New Zealand

Queenstown Rafting

Location:Queenstown

Queenstown Rafting are the outdoor adventure activity and adrenaline specialists, offering numerous rafting and adventure packages, for a truly exciting and memorable New Zealand vacation! They will have the answer to your New Zealand adventure wishlist.

Shotover river

Take the winding road up into Skippers Canyon, famous for it's incredible twists and turns, tight corners and exciting cliff edges. You will then meet your river guide before beginning your white water rafting journey through the spectacular Skippers Canyon. Rafting from Deep Creek over peaceful waters at first, you'll head towards the exhilarating rapids of the lower canyon. The adrenalin pumps as you paddle Rock Garden, After Shock, Sharks Fin, Toilet, Pinball and Jaws to name but a few. Raft the 170m Oxenbridge Tunnel before shooting Cascade Rapid to complete your adventure.

Including

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

Duration - ½ day approximately 4.5 hours

Requirements

  • Minimum age 13 years
  • Minimum weight 40kg (88lb)
  • Under 18s - Guardian conditions apply

Trip times

  • Summer - 8.15am and 1.15pm
  • Winter - heli-raft option only

 

Kawarau River

The Kawarau river is ideal for first time rafters or suited to those looking for a more relaxed rafting experience. There’s plenty of white water action, but also time to sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular New Zealand scenery. Keep an eye on the other rafts though, as there’s a good chance of a water fight.

It’s the Kawarau River that starred as the River Anduin in Lord of the Rings. The grandeur of the canyons imparts a feeling of paddling through the heart of Middle Earth. Whether you are a Lord of The Rings fan or not, this rafting trip offers an insight into the beauty of the New Zealand wilderness. Enjoy the unforgettable 400m long Dog Leg rapid. New Zealand’s longest commercially rafted rapid.

Including

  • Transfer from Queenstown downtown to rafting base
  • Full wetsuit rafting clothing and safety equipment
  • Transfer to Gibbston Valley via Arrowtown
  • Extensive safety briefing
  • Rafting on the Kawarau River
  • Hot showers and sauna
  • Transfer/ return travel to Queenstown downtown

Duration - ½ day approximately 4.5 hours

Requirements

  • Min age 13 years
  • Min weight 40 kg (88lb)
  • Under 18s - Guardian conditions apply 

Trip times

  • Summer - 8.15am and 1.15pm
  • Winter - 8.15am and 1.00pm

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