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.
Shotover Canyon Swing
Perched high on the edge of a cliff sits the Shotover Canyon Swing, a purpose-built swing that boasts a 60m free-fall before swinging out in a 200m arc.
Choose from over 70 different jump styles, each assigned ‘underpants ratings’ from 1 to 5, this sure is one way to get your pulse racing! The atmosphere is electric and the adrenaline rush guaranteed as you take the leap from the platform mounted 109m above the Shotover River – the world’s highest cliff jump!
Shotover Canyon Fox
New Zealand’s highest Flying Fox! At 182m above the Shotover River and 240m long, the Shotover Canyon Fox is hardly your traditional flying fox.
It features the world’s first ‘rail launch’ system with an insane drop-off to start. The 2nd line brings you 205m back across the river.
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 Swing Fox Heli Raft 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