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Go Orange – Shotover River Whitewater Rafting

Join us to raft the iconic Shotover river for a whitewater rapid adventure like no other, as we expertly guide you through grade 3-5 rapids!

Highlights

  • Paddle the infamous grade 3-5 rapids of the Shotover River
  • Raft the 170m Oxenbridge Tunnel
  • Navigate 6 exciting rapids
  • Enjoy outstanding world-class scenery

Get ready for a thrilling whitewater rafting adventure on the iconic Shotover river as we navigate the rapids that carve their way down the valley.

Your adventure begins with a 40-minute journey along the historic Skippers Road, one of the Top 10 most dangerous roads in NZ. All aboard our brand-new Go Orange Unimog 4WD we’ll get your adrenalin pumping even before you hit the water, as you travel down the dirt road cut during the 1860’s gold rush.

The upper section of the Shotover River gives you and your paddling team time to practice your paddle techniques and be briefed for the exhilarating rapids ahead. Our knowledgeable rafting guides who are expertly trained, and possess a keen sense of adventure will then navigate your raft through the grade 3- 5 rapids, aptly named aftershock, squeeze, toilet and Oh Sh*t.

Your journey comes to an end through the darkness of the 170m long Oxenbridge Tunnel before finally taking on the Cascade rapid. Don’t worry, hot showers and our very own brewery and restaurant are only a short walk away. Your return trip to town is available whenever suits you, on request via the Canyon Brewing complimentary shuttle.

****PLEASE NOTE****

  • You need to be water competent with moderate fitness
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • Minimum weight 40kg
  • Maximum weight 120kg
  • Guardian conditions apply for under 18 years
  • People with a heart condition or taking heart medication are not able to participate
  • Trips are weather, river level and/or water temperature dependent
  • It is advisable to leave valuables at home including cameras. No personal GoPro’s allowed on the trips for safety reasons. Video footage is available to purchase after your adventure.
  • Adult $239.00

    What's included

    • Transfer from downtown Queenstown to rafting base
    • Full wetsuit rafting clothing including booties & safety equipment
    • Scenic drive down Skippers Canyon Road in Go Orange 4WD Unimog
    • Extensive safety briefing
    • Rafting on the Shotover River
    • Hot showers
    • Transfer/ return travel to Queenstown downtown

    Duration

    • Approximately 4.5 hours

    Notes

    • Please check-in at your meeting location 20 minute prior to your trip departure. Meeting Location:

      1 Oct – 21 Oct: Go Orange Shop, 35 Shotover Street, Queenstown

      22 Oct – 31 May: Go Orange shop, 37 Camp street, Queenstown

      1 Jun – 30 Sep: Go Orange Kiosk, Steamer Wharf, Queenstown

    • Minimum booking numbers apply for trip confirmation. 'No shows' or cancellations within 24 hours of departure are non-refundable.

    Available Bookings from October 23 to October 29

    Change Dates

    All prices are shown in NZD ($)

    Wed 23 Oct
    Thu 24 Oct
    Fri 25 Oct
    Sat 26 Oct
    Sun 27 Oct
    Mon 28 Oct
    Tue 29 Oct

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$139.00

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    • Adult$139.00

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    • Adult$139.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$139.00

    12spaces priced from:

    • Adult$139.00

    7spaces priced from:

    • Adult$179.00

    3spaces priced from:

    • Adult$179.00

    12spaces priced from:

    • Adult$139.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$139.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$139.00

    10spaces priced from:

    • Adult$139.00

    12spaces priced from:

    • Adult$139.00

    8spaces priced from:

    • Adult$179.00

    Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

    Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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    Daniel Schultz from Australia wrote on 13 January 2019

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    Worth the money !

    Really enjoyed the whole experience. The tour guides were great Tuscany was a legend 👍.

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    Srinivas Rao from India wrote on 21 April 2019

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    Adrenaline rush rafting

    Amazing !! Would like to do it again

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    Daniel Keating from Ireland wrote on 02 January 2019

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    Aaron from Australia wrote on 01 March 2019

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    Decent, but no photography?

    Was a fun day, but there was 0 photography allowed. I had bought a gopro attachment just for white water rafting. On arrival we were told gopros were not allowed...strange because i have done rafting in auckland + overseas and it was never a problem. To add with that, there was no photography taken by go orange...every other rafting company has a phorographer that takes photos throughout downstream. There were some amazing views, sadly i hAve nothing to show for it. You need to review your rules/regulations and if not, at least provide some kind of phtographer...

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    ABDUL KARIM from Malaysia wrote on 29 December 2018

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    Best water experience ever

    This 4.5hrs activity is a must for every adventure hungry person. Must say, the best ever class 4-5 freshwater rafting

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