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Whitewater Rafting on the Shotover River

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4.5 hours
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  • Tackle grade 3-5 rapids on the mighty Shotover River
  • Head through the 170m Oxenbridge Tunnel and the epic Cascade Rapid
  • Plenty of spectacular scenery to admire along the way

Accelerate your heart rate during this action-packed whitewater rafting adventure on the mighty Shotover River. Take on grade 3-5 rapids like the Squeeze, Pinball and Aftershock, before heading through the 170m Oxenbridge Tunnel and the epic Cascade rapid.

What's Included?

  • Whitewater rafting on the Shotover River
  • Return transfer from Queenstown to the rafting sites
  • Full wetsuit, rafting clothing and safety equipment
  • Extensive safety briefing
  • Hot showers on completion

Get your dose of adrenaline during this whitewater rafting experience on the Shotover River. Begin with an unforgettable coach ride into Skippers Canyon, renowned for its hair-raising cliff edges and gold mining history. Upon arrival, listen in on a thorough safety briefing before boarding the raft, ready to get wild. Get a feel for the raft as you initially paddle from Deep Creek over peaceful waters. Then, before you know it, you'll be taking on a number of grade 3-5 rapids including Aftershock, Squeeze, Toilet, Pinball and Jaws. Keep the heart rate racing as you raft the 170m Oxenbridge Tunnel, followed by the grade 3 Cascade rapid. Warm up with a hot shower at Rafting Base before your return to Queenstown.

Session Length

  • This experience is approximately 4.5 hours in duration
  • Tours commence seven days a week at 1pm
  • Available between November to March only
  • Does not operate on Christmas Day


  • The minimum age is 13 years. Guardian conditions apply for those under 18 years
  • Minimum weight is 40kg and the maximum weight is 120kg
  • Not suitable for pregnant women and those on heart medication
  • Participants must be competent in the water with moderate fitness


  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

Minimum of eight participants.


This experience is not suitable for spectators, although there is Cavells Café & Bar at Cavells Rafting Base & you can take a short walk to the last rapid from the café.


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

Dress Code

Please bring a towel and swimwear. Full wetsuit and rafting clothing will be provided.

This experience takes place in Queenstown.

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