Challenge Rafting operates a variety of exciting half day white water rafting trips on the Shotover and Kawarau Rivers in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Queenstown’s famous Shotover River provides the white water rafting action for those looking for extra excitement and thrills. Experience the rugged beauty of the Skippers Canyon as you conquer the wild and untamed Shotover River. Tackle the tumultuous ‘Mother’ rapids, a series of six grade 4-5 rapids, before the journey through the darkness of the 170 metre long Oxenbridge Tunnel. Shot the drop into Cascade Rapid to complete your white water rafting challenge.

The Kawarau River provides an exhilarating trip for first time rafters. A great introduction to white water rafting, the Kawarau River boasts superb scenery and unique perspectives of the Gibbston Valley wine region and New Zealand’s first Bungy jumping site. Float past vast rock cliffs and dramatic scenery that was home to the filming of the Lord of the Rings. Top it all off with the longest commercially rafted rapid in New Zealand, the 400 metre long Dog Leg Rapid!

Take your white water rafting adventure to new heights by adding in a scenic helicopter transfer. The Heli-Rafting trip provides a spectacular helicopter flight to the rafting launch site to either the Kawarau or Shotover Rivers.

Why not add to the thrill by trying out one of our Combos?
Queenstown Combos combine all the excitement of white water rafting with the Shotover Jet, Helicopter rides, Bungy jumping, Skydiving or the Shotover Canyon Swing. Save time and save money when you choose an adventure package from Queenstown’s leading adventure activities!

Rates valid 01 Oct 2016 – 30 Sep 2017.

Please note, whitewater rafting is restricted to people 13 years and over. Guests under 16 years of age must raft with a parent or guardian. Guests must be competent in water and able to swim.