Duration: Full day
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.
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!
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:
- Safety briefing
- Full wetsuit clothing and rafting equipment
- Whitewater rafting down the Shotover or Kawarau Rivers
- Hot shower
- Professional photography services