Duration: Full day
A thrilling helicopter flight takes you deep into Skippers Canyon, to the rafting launch site on the Shotover River. Conquer the white-water rapids of this famous river before jet boating up to 85kph through the Shotover River Canyons with Shotover Jet. Take the Skyline Gondola 450m above Queenstown to take in the stunning views before navigating your way through the two luge tracks on this gravity-fuelled adventure. Complete the experience with the Ledge Swing, a self-release swing located at the top of the Gondola overlooking Queenstown, before returning to Queenstown once again via the Gondola.
Please note that only combos with a Rafting activity are available on the Shotover River during winter, as the Skippers Canyon access road is closed (13th May – 30th Sept).
Shotover River Rafting
Queenstown’s famous Shotover River provides whitewater 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 thunderous ‘Mother’ rapids, a series of six grade 4-5 rapids, before the journey through the darkness of the 170-metre long Oxenbridge Tunnel. Shoot the drop into Cascade Rapid to complete your whitewater rafting adventure.
Skyline Gondola & 5 Luge Rides
Marvel at the stunning views from the top of the Skyline Gondola, 450m above Queenstown. You'll enjoy a spectacular 220-degree panorama, with breathtaking views of The Remarkables, Lake Wakatipu and much more. While you're there, jump on a Luge cart and zoom down the Luge tracks - I'm sure you'll agree that 'once is never enough!
AJ Hackett Ledge Swing
The Ledge Swing is not one for the faint-hearted! Looking out to one of the best views in town, you’ll hang out over the rock face and get to pull your own release cord before soaring through the air 400m above Queenstown.
Located in the heart of Queenstown, this truly unique experience will take your breath away. Once you stop screaming, you can truly appreciate the panoramic views around you.
Queenstown’s Shotover Jet has thrilled over 3 million people since 1965. Take a unique breathtaking ride through dramatic and narrow canyons, and hold on tight for Queenstown’s only exhilarating full 360° spins.
Known as 'The World’s Most Exciting Jet Boat Ride' and the only company permitted to operate in the spectacular Shotover River Canyons, this is an adrenaline rush you’ll never forget!
The Helicopter Line
Discover why Queenstown is best viewed from above!
Experience a thrilling helicopter flight over the Wakatipu Basin, with panoramic views of The Remarkables, Lake Wakatipu and the Southern Alps.
To reach the Shotover River, fly through the wild and rugged Skippers Canyon and above the whitewater that you’re about to tackle as you approach the rafting launch site.
All rafting trips include:
- Full wetsuit clothing and rafting equipment
- Whitewater rafting down the Shotover or Kawarau Rivers
- Hot shower
- Professional photography services
- Safety briefing