Duration: Full Day
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.
AJ Hackett Nevis Swing
If you're going to go, you have to go big! The world’s biggest swing is located in the rugged Nevis Gorge, walk out over a 70m long suspension bridge out to the launch pad. Gear up and embrace your fear as you choose from a variety of different swing styles.
Suspended from a 120m swing rope, you’ll freefall 70m before swinging in a 300m arc, just 40m above the river and canyon floor.
This is one Queenstown activity that has to go on your bucket list!
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!
Please Note: Rafting on the Shotover River from 13 May to 15 September is only accessible via helicopter. See recommended alternatives below.
We recommend booking the Awesome Foursome Nevis Swing Combo as the winter alternative.
All rafting trips include:
- Full wetsuit clothing and rafting equipment
- Safety briefing
- Whitewater rafting down the Shotover or Kawarau Rivers
- Hot shower
- Professional photography services