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Challenge Rafting

The Station Building | Cnr Shotover and Camp Streets, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+64 3-442 7318
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US$170.30*
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Half-Day Shotover River Rafting Trip from Queenstown
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US$170.30*
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Kawarau River Rafting from Queenstown
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US$252.11*
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Helicopter and Shotover River Rafting Combo from Queenstown
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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 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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The Station Building | Cnr Shotover and Camp Streets, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 7318
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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Thank Kimberly D
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Thank GidgetGoldy
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the whitewafter rafting from start to finish. Well organised outfit and everything was streamlined. The rafting was so much fun, the guides were funny and very informative. Even on the quieter bits there was still paddling to do so never got bored.

Thank Calandrah
Reviewed 23 November 2017

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Thank Gwyre
Reviewed 15 November 2017

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Thank Karolyn M
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Well, to start with you have the craziest bus drive up a mountain that you probably have or will ever have! There is a turn where the bus needs to have one wheel off the road to make the turn- need I say more?! I...More

Thank Stuartgirl83
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Challenge Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Hi Stuartgirl83! Thank you for taking the time to write this amazing review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your trip with Sally, Chief and the rest of the crew. We will be sure to pass on your feedback. They will be stoked! They...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017

100% must do in Queenstown, we went on a perfect blue sky day with not a cloud in sight and the water was amazing. Great time of year for it as the river had all of the snow melt pouring in. Sally our guide was...More

Thank victoriafifi
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Challenge Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Hi Victoriafifi! Thank you for taking the time to review Challenge Rafting. We also agree that Sally is amazing and are so glad she made your trip! We will let her know that you enjoyed rafting with her! You are right, it is the best...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We had an awesome time rafting with Percy our guide. He was really fun, professional and had loads of information about rafting and the area. I do however think the trip is overpriced compared to other rafting tours in New Zealand.More

Thank Hayley B
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Challenge Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Hi Hayley, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Our guides are passionate about what they do and always aim to give everyone a good experience. Percy will be stoked that he made your trip awesome! Thanks again for choosing to raft...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017

The guides were fun and experienced on the river, and the experience was enjoyable. Mid Autum the river is low so there was a lot of flat water and the rapids were very mild. Will have to go again in mid spring when the river...More

Thank Darren F
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Challenge Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Hi Darren. Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We are glad your trip was enjoyable even though the water levels were low. It is still a really awesome trip and the guides love what they do and know the river like...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017

My hubby and I thoroughly enjoyed our rafting adventure in Queenstown on Thursday the 6th of April. Heath was our guide on his day off and did an awesome job. We have to come back and do it again one day.More

Thank wardie5
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Challenge Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Hi wardie5. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your rafting trip with us. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your white-water experience. It is one of the best adventure activities to do in Queenstown we think. We...More

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