Duration: Full day
Get your adrenaline pumping on the famous Shotover River! Race through the canyons and hold on tight through speeds of 85km and 360 spins. The Shotover Jet is definitely not one to miss while in Queenstown.
Continue your time on the water with a thrilling white water rafting trip, a grade 3-5 river with rapids such as Aftershock, Squeeze, Cascade and Toilet.
Combine all of this with a ride on the gondola to the summit of Skyline and you have yourself an action-packed trip. Located 400m above Queenstown, spend some time admiring Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu from above before navigating through the two luge tracks on this gravity-fueled adventure.
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.
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!
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!
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 Shotover Heli Raft Combo as the winter alternative.
All rafting trips include:
- Jet boat down the Kawarau River Canyons
- Full wetsuit clothing and rafting equipment
- Safety briefing
- Whitewater rafting down the Shotover or Kawarau Rivers
- Professional photography services
- Hot shower