Participants of the White Water Rafting from Queenstown on Shotover River are observing rafts passing by with the local guides from Go Orange


155 US$

/ day

White Water Rafting from Queenstown on Shotover River

From155 US$ / day
Meeting place

At our office (35 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300)

FREE cancellation with full refund up to 24 hours before the start of the activity

Duration: 4.5 hours - From 01.10 till 13.11 & 16.03 till 15.05

Next available date:

Saturday, 17 April
Start days:
Every day
Start times:

for 1 participant

Duration: 4.5 hours - From 14.11 till 15.03

Next available date:

Saturday, 17 April
Start days:
Every day
Start times:

for 1 participant


Experience a thrilling half-day of white water rafting from Queenstown in the heart of nature on the Shotover River! Together with your local guides, you will explore the undeniably breathtaking landscapes of southern New Zealand in the shuttle bus and then on the river.

As the company of people who are passionate about what they do and they don't call their daily tasks 'work', we believe that our contribution and knowledge ensure satisfaction after each rafting tour. Our goal is to deliver the highest level of service to make your stay in our region unforgettable. Nothing more exciting than white water rafting from Queenstown!

Tour programme
- Preparation:
We will wait for you at our main office in Queenstown. To be able to begin white water rafting from Queenstown on time, we kindly ask you to arrive 20 minutes before the booked time. Once there, you will take our shuttle bus to the rafting base at Arthurs Peak. There, you will receive the necessary equipment for the tour before again stepping into the bus which will take you this time to the canyon where our rafting tour will take place. This ride will take approximately 40 minutes and will go through the iconic Skippers Canyon which is considered as one of the most dangerous roads in the whole country, so prepare yourself for some adrenaline even before you will be on a raft.
- Tour:
Once we will reach our destination, you will meet your guide at Deep Creek where you will also receive a safety briefing and practice the paddling techniques. During the tour, you will challenge yourself whilst paddle through whitewater rapids such as Aftershock, Toilet, Squeeze or Jaws. The final part will consist of rafting in the 170 meters long Oxenbrindge Tunnel.
- Arrival:
After the last part of paddling is completed, we will be back in our base by the river. There, you will have an opportunity to take a hot shower and taste some local beer and food at the restaurant (not included in the price). Afterwards, we will jump again to the shuttle bus to downtown Queenstown.

Tour facts
- River: Shotover River (Difficulty level: Class III-V)
- Description: Shotover river has strong rapids therefore a certain level of fitness is required during the tour. It is located in the canyon 40 minutes away from Queenstown and is famous for its untouched, pure nature and crystal-clear water.
- Route: Deep Creek - Cascade
- Total duration: 4,5hrs
- Time on the river: 2 hrs
- Participants per boat: 6

Included Services
- High-quality raft
- Rafting gear (wetsuit, wetsuit jacket, spray jacket, paddle, helmet, booties, life jacket)
- Certified rafting guide
- Transfer to the starting point and back to the base
- Photos (possible to purchase on-site)

Bring along
- Swimwear
- Second pair of trainers (which may get wet)
- Towel

- Minimum age: 13 years
- Physical health
- Swimming ability
- Minimum weight: 40 kg
- Maximum weight: 120 kg
- Rafting with a heart condition or while taking heart medication is not permitted
- Rafting while pregnant is not permitted

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