Canyon Swing and Whitewater Rafting Day Tour


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  • A full day adventure, doing two of Queenstown's must-do activities
  • Experience the world's biggest swing!
  • Thrills of whitewater rafting

Combine a full day adventure doing two must-do activities in Queenstown, white water rafting on Shotover or Kawarau River and the terrifying Nevis Swing. This experience is for those looking for an additional adrenaline rush!

  • 0 people
  • Duration - 1 Day
  • Location - View Map
Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • Return bus transfers from Queenstown to Shotover Canyon Swing and Cavells Rafting Base
  • Full wetsuit, rafting clothing and safety equipment
  • Extensive safety briefing
  • Hot showers and sauna on completion
  • Rafting on the Shotover River or Kawarau River
  • Swing from a height of 160 metres

A full day adventure that combines two must-do activities in Queenstown; white water rafting on Shotover or Kawarau River and the terrifying Nevis Swing. This is for serious adrenaline junkies who want double the thrills!

After being suspended a massive 160 metres above the canyon floor, you are suddenly released, and find yourself rushing towards the other side of the Nevis Valley, at an insane 120km per hour! Fly in an arc of 300 metres! Choose to swing upside down, backwards, alone or share the fear with a friend - no matter what, this is a breathtaking and exhilarating experience!

Your adrenaline-fuelled white water rafting experience will occur on either the Shotover River, paddling through fast-moving grade 3-5 rapids, taking on the challenging Aftershock, Squeeze, Toilet and Jaws; or on the slightly less intense Kawarau River Rapids, featuring rapids between grades 2-3, including the unforgettable 400m long Dog Leg Rapid.

Before your return to Queenstown, warm up with a sauna and hot shower at Cavell's Rafting Base.

On the Day

Session Length

  • This product is available 7 days a week
  • Total trip takes approximately 7 hours

Numbers on the Day

  • A minimum of 8 people are required to run each tour
  • Each white water raft will have one experienced raft guide per 7 clients


  • Due to constantly changing river conditions, it is advisable to contact the rafting company 24 hours before to check river conditions and your booking.

Dress Code

  • Full wetsuit and rafting clothing will be provided by the experience provider
  • Bring a towel and swimwear
  • Also bring a change of clothes for after the rafting
... and Importantly


  • Customers who are pregnant or have back problems are recommended not to participate
  • Water confidence is required
  • Minimum age is 13 years old. Guardian conditions apply for minors under 18 years
  • Minimum weight for this experience is 40kg


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider, and arranged directly with them, according to this policy:


  • Over 48 hours prior to the experience date: No charge
  • Within 48 hours of the experience date, No Shows and Late Arrivals: Participants forfeit their experience and are therefore not entitled to a refund or to re-book. Participants are advised to make their own insurance provisions in case of unforseen circumstances