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Challenge Rafting

Open today: 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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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...more
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The Station Building | Cnr Shotover and Camp Streets, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+64 3-442 7318
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently came here with a colleague and loooooved every second of it! We were given excellent safety briefings, the views from the helicopter were absolutely stunning, and the rafting that followed was not only crazy fun but also breathtakingly beautiful. Massive shout out to...More

Thank PatoneyNZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Kawarau rafting was my first white water rafting experience and I loved it! The guides are very skilled and make you feel confident! The scenery is incredibly beautiful and you'll have a great time! I was afraid to be cold but they provided all...More

Thank Drey T
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Initially had an issue with the meet. We were booked on the 1pm slot but it was moved to the morning slot. We weren't sure what time to meet (had to look it up on TripAdvisor as it was closed at the time) and we...More

Thank dale250791
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Very nice trip, the staff is amazing. Security is first priority! And they make sure that everyone felt calm and safe. The price is a little to expensive.

Thank Mikkel S
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Despite being apprehensive when booking this (on recommendation from my hostel), I was so pleasantly surprised and rafting down the Shotover river was definitely a highlight of my trip to New Zealand. The guides were all friendly, engaging and knew what they were doing -...More

Thank londonlily9
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Everything was great about the day, check in staff, the drive in, our driver, our guides , (and the kiwi guide jokes) and especially our guide Tucker- cheers mate😊 River was great, rapids awesome, and great the tunnel was sweet! Thankyou for the awesome day,...More

Thank topstew
Reviewed 28 February 2018

This trip was really fun. The bus ride up to the start of the rafting trip was thrilling in itself due to the hairy roads in Skipper's Canyon. Theres a great mix of exciting rapids and calm areas to have a chat and jump into...More

Thank Sean C
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Had a great experience. Never rafted before but the instructors, safety people, and guides were amazing. Taka was our guide- very knowledgeable... no one on our raft ended up in the river (unless we chose to get in)!

Thank Sar C
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Wife and I joined a few others for an afternoon jaunt down the Shotover. What a cool bunch of crew running this awesome trip. They put a lot of humour into the trip and love to take the piss out the aussies! The bus trip...More

Thank RustyS215
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

So much fun rafting! This was our first experience rafting and definitely won't be our last! A few boats flipped over in the rapids, which looked pretty scary and cold! Definitely worth the money, would highly recommend.

Thank coco242424
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