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Queenstown White Water Rafting Trips
Shotover River Rafting
Kawarau River Rafting
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Queenstown Rafting offer Kawarau River Rafting, Shotover River Rafting and Shotover Heli Rafting the ultimate New Zealand white water rafting experience.

Queenstown Rafting are the outdoor adventure activity and adrenaline specialists, offering numerous rafting and adventure packages, for a truly exciting and memorable New Zealand vacation!

A licenced operator, Queenstown Rafting is recognised as a leader in the field of river safety and proactive risk management. We actively contribute to the development of New Zealand rafting standards.

Our guides are fully licenced and are carefully chosen on the basis of their skill and experience, their ability to make sound decisions and their ability to communicate and identify with our clients.

All trips include:

  • Hot showers and sauna
  • Complimentary snack and refreshments provided
  • Extensive safety instructions and paddling techniques
  • Full wetsuit rafting clothing and all other equipment provided
  • Morning departures -- Hotel pick ups
  • Afternoon departures -- Queenstown Rafting Adventure Centre, 35 Shotover St, Queenstown
Kawarau River Rafting

Queenstown’s Kawarau is the largest volume river rafted commercially in New Zealand, ideal for first-time rafters and adrenaline junkies alike.

Stretches of quiet water allow ample time to practice paddling techniques, look at the scenery or get caught up in a friendly water fight.

Four rapids -- Smiths Falls, Twin Bridges, Do Little Do Nothing, and of course, the unforgettable 400m Chinese Dog Leg, make this trip a great introduction to the thrills and adventure of white water rafting.

Package Includes:

  • Transfer to Kawarau River put-in point
  • Raft the Kawarau River
  • Return transfer to Cavell’s Rafting Lodge
  • Transfer/Return travel to Queenstown Rafting Adventure Centre where you can view you rafting photos for purchase
  • Duration: 4 Hours
  • Timetable: Summer & Winter --8.15am & 1.15 pm
Shotover River Rafting

Year round adventure - except 1st June - 30th September, when Heli-Rafting is the only option.

Begin with an unforgettable coach trip on the historic Skippers Road along old gold miners trails into Skippers Canyon, unparalleled in terms of scenery.

Rafting from Deep Creek over peaceful waters at first, we head toward the exhilarating rapids of the lower Canyon, experiencing the memorable rapids Rock Garden, Sharks Fin, Toilet, Pinball, Jaws, Sequel and the unforgettable 170m Oxenbridge Tunnel, followed closely by Cascade Rapid.

Package Includes:

  • Travel to Deep Creek, Skippers Canyon
  • Raft the Shotover River
  • Transfer/Return travel to Queenstown Rafting Adventure Centre
  • Duration:4˝ Hours
  • Timetable: Summer -- 8.15 am & 1.15 pm
  • Winter (1 June - 1 September) -- Helirafting only as below
Shotover River Heli Rafting

The ultimate adventure activity!

Shotover River Heli Rafting is the only way to experience Shotover River rafting in winter as well as summer!

Climb aboard your jet-turbine-powered helicopter for a spectacular flight up Skippers Canyon, the site of one of the world’s richest gold strikes. The flight pushes your adrenalin level to the edge with a rollercoaster ride through the Canyon.

Rafting from Deep Creek over peaceful waters at first, we head toward the exhilarating rapids of the lower Canyon, experiencing the memorable rapids Rock Garden, Sharks Fin, Toilet, Pinball, Jaws, Sequel and the unforgettable 170m Oxenbridge Tunnel, followed closely by Cascade Rapid.

The ultimate Queenstown outdoor adventure!

Adventure Package Includes:

  • Travel to O’Connells Heli-Pad, Coronet Peak
  • Rollercoaster helicopter flight to Deep Creek in summer and Boulder Beach in winter, Skippers Canyon
  • Raft the Shotover River
  • Transfer/Return travel to Queenstown Rafting Adventure Centre

Please click here for a location map or for a full screen map click here

GPS: -45.031182,168.659728

This activity is available as part of one of our Custom Itineraries or holidays, please visit our home page to learn more about how we can help you with your holiday.

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