Queenstown
Rafting

Ex. Queenstown

from $211 pp*

Action packed half-day adventures with New Zealand’s largest white water rafting specialist. Choose from heli-rafting down the spectacular Shotover River with grade 3-5 rapids, or drive into the calmer Kawarau River with grade 2-3 rapids. We provide all the gear to keep warm – then jump in the sauna afterwards! Transfers and safety equipment included. Min age 13 years.

Queenstown Rafting - Ex. Queenstown
Kawarau River Rafting $211 pp*
Heli-Rafting Shotover River $370 pp*
Note: Please check all terms and conditions as certain restrictions apply for this activity.
Kawarau River Rafting

The Kawarau is ideal for first-time rafters. Stretches of quiet water allow ample time to practice paddling techniques, look at the scenery or get caught up in a friendly water fight. Four rapids — Smiths Falls, Twin Bridges, Do Little Do Nothing, and of course, the unforgettable 400m Chinese Dog Leg, make this trip a great introduction to the thrills of white water rafting. Grade 2-3 rafting.

Trip Notes
  • Transfer from hotel or Queenstown Rafting Adventure Centre to Cavell’s Rafting Lodge.
  • Full wetsuit rafting clothing and all other equipment provided.
  • Extensive safety instructions and paddling techniques.
  • Rafting on the Kawarau River.
  • Return transfer to Cavell’s Rafting Lodge.
  • Hot showers and sauna.
  • Transfer/Return to Queenstown Rafting Adventure Centre.
  • All 13-15 Year olds require a guardian to travel with the child and a child waiver form must be signed.
  • ll 16 & 17 year olds require a guardian to sign a waiver form.
  • If they are travelling without a parent it is up to the guide on the day to decide whether they are able to travel.
  • All clients must be over 40kgs.
  • No child discount available. All Children aged 12 or under are not permitted.
Heli Rafting Shotover River

Climb aboard your jet-turbine-powered helicopter for a spectacular flight up Skippers Canyon, the site of one of the world’s richest gold strikes. The flight pushes your adrenalin level to the edge with a rollercoaster ride through the Canyon. Rafting from Deep Creek over peaceful waters at first, heading toward the exhilarating rapids of the lower Canyon, experiencing the memorable rapids Rock Garden, Sharks Fin, Toilet, Pinball, Jaws, Sequel and the unforgettable 170m Oxenbridge Tunnel, followed closely by Cascade Rapid. Grade 3-5 rafting.

Trip Notes
  • Transfer from hotel or Queenstown Rafting Adventure Centre to Cavell’s Rafting Lodge.
  • Full wetsuit rafting clothing and all other equipment provided.
  • Extensive safety instructions and paddling techniques.
  • Rafting on the Shotover River.
  • Return transfer to Cavell’s Rafting Lodge.
  • Hot showers and sauna.
  • Transfer/Return to Queenstown Rafting Adventure Centre.
  • All 13-15 Year olds require a guardian to travel with the child and a child waiver form must be signed.
  • ll 16 & 17 year olds require a guardian to sign a waiver form.
  • If they are travelling without a parent it is up to the guide on the day to decide whether they are able to travel.
  • All clients must be over 40kgs.
  • No child discount available. All Children aged 12 or under are not permitted.

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