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King River Gorge Raft and Steam Experience Tickets

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Glide on King River and enjoy a thrilling whitewater rafting experience in the island state of Australia. Enjoy your travel back to Queenstown on the West Coast Wilderness Railway, a steam train.


  • Experience wilderness rafting in Queenstown, the Australian South Island town.

  • Get a thrill out of whitewater rafting on the exciting rapids of the gorges in King River.

  • Enjoy the sights of the lush ancient rainforest and the rare Huon Pine trees.

  • Savour a delicious light snack and nuts during your adventure.

  • Ride the West Coast Wilderness Railway's heritage steam train while going back to Queenstown.


  • Access to wilderness rafting

  • Skilled tour guide

  • Rafting and safety gear - wetsuit, helmet and lifejacket

  • A light snack, nuts and bottled water

  • Round-trip transfers from Queenstown to the river

Cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Your adventure will begin on King River, surrounded by the scenic mountains of the West Coast Range. Your tour guide will navigate you through 7 km of the exciting rapids of the river, ensuring an exciting whitewater rafting experience. You'll glide from Newall Creek to Dubbil Barril and pass through an ancient rainforest gorge past numerous rarely-found Huon Pine trees. Being this close to the exotic wilderness of Australia is sure to be a unique experience. You'll also pass through some thrilling raids, including the portage around the wild Sailor Jack Rapid.

Once your rafting expedition is over, you'll hop on the steam train of the West Coast Wilderness Railway at Dubbil Barril Station. You'll ride over a steep ridge and get a chance to capture the lush forest around you. On its way to Queenstown, the train will wait at Rinadeena, a stop for coffee. The next stop will be at Lynchford. Finally, your day of a wilderness adventure will end at the last train stop in Queenstown.

COVID Safety Information

  • All areas that customers frequently touch are sanitized.

  • Contactless payments and online bookings are required.

  • Guests may/may not be subject to temperature checks beforehand.

  • All guests are recommended to bring along face masks for safety.

  • It is recommended to maintain social distancing with other guests (2 meters apart).

  • Regularly sanitize your hands. Sanitizers are available upon request.

Important Information

  • A reasonable level of fitness is recommended for this tour.

  • It is recommended to bring some garments that can be worn under a wetsuit, like a bathing suit and a full change of clothes.

  • Guests can get their personal waterproof camera if they want.

  • Change rooms and lockers are provided although it is recommended that you leave your valuables secured in your vehicle.


Daily 8am onwards.

Discounted Tickets

Infants aged 5 and under can go for free. Children aged 6-16 enjoy reduced price tickets (carry a valid photo ID).

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the attraction.

  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid delays.

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification. Students must carry a valid student ID.

Ticket Redemption Point

  • You can redeem the tickets directly at 1 Driffield St.

  • Address: 1 Driffield St, Queenstown TAS 7467, Australia.

  • To locate the meeting point on Google Maps, simply search for - 1 Driffield St, Queenstown TAS 7467, Australia.

Get Directions to the Redemption Point

Getting There

  • The nearest bus stop is Railway Station, Driffield Street.

  • The stop is right in front of the redemption point.

  • Buses #747 and #748 will get you there.


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