The King River Gorge Kayaking Tour is a fully guided flat water kayaking tour through the peaceful and tranquil pools and small shallow rapids of the middle reaches of the King River Gorge near Queenstown Tasmania.
We explore the area of the King River between Crotty Dam and John Butters Power Station. Because most of the flow of the river bypasses this section of the river, the water you will be kayaking on is quiet and has a gently flow. Ideal conditions to observe the Huon Pines lining the river bank. Watch out for the fresh water crayfish, trout and native fish that inhabit the river as well as a variety of bird life.
Allow around four hours for the King River Gorge Kayaking Tour from start to finish back at Queenstown.
King River Gorge Kayaking Highlights:
- Paddle your own canoe through mirror pools in a wilderness gorge
- Enjoy the pristine fresh water
- See freshwater crayfish and native fish
- Keep a look out for some very old Huon pine
- You visit the 150m high Jukes Falls
- Explore small tributary creeks with waterfalls
- Explore gravel beds for gold
- Trained and qualified guides
- Double inflatable kayaks, paddles and safety gear
- Transport to and from the river from Queenstown.
- Comprehensive commentary on the natural and human history of the area
- Use of waterproof cameras and production of a King River Rafting photo USB drive for purchase ($25)
- River snacks of sweets and nuts
- 8+ years old can participate
- 4 Hours
- From 10am to approx. 2pm
Numbers on day:
- Up to 6 people can participate in a tour.
Start & end location:
West Coast Wilderness Railway station, in Driffield Street, Queenstown.
After something with a little more adrenaline included? Check out our King River White Water Rafting trip.