Grade 3 - 5
Duration: 4 - 5 hours
Step across this great frontier and meet the challenge of whitewater rafting on Queenstown’s famous Shotover River.
Experience the rugged beauty and unspoiled grandeur of the breathtaking scenery as you conquer this wild and untamed river. Tackle six rapids along the Shotover River, with stretches of calm water to take in the views, go for a swim and soak up its gold mining history.
The long and narrow grade 4-5 Mother is made up of rapids such as Aftershock, Squeeze, Toilet, and Pinball. Raft through the darkness of the 170-metre Oxenbridge Tunnel and shoot the Cascade Rapid to complete the challenge.
The Shotover River is accessed by either vehicle or by helicopter to the remote rafting launch site in Skippers Canyon forged out by gold miners during the big Queenstown gold rush.
We are now closed for the winter and will open again in November.
All rafting trips include:
- Full wetsuit clothing and rafting equipment
- Whitewater rafting down the Shotover or Kawarau Rivers
- Professional photography services
- Safety briefing
- Hot shower
Please note that we require full payment to secure your booking.
Please call 0800 423 836 to check availability for booking enquiries within 24 hours.
We have a 24-hour cancellation policy. See our terms and conditions for more information.
Our rafting trips operate in association with Queenstown Rafting.
Participation in rafting activities involves a degree of risk. Challenge Rafting cannot be held responsible for personal injury or for equipment loss or damage.
We are open until the 18th April 2022 and closed for winter.