Queenstown Shotover River White Water Rafting

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Experience the exhilarating adrenaline pumping rapids of this infamous river.

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Begin with an unforgettable coach trip on the historic Skippers Road along old goldminers trails into Skippers Canyon, unparalleled in terms of scenery.

Raft from Deep Creek over peaceful waters at first, you will head toward the exhilarating rapids of the lower Canyon, experiencing the memorable rapids Rock Garden, Sharks Fin, Toilet, Pinball, Jaws, Sequel and the unforgettable 170m Oxenbridge Tunnel, followed closely by Cascade Rapid.

The guides are fully licensed 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 our clients

Inclusions for Queenstown Shotover River White Water Rafting

  • Travel to Deep Creek, Skippers Canyon
  • Raft the Shotover River
  • Extensive safety instructions and paddling techniques
  • Use of hot showers and sauna
  • Full wetsuit rafting clothing and all other equipment provided

Exclusions for Queenstown Shotover River White Water Rafting

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 13 years

Children aged between 13 and 15 years must have a guardian traveling with them

All travelers between the age of 15 and 18 years require a waiver to be signed by a guardian if they are unaccompanied

You must bring along a swimsuit and towel

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Travelers MUST have a "minimum weight" of 40kg (88lbs) to participate on this tour

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Travelers must be water confident

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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  • Awesome adventure. Grace was our guide for the boat and she was very professional but fun to talk with. A few good rapids made it exciting. Even some time to jump out the boat to float. Hot showers at the end definite bonus!

  • Great experience! This activity is dependent on the water level and the path the river forges. Call ahead of time if you're wanting a particular white water grade 1-5. The day I went was grade 2-3. The 45 min drive from the rafting co. to Shotover River was both intense and entertaining. Skippers Canyon Rd is a narrow road with drop-off cliffs: intense. Thanks to Morgan, for her stories and corny jokes it's all good, kept us entertained. At the river, the rafting orientation was very helpful. Many thanks to our raft guide, Darryn, he is awesome!!! He was knowledgeable and experienced. He was able to instruct us, both at the novice and expert levels we had both. His calm demeanor instilled a confidence in his abilities as well as our own. I particularly appreciated that Darryn reiterated throughout our trip, safety first while helping us navigate the river. The white water parts of the river were exhilarating. We made it thru without losing a man/woman overboard. This is a must do activity. BTW: I am the 63 yr old novice.

  • Very professional, friendly and fun. We really enjoyed the fact that NZ outdoor activities are not so over-the-top with safety restrictions as in Australia.

  • So much fun, the trip over Skippers pass is a treat in itself, one of the ten most dangerous roads in the world, so glad we were not driving. Th crafting trip was excellent, the experts made it a laugh while still making sure the safety elements were well covered in the briefing. My wife went out of the boat more than anyone else, it was her first experience of white water rafting and she thoroughly enjoyed it!

  • One of the best trips we have been on the water was high with all the rain and this made it more exciting. The whole afternoon ran like clockwork all equipment provided and was effective. The guide was great giving information, great instruction and very safety conscious. I cannot remember his name but he was from the South Island he was friendly and supportive throughout. The rapids were great and everyone in our party of 12 thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

  • Loved the white water rafting! I was so nervous as im not very fit but I had an amazing time and didn't fall in! Worth every penny!

  • Great activity. Beautiful surrounds in the Shotover river! Experienced guides. Unfortunate accident (dislocated shoulder) to another boat in our group - but handled extremely well, complete with helicopter retrieval of the injured person. The rest of the trip had enough exciting moments. Wish the water level was just a bit higher/stronger but I guess for our level (somewhat of a newbie), it was perfect. It's facing the possibility of true danger that makes it quite exhilarating.

  • This tour was amazing!

  • Absolutely fantastic

  • The bus ride to the put-in point was completely frightening! We should have fallen off the cliff a dozen times! The raft ride was good - probably not enough water in the river to make it excellent, but that's no one's fault. Our guide was terrific - a young woman whose name escapes me. Safety was considered a priority with this group, so that was much appreciated. I would do it again if I was in Queenstown again.

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