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Action packed white water rafting with the largest rafting operator in New Zealand. With over 30 years experience on the Shotover and Kawarau rivers, Queenstown Rafting continue to thrill customers with fun and adventure rafting. No prior rafting...more
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35 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took go orange bus to Cardrona. Everything was super efficient. Had my ski pass from Go Orange and straight up the mountains.

Thank teoweme
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the Shotover White water rafting + Helicopter. We read some reviews the day prior with many complaints of rafts flipping and being a group of 5 girls, we were feeling pretty nervous. The rafting ended up being totally fine and if anything could...More

Thank StaceyP1321
Reviewed 14 June 2018

I would highly suggest people do this. Yes of course its scary but thats what makes it fun and worth while. If your scared I maybe suggest going in a group. Overall it was really good and I would definitely recommend this for members of...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

This is the most exhilarating ride of your life!! The raft guides/captains are expert river rafting gods:) I would do it again! Do the Shotover if you're ever in Queenstown, NZ

Thank Vosges
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Had a fantastic time rafting on the Shotover river. The guides were all fantastic, they run a well oiled operation and very interactive and chatty with us. The rapids were great and the scenary was lovely. Would definitely do it again.

Thank gettinsavvy
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Such a fun half day activity, come rain or shine! It honestly doesn’t matter if it’s raining because well, you’re gonna be white water rafting so you WILL get wet. The 40 minute journey to get to the river is stunning itself, and will take...More

Thank hannnxo
Reviewed 3 May 2018

We are not experienced white water rafters. The day we went with the group, the rapids were running category 4-5. Not asking (our mistake) we thought the scale went to 10. Nope. It goes to 5 (6 actually, but you can't ride those). So we...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Epic fun highly reccommended ! My wife and i had a great time with the crew and found the staff and experience right from the start really enjoyable

Thank BlakeyJohnston
Reviewed 22 April 2018

An incredible way to end our adventures in New Zealand! I knew the white water rafting with Shotover would be good... I had no idea it would be great! The trip starts with a bus ride that's almost as crazy as the rafting! Driving on...More

Thank Keanu C
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

One of the highlights of our tour. Wasn’t disappointed. Had an amazing time. Jack our raft guide was very good and kept was entertained. We had so many rapids and even our journey to shotover river was so scenic We also went through a tunnel...More

Thank Rachael C
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WYC29
20 February 2018|
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Response from Julius G | Reviewed this property |
They might fall out if you don't have straps on them. I used my contacts when I went.
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oleary113
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I was traveling with rafting novices so we booked the Kawarau. Our trip did not make and we had the option of switching to the Shotover. We were so glad that we switched. The Shotover wasn't that scary for the novices and... More
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candjMancos_CO
12 February 2017|
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Response from QueenstownRafting | Property representative |
Hi Carol, Thanks for getting in touch, I think you have already answered your own question unfortunately, active paddling with a bad neck is not advised. You will need to paddle and in certain areas paddle hard (on either... More
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