day is through the rapids, second half mainly flat water. Lunch and snacks provided were fantastic and high quality.
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    A great day on the King River - beautiful rainforest and river sights, delicious lunch, historic railway and a real rush paddling on the river.
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    Yesterday I did the King for a Day raft trip from Queenstown to Strahan. It was a great day. Michelle, Paul, and Lucy were wonderful hosts and guides, and very professional and friendly. The white water rafting for the first half of the trip was great fun. The row and cruise
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    Response from Michele C, Owner at King River White Water Raft Journey from Queenstown with Lunch
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Thanks for coming with us on the King for the Day Peter. We love working on the river and showcasing it to people in the best way we can. Always happy to have a big man on the oars! Thanks for the review.
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    This is an amazing trip down the king river from the narrow gorge with white water down the the broad river mouth. Beautiful scenery, fabulous guides. The day we went was very cold, and the guides provided extra warm clothing as needed. The daring and rock scrabbling requires a
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    Response from Michele C, Owner at King River White Water Raft Journey from Queenstown with Lunch
    Responded Oct. 9, 2019
    Thanks for the review FCDCA The full King for the Day is indeed a journey from the mountains to the sea! We had a great day with fun people in an awesome environment. Glad you managed the portage OK and please look us up again if you are in Queenstown.
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    Rafting the King River with a very dedicated, professional but fun team was the highlight of our recent Tassie trip and a most unique way to catch a glimpse of this most precious environment. A huge thanks to the team. Would love to do it again and again!
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    Response from Michele C, Owner at King River White Water Raft Journey from Queenstown with Lunch
    Responded Feb. 12, 2019
    Thanks for the review Venture We believe what we have here is a very special and unique thing. Come again soon.
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