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King River Rafting Day Trip from Queenstown to Strahan and return Including the West Coast Wilderness Railway

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  • Day Trip
  • Group Tour
  • 9 hr

At King River Rafting we are proud to be finalists in the 2017 Tasmanian Tourism Awards as Tasmania's only one day wilderness white water rafting specialists.    The King River Steam, Rail & Raft experience is a unique tour is for those who would love to experience the King River Wilderness without the excitement of the rapids of the King River Gorge.  Included is the journey on the West Coast Wilderness Railway from Queenstown to Dubbil Barril.   Raft the remaining 15 km of the King River To Lowana.  This section features gentle rapids, serene pools and verdant rainforest.  We supply all the equipment you need, trained and experienced guides, a wonderful lunch and transport back to Queenstown.

Itinerary Details

Steam, River and Raft  - a full day of safe fun and adventure on the West Coast

Steam – We meet at the West Coast Wilderness Railway Station in Queenstown before boarding the historic steam train that has been traversing the inhospitable terrain for the past 120 years! Sit in comfort and enjoy the wilderness from the comfort of the restored heritage carriage and hear tales of hardship, the characters  and how the terrain was tamed to allow Queenstown to sell its ore to the rest of the world.  Start times may vary depending on the day so get in touch with us the day before to confirm.  Include a mobile No in your booking information.

River – admire the King River gorge and majestic rainforest from the comfort of your carriage….

Raft – leave the comfort of the train deep in the rainforest at Dubbil Barril  and take the plunge into the King River and swap the comfort and luxury for an adventure in a raft as the qualified and experienced guides safely navigate the raft down the smaller  rapids of the King River. Enjoy lunch along the banks of this once mighty, untamed river and continue until you reach Macquarie Harbour where you will be  picked up and transported back to where it all began , Queenstown.

King River Rafting will supply all your rafting gear including wetsuits, thermals, PFD and helmet.  Snacks along the way are included along with a wonderful lunch taken on the banks of the river or in the shelter of a railway station if the weather is inclement.  Our bus will carry you back to Queenstown from Lowana.  A USB stick of photos of the day will be available for purchase ($20) along with a hat, T shirt or sticker as a souvenir of  your days adventure.