Shotover River Heli-Rafting

The Shotover River Heli Rafting tour is the only way to experience Shotover River rafting in winter as well as summer! Climb aboard your jet-turbine-powered helicopter for a spectacular flight up Skippers Canyon, the site of one of the world's richest gold strikes. The flight pushes your adrenalin level to the edge with a roller coaster ride through the Canyon.

Rafting from Deep Creek over gorgeous peaceful waters at first, head toward the exhilarating rapids of the lower Canyon, experiencing the memorable rapids Rock Garden, Sharks Fin, Toilet, Pinball, Jaws, Sequel and the unforgettable 170m Oxenbridge Tunnel, followed closely by Cascade Rapid.

Experience this action packed Queenstown day tour on your next New Zealand holiday.


  • Helicopter rollercoaster ride
  • White water rafting
  • Skippers Canyon


  • Transfer from hotel or Queenstown Rafting Adventure Centre to Cavell's Rafting Lodge
  • Full wetsuit rafting clothing and all other equipment provided
  • Travel to O'Connells Heli-Pad, Coronet Peak
  • Rollercoaster helicopter flight to Deep Creek in summer and Boulder Beach in winter, Skippers Canyon
  • Extensive safety instructions and paddling techniques
  • Raft the Shotover River
  • Hot showers and sauna
  • Complimentary snack and refreshments provided
  • Transfer/Return travel to Queenstown Rafting Adventure Centre


Departs: 8.15am and 1.15pm from Queenstown Rafting Adventure Centre, 35 Shotover St, Queenstown (departs 8.30am and 1.00pm in winter 01 June - 14 Sept)
Duration: In winter 3 hours, In summer 4 hours

Additional Info

Children: Rafting is not available to children under 13 years
What to Bring: Swimwear and towel
Please Note: It is recommended that no valuables be brought along
Operated By: Queenstown Rafting