White Water Rafting, Full Day for Groups of 6 of More - King River, Melbourne

White Water Rafting, Full Day for Groups of 6 of More - King River, Melbourne

Rafting on the King River is an action packed full day of canoeing on Grade 2 white water.

King River (Melbourne)
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Our Price: $195
(per person - minimum 6)
$135 child (12 - 18)
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  • Description
    Enjoy the excitement and exhilaration of white water rafting on the King River. Your day will begin with a safety briefing from your experienced guide, before getting kitted out with your helmet, paddle and buoyancy vest. Then it’s time to hit the water to learn the basic commands that you will need to get you through the 16kms of Grade two to three rapids ahead. (Rapids are graded from 1-6, with 1 being easiest and grade 5 being the highest grade permitted for commercial rafting groups). 

    As your guide yells out to you, “forward, hard paddle” you will explode through forty, non stop, action packed rapids with names such as The Escalator, Weir, Surfing Wave, Dual Flush, Playground, Ego, Thumper, Churner, Double Barrel and the Whirlpool. 

    There will be plenty of time to have fun surfing waves, crashing through stoppers and enjoy ‘going with the flow’. Morning tea and lunch is included. The King offers a day of fun and excitement in the wilderness and no previous rafting experience is required.
    Intensity: 2.0 Intensity
    Intensity: 2.0 Intensity
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  • Experience Details

    Fitness and Experience

    • No special fitness requirements are necessary, this trip is aimed at novices and all participants will be guided by experienced river guides
    • Children must be over 12 years old and/or 40kg and confident swimmers and accompanied by a parent/guardian

    What to Bring/Wear

    • One pair joggers / runners (you don’t mind getting wet and have good grip)
    • Shoes MUST be worn at all times whilst kayaking
    • Second pair of shoes or pair of thongs to change into at the end.
    • Woollen or thermal socks
    • Woollen jumper or fleece (cotton draws the heat away from your body)
    • Large shorts to go over wetsuit
    • Bathers & Towel
    • Water resistant sunscreen and hat
    • Dry change of clothes (left in the vehicles)
    • Waterproof (plastic garbage) bags for wet gear
    • Sunglasses with a retaining strap (also needed for normal lenses)
    • Long sleeve shirt to protect arms from the sun
    • Insect Repellent
    • Hair tie for long hair
    • Minimum of a two litre water bottle - with water in it!
    • Raincoat
    • Day pack
    • Optional – waterproof camera or waterproof box for keys & phone or camera

    What is Supplied

    • Wetsuits
    • Thermals
    • Spray Jacket
    • Safety equipment - Personal Flotation Device (PFD) and Helmet
    • Rescue equipment – throw ropes, wrap and repair kits, first aid, paddle and drybags
    • Lunch
    • Park Permits
    • Satellite Phone communication for emergency

    More Information

    Week day bookings are available for groups of six or more

    Location:
    The King River is about 4 hours drive NE from Melbourne. 

    Minimum of 6 people required for a trip to go ahead. Individual and Group bookings welcome.

    One day trips run on the King River every weekend throughout the rafting season (August to November, providing suitable water levels). You can expect your day to start at 9.30am and finish at approximately 4.00pm. 
    What about photos/videos? We recommend that you bring you own camera - waterproof is not necessary but highly recommended. 

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION
    Please note that new "Fire Danger Ratings" are now in place for Victoria. All tours will be subject to suitable weather and fire safety conditions as advised by relevant authorities. This may mean tours are postponed at short notice as Total Fire Ban Days are not declared until late afternoon on the day prior. This is beyond the tour operator's control, and we appreciate your understanding.

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