River boarding is a physically demanding white water adventure.  For your own protection, there are a number of compulsory requirements for individuals wishing to participate in this day tour.

All participants have to complete water confidence training, which will involve swimming a grade 2 rapid prior to the boarding tour.  If unable to complete the training for whatever reason, individuals will not be able to participate in the boarding tour.

Guests wanting to book a Rapid Boarders white water river boarding tour should be over 18 years of age. People aged 16 years and over can participate, but will need to be accompanied by a parent / guardian.

Every participant must sign a liability release form prior to commencing boarding or swim training.  Passengers under the age of 18 years must have a parent or guardian sign on their behalf.

Please note that some medical conditions, impairments or disabilities may exclude participants from boarding for safety reasons (eg pregnancy). Participants should disclose any medical conditions (including food allergies) at time of booking.

To participate in a Rapid Boarders day tour adventure you MUST be able to answer YES to the below statements:

  • I am a confident swimmer
  • I am medically and physically fit
  • I will have my A-game on, that means no drugs or alcohol
  • I can understand basic English instructions

If you can’t give a definite YES answer to all four of the above statements, or have any questions on restrictions, please feel free to contact us.

Please note: Rapid Boarders reserves the right to cancel or amend any tour due to certain conditions and limitations; including but not limited to dangerous conditions and insufficient client numbers.

What you need to bring

  • Swimming costume and shirt for water use
  • Towel
  • Enclosed shoes for water use
  • Change of clothes and shoes
  • Water resistant sunscreen
  • $35 pay on day levy
  • Money for souvenirs
  • Sense of adventure

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