Winter Rafterland

After a late start to winter, the snow has arrived in full force in Queenstown.  Over the last few weeks Queenstown has been turned into a winter wonderland with snow reaching sea level on numerous occasions.  It truly has been a beautiful sight and has made Queenstown an even more magical place to be.  Many of you probably think that it is only the slopes on offer over winter, well you are mistaken, Queenstown has so much to offer everyone.

Challenge Rafting offers two trips a day white water rafting on the Shotover River.  As I said to two gentlemen from warmer climates the other day, “real men and women raft in winter!”  The Shotover River is truly magical at this time of year and you may even be lucky enough to see the beautiful icicles forming on the rocks.

You are provided with thick wetsuits, gloves and boots to keep you warm and of course you’ll be having so much you won’t have time to get cold.  After all your hard work and excitement white water rafting on the Shotover River there are hot showers and saunas waiting for you at the end of the day.  The sauna is a perfect end to a fantastic adventure where you can de-brief with friends and fellow rafters.

“An amazing unique Queenstown experience, the helicopter flight as an extra is unbelievable!” Ben Salter, Sydney, Australia 29th July 2011

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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.