Starting From AU$191.99
Starting From AU$191.99

River Rafting

Lose your thoughts in the sparkle of smooth, crystal clear water, only to have your senses snapped into overdrive by the roar of an approaching rapid. Witness the World's most stunning scenery from a persepective only a lucky few will experience.

CHALLENGE RAFTING

Shotover River Rafting (Grade 3 - 5) 
Meet the challenge of rafting the Shotover River, experience the rugged beauty and unspoilt grandeur of the breathtaking scenery as you conquer this wild and untamed river. Tackle six rapids then raft through the darkness of the Oxenbridge Tunnel and shoot the Cascade Rapid to complete the challenge. The Shotover River is accessed by either vehicle or by helicopter to the remote rafting launch site in Skippers Canyon forged out by gold miners during the big Queenstown gold rush. 

Shotover Heli Rafting (Grade 3 - 5) 
Experience the thrilling helicopter ride to the remote rafting launch site in Skippers Canyon. Then meet the challenge of rafting the Shotover River, experience the rugged beauty and unspoilt grandeur of the breathtaking scenery as you conquer this wild and untamed river. Tackle six rapids then raft through the darkness of the Oxenbridge Tunnel and shoot the Cascade Rapid to complete the challenge. Access to raft the Shotover River in winter is by helicopter only (June-Mid Sept).

Kawarau River Rafting (Grade 2 - 3)
This is a great introduction to whitewater rafting. The four rapids on the Kawarau River are exciting and the scenery is superb. Between rapids you will experience calmer stretches of river, with a unique perspective of the Kawarau Bungy Bridge as you pass underneath. The grand finale is the unforgettable Chinese Dog Leg Rapid to end your trip on the River. This trip will also include a jetboat transfer from Lake Wakatipu down the Kawarau river to the rafting put in. 

TRIP INCLUSIONS

  • Courtesy coach and/or Jet transfers.
  • Specialist river clothing (10mm wetsuits, wet suit jacket, booties, bootie socks, spray jackets, life jackets, protective helmets).
  • Safety briefing.
  • Friendly, professional guides.
  • hot shower available for use after each trip.
  • Professional photo service (optional).

WHAT TO BRING

  • Swimwear
  • towel

 

Day 1 : Shotover Rafting & Kawarau Rafting
CHALLENGE RAFTING Shotover River Rafting (Grade 3 - 5)  Meet the challenge of rafting the Shotover River, experience the rugged beauty and unspoilt grandeur of the breathtaking scenery as you conquer this wild and untamed river. Tackle six rapids then raft through the darkness of the Oxenbridge Tunnel and shoot the Cascade Rapid to complete the challenge. The Shotover River is accessed by either vehicle or by helicopter to the remote rafting launch site in Skippers Canyon forged out by gold miners during the big Queenstown gold rush.  Shotover Heli Rafting (Grade 3 - 5)  Experience the thrilling helicopter ride to the remote rafting launch site in Skippers Canyon. Then meet the challenge of rafting the Shotover River, experience the rugged beauty and unspoilt grandeur of the breathtaking scenery as you conquer this wild and untamed river. Tackle six rapids then raft through the darkness of the Oxenbridge Tunnel and shoot the Cascade Rapid to complete the challenge. Access to raft the Shotover River in winter is by helicopter only (June-Mid Sept). Kawarau River Rafting (Grade 2 - 3) This is a great introduction to whitewater rafting. The four rapids on the Kawarau River are exciting and the scenery is superb. Between rapids you will experience calmer stretches of river, with a unique perspective of the Kawarau Bungy Bridge as you pass underneath. The grand finale is the unforgettable Chinese Dog Leg Rapid to end your trip on the River. This trip will also include a jetboat transfer from Lake Wakatipu down the Kawarau river to the rafting put in.  TRIP INCLUSIONS Courtesy coach or jet transfers. Specialist river clothing (10mm wetsuits, wet suit jacket, booties, bootie socks, spray jackets, life jackets, protective helmets). Safety briefing. Friendly, professional guides. hot shower available for use after each trip. Professional photo service (optional). WHAT TO BRING Swimwear towel
Meals :None

Challenge Rafting: Shotover River & Kawarau River

Summer Departures (1st September - 31st May) -

Departs twice daily at 8am and 1pm. Check in is at Queenstown Information Centre.

 

Winter Departures (1st June - 31st August) -

Departs twice daily at 8:30am and 1pm. Check in is at Queenstown Information Centre.

 

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