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Shotover River Rafting Trip from Queenstown

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Queenstown’s famous Shotover River provides the white water rafting action for those looking for extra excitement and thrills. Drive through Skippers canyon to the start of the rafting. Raft your way down the Shotover river taking on the wild and untamed rapids. Finish the trip rafting through the darkness of the 170m Oxenbridge Tunnel and shoot the drop into Cascade Rapid.

What You'll Get

Step across this great frontier and meet the challenge of white water rafting on Queenstown’s famous Shotover River. The trip begins with a scenic drive through Skippers Canyon which drops you on the beach of the Shotover River where your rafting will begin.  

Then hop in the rafts to experience the rugged beauty and unspoilt grandeur of the breathtaking scenery as you conquer this wild and untamed river. Tackle six rapid sections along the Shotover River, with stretches of calm water to take in the views, go for a swim, and soak up its gold mining history.

The long and narrow grade 4-5 ‘Mother’ section is made up of rapids such as ‘Aftershock’, ‘Sqeeze’, ‘Toilet’ and ‘Pinball’ and is sure to get your heart racing. Raft through the darkness of the 170 metre Oxenbridge Tunnel and shoot the Cascade Rapid to complete the rafting adventure.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children aged between 13 and 15 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children aged 16 and above can raft alone with a signed consent form from parent/guardian
  • Pregnant woman are unable to raft
  • Minimum age 13 yrs
  • Minimum weight 40kg
  • Basic swimming skills are essential
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • White water rafting down the Shotover River
  • Safety briefing, professional guides
  • All necessary equipment- wetsuit, life jacket, spray jacket, booties, helmet
  • Courtesy coach transfers from centrally located meeting point
  • Hot showers

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

5 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
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The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.