Duration: 4 - 5 hours
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!
Please Note: Rafting on the Shotover River from 1 June to 31 August is only accessible via helicopter. See recommended alternatives below.
We recommend booking the Shotover Trio Combo as the winter alternative.
All rafting trips include:
- Courtesy coach transfers
- Specialist river clothing
- Safety briefing
- Friendly professional guides
- Professional photography services
- Hot shower