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Queenstown White Water Rafting Trips

Whitewater rafting is the last extreme experience in the adventure capital of New Zealand. You will embark on a man V nature battle of willpower in one of the most scenic environments in the world. Raft where the jetboats fear to go and prepare to take a rapid in the face as you hold on during this four hour paddle experience.

Queenstown is blessed with more than one fabulous river suitable for an awesome rafting experience, the rugged terrain is stunningly beautiful and the wild waters make for an exciting and memorable experience. Choose between the Shotover and Kawarau, with the latter being a perfect introduction for first time rafters.

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. 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 clients.

Kawarau River White Water Rafting

The Kawarau River rafting experience offers an insight into rafting surrounded by the beauty of New Zealand wilderness. We pair paddling the rapids with the right amount of excitement to get your heart pumping.

Don�t be fooled by the relaxed nature of this trip, we aim to make each paddle as thrilling as the next. The grade 2-3 rapids may be perfect for first timers but as river levels change on the daily you should expect a gripping ride no matter what. There is plenty of rapid action, even the chance to swim through one and a brand new cliff jumping section. This river experience is the perfect adventure.

Guides will expertly get you from top to bottom, tackling the unforgettable 400m Dog Leg rapid � New Zealand�s longest commercially rafted rapid, before returning to base for a hot shower.

Grade 2-3 whitewater rapids. A Lord of The Rings filming location. Raft under the famour AJ Hackett Bungy Bridge. Morning and afternoon departures.

Shotover River White Water Rafting

Your Shotover River Whitewater rafting trip starts with an unforgettable coach trip through Skippers Canyon, famous for it's exciting cliff edges, enough to get your adrenaline pumping before we hit the water.

Experience grade 3�5 whitewater rapids in one of the most scenic environments in the world. The rapids can change on a daily basis, but be assured our guides are expertly trained and have a keen sense of adventure. They will guide you through canyons, navigate the rapids and the famous 170m Oxenbridge tunnel to finish.

Enjoy a hot shower at Rafting Base before returning to Queenstown.


This service 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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