Shotover River Heli-Rafting

Queenstown Rafting - Shotover River
Queenstown Rafting
Queenstown Rafting - Shotover River
Queenstown Rafting
Queenstown Rafting - Kawarau River

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 over the the rapids, 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 of Rock Garden, Sharks Fin, Toilet, Pinball, Jaws, Sequel and the unforgettable 170 metre 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
  • Shotover or Kawarau River


  • Transfer from downtown Queenstown
  • Helicopter Flight
  • Hot showers and sauna
  • Raft the Shotover River or Kawarua River
  • Extensive safety instructions
  • Full wetsuit
  • Rafting clothing and safety equipment


Departure Times: 8.00am and 1.00pm (01 October - 15 May) and 1.00pm (16 May - 30 September)
Duration: Approx 4.5 hours

Tour does not operate on 25 December

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. Minimum weight requirement - 40kg. Minimum 8 passengers required
Operated By: Queenstown Rafting