Shotover River Rafting

Queenstown Rafting


The journey to historic Skippers Canyon – whether you drive or fly in by helicopter - is magnificent. Travel across golden tussock-covered mountain ranges cut through with deep river canyons.

Then encounter the white-water action of 'Rock Garden', 'Sharks Fin', 'Toilet', 'Pinball', 'Jaws' and 'Sequel' rapids. Frenetic excitement alternates with idyllic moments.


The unforgettable 170m 'Oxenbridge tunnel' and 'Cascade' rapid provide an exciting finish (grade 3 - 5 rapids).

 

 
Duration 4 hours 30 mins (drive), 3 hours (Heli-rafting summer), 4 hours (Heli-rafting winter).
Suitable for water competent people (13 years and over)
Winter (June - Sep): Helicopter ride into Skippers Canyon is the only Shotover River option available.
Transfer from accommodation or Queenstown Rafting Adventure Centre to Cavell's Rafting Lodge
Comprehensive briefing provided on safety and paddling techniques
Sauna and hot showers at Cavell's Rafting Lodge


Shotover River Rafting - Queenstown Rafting

Season: Mid Sep - early Jun, daily departures
Duration: 4hrs 15 - 45mins
15 Sep 2014 - 30 Sep 2014
Departs: 8.15am & 1.15pm
Prices from: $199 adult / $199 child
1 Oct 2014 - 1 Jun 2015
Departs: 8.15am & 1.15pm
Prices from: $209 adult / $209 child

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Please note:

  • This rafting trip only operates in summer and with a minimum of 8 people. Customers need to reconfirm at least 24 hours prior to departure to ensure your trip will be operating
  • Suitable for children 13 years and over
  • Suitable for water competent people of moderate fitness
  • All trips operate dependent on weather, river level and/or water temperature

Shotover River Heli-Rafting

Season: All year, daily departures
Duration: 4hrs 15 - 45mins (3hrs 45mins in winter)
1 Oct 2013 - 30 Sep 2014
Departs: 8.15am & 1.15pm
Prices from: $279 adult / $279 child
1 Oct 2014 - 30 Sep 2015
Departs: 8.15am & 1.15pm
Prices from: $309 adult / $309 child

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Please note:

  • This rafting trip operates with a minimum of 8 people. Customers need to reconfirm at least 24 hours prior to departure to ensure your trip will be operating
  • Suitable for children 13 years and over
  • Suitable for water competent people of moderate fitness
  • All trips operate dependent on weather, river level and/or water temperature
  • All helicopter flights are weather dependent





Please note:

Participation in rafting activities involves a degree of risk and the rafting operator cannot absolutely guarantee participants' safety. Participants need to listen carefully to our guides' instructions. We reserve the right to cancel trips or substitute another river or section of river for safety reasons. Please ensure you have read and accept our Terms and Conditions prior to sending a reservation request.

What to bring:

Swimsuit and towel.  Please leave your valuables behind as no responsibility is taken for belongings.

We provide:

Equipment provided includes wetsuit, wetsuit jacket, spray jacket, paddle, helmet, wetsuit booties and a life jacket. We provide all transport plus hot showers and sauna.

Visit www.rafting.co.nz to find out about adventure multi-packs - including rafting, jetboating, helicopter trips and bungy jump combos.

Real Journeys also offers Queenstown Rafting trips: Landsborough 3-day Wilderness Experience and Kawarau River Rafting.

Real Journeys
Tel +64 3 249 7416
Freephone 0800 65 65 01 (within NZ)
Email contact@realjourneys.co.nz
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