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About Challenge Rafting
Challenge Rafting operates exciting half-day trips on the Shotover and Kawarau Rivers in Queenstown. The Kawarau River is suited to first time rafters or those wanting a taste of rafting and is accessed by vehicle. The Shotover River is accessed by vehicle through the historic Skippers Canyon forged out by goldminers during the big Gold Rush. This road is inaccessible in winter and for this reason Heli-rafting is offered in winter on the Shotover River.
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Shoot the rapids on the Shotover River on this half-day tour from Queenstown, a great choice for thrill seekers. Under the supervision of a guide, you'll brave the wild rapids, raft through the Oxenbridge Tunnel, and drop into the Cascade Rapid. Instruction and all necessary equipment (wetsuit, life jacket, spray jacket, booties, helmet) are included.
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Alex H wrote a review Nov 2021
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My group had an excellent time on the rafting trip we purchased. All the members of the team were very good and our rafting guide Will was great also. Highly recommend this to anyone visiting Queenstown.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Jodie C wrote a review Nov 2021
Brussels, Belgium6 contributions
Amazing day! Our two guides, KC and Treyson were great and made the trip wonderful. Felt safe the whole trip and would do it again if we had time.
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Date of experience: November 2021
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636garrym wrote a review Nov 2021
21 contributions1 helpful vote
What a Fantastic Adventure. The trip from Base to Skippers Canyon via road and then the rafting was simply amazing, KC was brilliant as a guide. He kept us safe and his instructions were very clear and concise. The River and the rapids were an adrenalin rush and the tunnel at the end with the final rapid was simply brilliant. 16 km of pure fun and excitement!
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Allan1161 wrote a review Nov 2021
Mooloolaba, Australia11 contributions19 helpful votes
Great experience from the commentary on the way to and through Skippers Canyon. Excellent scenery and stunning canyon. Good long river rafting experience with a variety of rapids. Focus on safety awesome. Best rafting trip I have been on. If you do one thing while in Queenstown do this trip!
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Date of experience: November 2021
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C2021C wrote a review Mar 2021
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Definitely good intro to white water rafting if you haven't done this before. If you're into sight seeing as well this would be perfect for you. As i'm more a dare devil, I'm keen to try for the higher grade one at Shotover river next time =D All staff were very nice and caring, there were a couple of elderly in the group, but they looked after them well, and they had an amazing time so no age restriction for this one!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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