Shotover River Rafting

Begin with an unforgettable coach trip into Skippers Canyon. Take the winding road up into Skippers Canyon, famous for its incredible twists and turns, tight corners and exciting cliff edges. The journey into the canyon is part of the whole experience as the road has hardly changed since the days when the canyon was mined for gold. The Shotover River runs through Skippers Canyon and was one of the richest gold-bearing rivers in the world.

 

Shotover River Rafting

 

Tour Type:

Activity

From:

Queenstown to Queenstown

Departs:

Daily

Duration:

Allow 4.5 hours

Tour Code:

DZQN19

 

Regions Visited

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Queenstown

 

Tour Inclusions

  • Transfer from downtown Queenstown to Rafting Base
  • Full wetsuit rafting clothing and safety equipment
  • Transfer to Deep Creek via Skippers Canyon Road
  • Extensive safety briefing
  • Rafting on the Shotover River
  • Hot showers at Rafting Base
  • Transfers / return travel to downtown Queenstown

Pricing

Season

Adult

 

1 October 2018 - 30 September 2019

$239 NZD Enquire

1 October 2019 - 30 September 2020

$249 NZD Enquire

Prices are per person and in New Zealand Dollars.

Departure:  Tours depart 8.00am and 1.00pm.‚Äč

Children:  Child age is 5 - 14 years.

What to bring:

  • Swimsuit
  • Towel

 

Additional notes:

  • Minimum age - 13 years
  • Weight restrictions - 40 kg to 120kg
  • Suitable for water competent people of moderate fitness
  • People with a heart condition or taking heart medication are unable to participate

Itinerary

Begin with an unforgettable coach trip into Skippers Canyon.Take the winding road up into Skippers Canyon, famous for it's incredible twists and turns, tight corners and exciting cliff edges. The journey into the canyon is part of the whole experience as the road has hardly changed since the days when the canyon was mined for gold. The Shotover River runs through Skippers Canyon and was one of the richest gold bearing rivers in the world.

You will then meet your river guide before beginning your white water rafting journey through the spectacular Skippers Canyon. Rafting from Deep Creek over peaceful waters at first, you'll head towards the exhilarating rapids of the lower canyon. The adrenalin pumps as you paddle Rock Garden, After Shock, Sharks Fin, Toilet, Pinball and Jaws to name but a few. Raft the 170m Oxenbridge Tunnel before shooting Cascade Rapid to complete your adventure.