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Queenstown Rafting

35 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Queenstown Shotover River White Water Rafting
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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 experience necessary and operating year round with experienced guides, all equipment and a hot sauna and shower at the end.Upgrades to helirafting also available as well as combos with bungy, skydive, canyon swing and jetboating. For the ultimate adventure check out the reviews from the multiday rafting options on the Landsborough.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“shotover river” (221 reviews)
“great fun” (85 reviews)
“white water” (23 reviews)
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35 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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"shotover river"
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"great fun"
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"white water"
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"grade rapids"
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"raft guide"
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"safety briefing"
in 33 reviews
"wet suits"
in 23 reviews
"dangerous road"
in 12 reviews
"start point"
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"helicopter ride"
in 24 reviews
"beautiful river"
in 11 reviews
"an adventure"
in 20 reviews
"safe hands"
in 9 reviews
"great guide"
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"new zealand"
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"a lot of fun"
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"thanks guys"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

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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.

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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
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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

Thank Frank C
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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

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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
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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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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We booked a rafting on the shotover river, they called us the day before and said it wasn’t happening due to weather conditions, fair enough, and we rescheduled for the day after instead when they said chances would be good to be able to go....More

Thank Hannes R
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

What an amazing adventure!! Had so much fun with our experienced guide (can’t remember his name, from South Africa). Thanks so much for not keeping us in “time out”!!! Haha. Started off with a fun bus ride complete with amazing views of mountains, rivers, and...More

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WY C
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
30 May 2017|
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Response from Linda G |
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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