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Half-Day Shotover River Rafting Trip from Queenstown

Highlights
  • Shoot the rapids on New Zealand's Shotover River
  • Use of wetsuit, life jacket, spray jacket, booties, helmet
  • Hot showers and sauna available post-adventure
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Half-Day Shotover River Rafting Trip from Queenstown
From US$ 167.22
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Step across this great frontier and meet the challenge of white water rafting on Queenstowns famous Shotover River.
From US$ 167.22
10am Shotover River Rafting
Step across this great frontier and meet the challenge of white water rafting on Queenstowns famous Shotover River.
From US$ 167.22
8am Shotover River Rafting
Step across this great frontier and meet the challenge of white water rafting on Queenstowns famous Shotover River.
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Overview
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. Plus, a choice of morning or afternoon departure let's you fit this tour into any schedule.
What to Expect
Step across this great frontier and meet the challenge of white water rafting on Queenstown’s famous Shotover River. The trip begins with a scenic drive through Skippers Canyon which drops you on the beach of the Shotover River where your rafting will begin.  

Then hop in the rafts to experience the rugged beauty and unspoilt grandeur of the breathtaking scenery as you conquer this wild and untamed river. Tackle six rapid sections along the Shotover River, with stretches of calm water to take in the views, go for a swim, and soak up its gold mining history.

The long and narrow grade 4-5 ‘Mother’ section is made up of rapids such as ‘Aftershock’, ‘Sqeeze’, ‘Toilet’ and ‘Pinball’ and is sure to get your heart racing. Raft through the darkness of the 170 metre Oxenbridge Tunnel and shoot the Cascade Rapid to complete the rafting adventure.
Reviews (16)
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Reviewed yesterday
Awesome Experience

From a couple of late 50 year olds, we thought it was well organised, very helpful staff and great fun. I was more than a little scared at the prospect of doing this activity at first but our guide was wonderful and coached us all...More

Thank Over50Travellers
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing!

Challenge Rafting was well-planned and exciting 😊 First we were gathered at the Challenge Rafting HQ. Then travelled for 1hr or so up the hilly ‘mini’ mountains with our tour-guide who doubled as our safety guy for our rafting trip. The bus trip up to...More

Thank Sarahfrancis90
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile
Great fun

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
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Challenge Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for such positive feedback, we are happy to hear that you felt safe for the whole trip with our experienced guides and had a good time with us! Kind Regards, The Challenge Rafting Team

Reviewed 3 March 2018
So much fun and surpassed all my expectations!

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
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Challenge Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It's great to hear that this was one of your highlights from visiting New Zealand. We’re so happy to have such experienced and friendly guides! Kind Regards, The Challenge Rafting Team

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile
Shotover river rafting was sweet!!

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
TotallyTourism, Front Office Manager at Challenge Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

What a fantastic day you had! Thanks for the feedback, we’re so glad the team made your best adventure in NZ, this is what we’re all here for! Kind Regards, The Challenge Rafting Team

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