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Are You Game? The year round rafting option...

Heli-Rafting Shotover River

Jump aboard your twin engine turbine helicopter for a rollercoaster ride of excitement as you make your way to the rafting “put in” point.

Look down upon the Wakatipu Basin, historic Skippers road and Coronet Peak Ski Area before flying up the spectacular Shotover River. Check out the white water rapids you’re about to encounter from above and enjoy the site of one of the world’s richest gold strikes. By helicopter is the only access to the Shotover River during the winter.

Trip Information

River Grade
Shotover: 3-5
You will
Raft & Heli
Duration
Approx 4.5 hours
TIMETABLE DEPARTURE POINT
  • Summer: 8.00am and 1.00pm
  • Winter: 8.30am and 1.00pm
  • Queenstown Rafting Shop, 35 Shotover Street, Queenstown
WHAT YOU'LL NEED MINIMUM AGE
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Money for snacks and photos 
  • Minimum Age 13 years
  • Minimum weight 40kg (88lbs)
  • Under 18, guardian conditions apply
TRIP PACKAGE INCLUDES
  • Transfer from downtown Queenstown to Cavells Rafting Base
  • Full wetsuit, rafting clothing and safety equipment
  • Transfer to heli-pad
  • Transfer by helicopter to rafting put in point
  • Extensive safety briefing
  • Rafting on the Shotover River
  • Hot showers and sauna
  • Return travel to downtown Queenstown
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  • No Shows or cancellations within 48 hours of departure are non-refundable
  • Minimum of 6 passengers required to confirm the helicopter
  • Rafting trip requires a minimum number of 8 pax to confirm
  • Clients should be water confident
  • Closed Christmas Day
TRIP PRICES
  • Adult: $339.00

All prices are quoted and charged in New Zealand dollars.

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