King River Gorge Raft and Steam Experience

Spend a day combining the thrill and adventure of white water rafting and the history and comforts of a heritage steam train experience
Tasmania, Australia
6 Hours
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
8am to 2pm
Max Group Size
Max Group Size
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
Queenstown, Tasmania

What's Included

  • Get up to $30 cash back per person when you book with us

  • Full day wilderness rafting experience down Tasmania's King River

  • Ride the West Coast Wilderness Railway's heritage steam train

  • Visit Rinadeena and Lynchford train stations

  • Trained and skilled guides to lead you on the tour

  • Comprehensive commentary on the natural and human history of the area

  • All your rafting and safety gear, including wetsuit, booties, helmet & lifejacket

  • Generous & scrumptious lunch, plus snacks of sweets, nuts and water

  • Transport to and from the river from Queenstown 

What to Expect

The King River Gorge, Raft and Steam Experience combines the thrill and adventure of white water rafting and the history and comforts of a heritage steam train experience ride through Tasmania's wilderness and history.


Your rafting experience begins on the King River, surrounded by the mountains of the West Coast Range. From your entry point, you'll navigate through 7km of the King RiverGorge's exciting rapids, from Newall Creek to Dubbil Barril, passing through a remote rainforest gorge past thousands of ancient Huon Pine trees.


It's an awesome day in the wilderness, mingled with excitement as we pass through some exhilarating raids, including a potential portage around the wild Sailor Jack Rapid, which is an adventure in itself.


Then, catch glimpses of the West Coast Wilderness Railway on your journey downriver until you meet the train at Dubbil Barril Station. The return steam train ride takes you over a steep ridge with stops at Rinadeena, for coffee, and again at Lynchford. The last stop is Queenstown, where your tour ends.


Frequently Asked Questions

We recommend that you wear some garments that can be worn under a wetsuit ie. bathing suit or spare undies as well as a towel and a change of clothes for the bus trip back to Queenstown. 

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We recommend a reasonable level of fitness for this tour, the most physically challenging part of the trip is the portage around the Sailor Jack Rapid which is required at medium to high river levels. The portage involves a small amount of rock scrambling with a few steps and short ladders up and down, and is generally navigable by most people, and a guide will always be close at hand to aid if required. 

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This is always going to be treated on a case-by-case basis, but in general isn't a limiting factor. Your guides will work with you to make sure you enjoy the experience.

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Terms & Conditions:

  • Please note you must have a competent swimming ability and be able to understand and follow instructions in English, to participate in this experience. This is for your safety, English speaking and comprehension will be assessed by the guides at the time of arrival; if there are concerns about your ability to understand instructions and communicate with the guides, you will not be able to participate in the tour and no refund is available or will be provided.\

  • Rafting is not suitable for anyone who may be pregnant.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations made within 7 days of booking arrival date incur a 100% cancellation fee.

  • Cancellations made with more than 7 days’ notice incur an administration charge of 30% of total booking fee.

  • The Supplier reserves the right to cancel or change any tours at any time due to unsafe weather or river conditions.  Where they are able to offer an alternate venue and still go rafting, this is in the spirit of adventure recreation and no refund will be offered.

  • Where they are unable to offer an alternate venue, customers will be given the choice of a similar tour on another day or a full refund. The Supplier will not accept any liability for travel, accommodation or other inconvenience or cost caused through the cancellation of, or delay in a trip.

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