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Join us on 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 day on the iconic Shotover river as we navigate the rapids that carve their way down the valley.

We'll get your adrenaline pumping before we’ve even hit the water as we take an unforgettable coach trip through skippers canyon, famous for its exciting cliff edges.

The adventure begins in one of the most scenic environments in the world as you take to the water and experience gut-wrenching drops in your stomach while navigating exhilarating grade 3 -5 rapids in the canyons, aptly named aftershock, squeeze, toilet and Oh Sh*t.

Our knowledgeable guides who are expertly trained with a keen sense of adventure will guide you through the canyons, while you work collectively as a team until your journey comes to an end through the darkness of the 170m long Oxenbridge Tunnel before finally taking on the Cascade rapid.

We challenge you to delve deeper, go further than the average experience and Go beyond with us.

 

****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. Professional photo service & waterproof disposable cameras available for sale on site
  • Adult $239.00

    What's included

    • Transfer from downtown Queenstown to rafting base
    • Full wetsuit rafting clothing including booties & safety equipment
    • Transfer to Deep Creek via Skippers Canyon Road
    • Extensive safety briefing
    • Rafting on the Shotover River
    • Hot showers
    • Transfer/ return travel to Queenstown downtown

    Notes

    • Duration: ½ day approximately 4.5 hours

      Departures: 8am & 1pm (October-May)

      Check-in: Please check-in at Queenstown Rafting Shop, 35 Shotover Street, Queenstown, 20 minutes before your departure time.

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

    Available Bookings from February 16 to February 22

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    Colin Caskie from United Kingdom wrote on 16 February 2016

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    Awesome

    One of the highlights of the trip. Excellent guides as well!

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    Thanks for the review Colin!

    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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    Daniel Keating from Ireland wrote on 02 January 2019

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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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    Liz Paterson from Australia wrote on 29 November 2018

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    Wasn't able to do shotover due to heavy rain

    I had heard from a friend that the Shotover River was really fun and challenging. For this reason I booked in for it, unfortunately heavy rain fell the day I had chosen which meant the river was closed for rafting, I had the option to change to Kawarau River or change my days (this unfortunately wasn't an option). I didn't want to miss out on rafting so chose the first option and was told it would still be quite thrilling because of all the rain. I was somewhat disappointed, most of the river was slow flowing and minimal rapids exist. This is good for beginners or those that do not feel comfortable with the idea of potentially falling in. While my experience had nothing to do with the staff (they were very helpful) it wasn't the experience I had hoped for.

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