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Queenstown Shotover River White Water Rafting

  • Raft the 3-5 graded Shotover River rapids on this exhilarating tour from Queenstown
  • Wetsuit and safety equipment is provided
  • Use of hot shower and sauna facilities
Queenstown Shotover River White Water Rafting
From US$154.21
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8am DepartureMost Popular
Departs at 8am. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time
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Experience the adrenaline-pumping rapids of the Shotover River, which runs through Skippers Canyon. Start your half-day trip from Queenstown with a coach drive into the steep canyon via historical Skippers Road, famous for its gold-mining past. The tranquil waters of Deep Creek soon give way to exhilarating white-water rapids, but rest assured you’ll be rewarded with a sauna and hot shower afterward.
What to Expect
Start your half-day tour at the rafting base in Queenstown, where you’ll board a coach for the scenic drive into Skippers Canyon, a gorge renowned for its steep walls and shear drops. Your experienced driver-guide follows Skippers Road, a historical gold-mining trail that boasts majestic scenery all around.

When you reach the shores of the Shotover River, you’ll receive a safety briefing and learn paddling techniques from your licensed river guide. Then put on your provided wetsuit and life jacket and let the fun begin. 

Your rafting trip starts from Deep Creek, gliding over tranquil waters before you reach the white-water rapids of the lower Skippers Canyon. Hold on for an unforgettable ride as your raft bumps over Rock Garden, Sharks Fin, Toilet, Pinball, Jaws, Sequel, Oxenbridge Tunnel and Cascade Rapid.

Back on firm ground, you’re returned to Queenstown where you can relax with a sauna and hot shower at the rafting base.
Reviews (56)

1 - 5 of 34 reviews

Reviewed 15 April 2018

This was an excellent adventure experience and must do activity in Queenstown. The guild and the service were exceptional. They are kind professionals with higher knowledge and experience in their field.

Thank Tech B
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile
Meh done better

After rafting different rivers in NZ I was looking forward to the shotover rafting but was left feeling a little let down. While our guide Jonesy was fantastic the whole experience left me with a sense of more a people factory. From the time we...More

Thank Ianfarrell
Reviewed 29 January 2018
Pretty awesome white water rafting trip

We went white water rafting with Jack on the morning of 22.01.18 - Jack was fantastic, he was very clear with instructions & what we had to do to make it a fun, safe trip. Jack brought alot more to the trip from surfing through...More

1  Thank Elaine C
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

It was well brilliantly planned out and the staff are very committed. Our guide, Michel, was great. Tusk, the safety kayaker, was onto it and great to talk to. Vicky helped us at the counter and was awesome and very helpful. The staff are almost...More

Thank Carwyn B
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Had a great time white river rafting, even in low water at the moment! Jack really made the trip and did an amazing job! Such a fun time and highly recommend!

Thank Busibees01