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    Queenstown

    Shotover River Rafting

    Queenstown
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    Queenstown

    Shotover River Rafting

    Shotover River Rafting, Queenstown
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    Queenstown

    Shotover River Rafting

    Queenstown Rafting
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    Queenstown

    Shotover River Rafting

    Queenstown

An action packed, serious white water rafting adventure on the famous Shotover River.

The day kicks off with an unforgettable coach trip along the winding, hand built road into Skippers Canyon.   The canyon was created by the Shotover River, one of the world’s richest gold bearing rivers. The road that used to serve the busy gold mining community, is now one of New Zealand’s most scenic.

You’ll climb into your raft in the peaceful waters of Deep Creek after a solid safety briefing.  There’s some gentle paddling before you head into the exhilarating, Grade 3 – 5 rapids of the lower canyon – Rock Garden, After Shock, Sharks Fin, Toilet, Pinball and Jaws.  Finally, it’s through the 170m historic Oxenbridge Tunnel before shooting through Cascade Rapid and into more serene waters. 

Before returning to Queenstown, enjoy a sauna and hot shower at Cavells Rafting Base and perhaps treat yourself to a well-earned hot chocolate, beer or snack at the licensed café.

  • Duration: 4 hours 30 mins (Duration: 3 hours for Heli-rafting in summer and 4 hours for Heli-rafting in winter)
  • Transfer from accommodation or Queenstown Rafting Adventure Centre to Cavells Rafting Base
  • Comprehensive briefing provided on safety and paddling techniques
  • Minimum weight 40kg (88 lbs)
  • Sauna and hot showers at Cavells Rafting Base
  • Suitable for water competent people (13 years and over)
  • Winter (June - Sep): Helicopter ride into Skippers Canyon is the only Shotover River option available
  • Operated by Queenstown Rafting

Book Your Shotover River Rafting

In Queenstown

Heli Rafting
Duration: 4 hours 30 mins
Season: All Year

From NZD: $339

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- Trip operates with a minimum of 8 people. Customers reconfirm at least 24 hours prior to departure to ensure your trip will be operating
- Suitable for children 13 years and over
- Suitable for water competent people of moderate fitness
- Trips are weather, river level and/or water temperature dependent
- Helicopter flights are weather dependent
- Does not operate Christmas Day (25 Dec)

Rafting
Duration: 4 hours 30 mins
Season: Oct - May

From NZD: $229

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Booking Information

- Trip operates with a minimum of 8 people. Customers reconfirm at least 24 hours prior to departure to ensure your trip will be operating
- Suitable for children 13 years and over
- Suitable for water competent people of moderate fitness
- Trip is weather, river level and/or water temperature dependent
- Does not operate Christmas Day (25 Dec)