Kawarau River
Kawarau River
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Naina-Damani
London, UK1,032 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We were driven in a massive group with AATKings to Queenstown and on the way it was a stopover at Kawarau Gorge Viewpoint for photography and great scenery.
Written February 1, 2021
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floridaherbie
Marco Island, FL223 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We hiked from the Kawarau bridge to Gibbston valley. It's 5km only but gives you a lot of beautiful views into the Kawarau gorge. Picknick tables are several along the way or you can eat at the little bar/restaurant at the bungee jumping station at the old suspension bridge next to the parking lot.
Written February 25, 2020
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BangkokSachse
Bangkok, Thailand42,301 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We traveled from Twizel to Queenstown. We stopped at Roaring Meg. Kawarau Gorge Viewpoint is beautiful. Roaring Meg power station is near the viewpoint. Kawarau is beautiful. The view platform is wonderful.
Written February 19, 2020
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dawn s
Camberley, UK226 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We went on the K Jet boat ride down this river and then on to the shotover river it was a fab ride with great scenery
Written January 28, 2020
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Desk_Captain
Emu Plains, Australia16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Great lookout about roaring meg. I like the water colour. Definitely worth a stop for a photo. Plenty of parking.
Written December 15, 2019
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Dalbir_S_Virdi
Navi Mumbai, India3,028 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
On your way from Ashburton or Christchurch to Queenstown, you can not miss this River as you pass through hilly terrain and start enjoying various gorges of this River. This River is not only beautiful and full of Rapids, its also the hub of various water sports. Most popular being the high speed Jet Boats. We not only enjoyed the beauty of this River from far, from the Bridge - we also went for high speed Jet Boat ride and experienced the River from close quarters. Loved being here.
Written August 23, 2019
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MC M
Sydney, Australia749 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
Riverboarding can be extremely dangerous and is quite the spectator sport from the viewing platform of the Roaring Meg Power Station high above the Kawarau River. Follow the Kawarau Gorge Road to Queenstown (State Hughesy 6)just outside of Cromwell. The Gorge cuts a splendid path through this region.
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Sydney
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Written April 3, 2019
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2fromTX
San Antonio, TX903 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
Even if you don't partake of the many adventure activities on the river, driving through the Kawarau River Gorge as you come into Queenstown from the Mt. Cook area is a treat. I would have preferred to do it as a passenger instead of a driver, but it's still very pretty. Stop at the "Roaring Megs" overlook, take a couple of pitcures, and read a little of the history for a good short break in the drive.
Written March 23, 2019
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Nigel S
Lightwater, UK5,233 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
We stopped off on our way to Queenstown and found this beautiful colourful river, full of activity. A tuely attractive spot.
Written March 7, 2019
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Sarox210
Townsville, Australia315 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Family
The river is beautiful to look at and runs through Queenstown. There are heaps of activities along the river including the jet boats, kayaking, bungy, canyon swings etc.

Definitely worth checking out.
Written September 29, 2018
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