King River Gorge Kayaking Tour, Queenstown TAS

(2 customer reviews)


For: 1 Person Location: Queenstown Help Code: BLPNEC7J

Adult ($150)

Child ($120)

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

Whats included:

  • 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

Age Restrictions:

  • 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.


Break Loose recommends that you should always get Travel Insurance.

After something with a little more adrenaline included? Check out our King River White Water Rafting trip.

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2 reviews for King River Gorge Kayaking Tour, Queenstown TAS

  1. Jeff & Sue (verified owner)

    We had a great time with Oliver and Carolyn as guides, they equipped us with all the gear, wet-suits etc, it wouldn’t happen without their expertise, so yeah, expect to get wet and see what the pristine river gorge has to offer, thanks for the experience!

    • Break Loose

      We are so pleased you had a great time!

  2. Kerrie

    Despite some rain we had a brilliant time. Our guides Oliver and Carolyn were amazing, so informative and helpful. We jumped into the river many times to guide our kayaks up the rapids, then venture on to the next beautiful and peaceful part of the river. Needless to say we achieved our goal to see the waterfall at the end of the gorge. It took about 2 seconds for all of us to jump in and swim to the waterfall to stand under the icy cold water and experience nature at its best! None of us expected this day to be so unforgettable, but it was. We are all so glad that we pushed ourselves out of our comfort zone to enjoy the experience of a lifetime. It certainly was not what we were expecting, but one we will never forget.

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