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Half day River rafting

Shotover River

IT'S OUR MOST POPULAR, SERIOUS WHITEWATER ACTION!

Begin with an unforgettable coach trip into Skippers Canyon, famous for it's exciting cliff edges and gold mining history. Meet your river guide before beginning your white water rafting journey through the spectacular canyon. Rafting from Deep Creek over peaceful waters at first, you'll head towards the exhilarating rapids of the lower canyon. The adrenaline pumps as you paddle Aftershock, Squeeze, Toilet, Oh Sh*t, Pinball and Jaws to name a few.  Raft the 170m Oxenbridge Tunnel before shooting Cascade Rapid to complete your adventure. Before returning to Queenstown, enjoy a sauna and hot shower at Cavells Rafting Base.

Trip Information

River Grade
Shotover: 3-5
You will
Raft
Duration
Half Day (4.5 Hours)
TIMETABLE DEPARTURE POINT
  • Summer:  Mid September to May - Check in 8.00am and 1.00pm
  • Winter: June to September - heli-raft option only
  • 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 (88lb)
  • Under 18 years - Guardian conditions apply
TRIP PACKAGE INCLUDES
  • Transfer from downtown Queenstown to Cavells Rafting Base
  • Full wetsuit, rafting clothing and safety equipment
  • Transfer to Deep Creek via Skippers Canyon Road
  • Extensive safety briefing
  • Rafting on the Shotover River
  • Hot showers and sauna
  • Transfer to downtown Queenstown 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  • 'No shows' or cancellations within 48 hours of departure are non-refundable
  • Reservations can be transferred to another date, subject to availability, up to 48 hours prior to departure with no transfer fee incurred
  • A $50 transfer fee applies to date transfers within 48hours
  • Not available between 1 June and 30 September. Upgrade to heli-raft required
  • Trip requires a minimum number of 8 clients to confirm
  • Clients must be water confident
  • Closed Christmas Day
TRIP PRICES
  • Adult: $229.00

All prices are quoted and charged in New Zealand dollars.

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