Shotover River White Water Rafting

Shotover River White Water Rafting

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, Sharks Fin, Toilet, Pinball and Jaws to name but a few. Raft the 170m Oxenbridge Tunnel before shooting Cascade Rapid to complete your adventure. Before returning to Queenstown, enjoy a sauna, hot shower and snack at Cavell’s Rafting base. Trip requires a minimum number of 8 students to confirm. Students must be water confident.

River Grade: Grade 3-5
Trip includes:
- Transfer from Queenstown downtown 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 and sauna
- Transfer/ return travel to Queenstown downtown

REQUIREMENTS:
Age: Minimum = 13 years old
Weight: Minimum = 40kg
Note: Under 18s – Guardian conditions apply.
You’ll need to bring your swimsuit and towel.

Departure Time: 8.15am
Duration: approx 4.5hrs

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