In the late 70's some keen Frenchmen were lying on bags full of lifejackets and polystyrene and floating downstream through river rapids high up in the Alps. In 1981 the first sledge or "hydrospeed" was built and since it's become a recognized sport with competitions organized every year. River purpose-designed and built right here in New Zealand, the sledge is the best way to get up close and personal with the awesome white water in the Southern Lakes region.
No experience necessary!
M18926 operates daily trips from Wanaka and Queenstown. Experienced guides will teach you how to use your sledge and read the river but ultimately you are in control. With over 14 years in the business of White Water Sledging we offer 2 awesome trips on the mighty Kawarau River which provides New Zealand's largest commercially run White Water and leave you a fully qualified frog with a big grin.