Shotover River Rafting

Queenstown Rafting - Shotover River
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Queenstown Rafting - Shotover River
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Join one of the most popular tours in Queenstown and experience the adventure of white water rafting on the Shotover River. This iconic New Zealand tour is a must-do for your next Queenstown holiday itinerary.

Make your way down to the Queenstown Camp Street Store where you will meet the team. It is advised that you check in 20 minutes before your experience starts. From here you can jump on the shuttle that will take you to the Rafting Base at Arthurs Point. After meeting the guides, you'll be given your wetsuit, spray jacket and life vest to change into before getting on the bus. The bus will transport you to the start of the Skippers Canyon Road on Coronet Peak.

After driving down the famous Skippers Canyon Road navigating the hair-raising cliff edges you will be grouped together to listen to your safety briefing at Deep Creek. Once you meet your guide you will start your Shotover River experience, tackling the grade 3-5 whitewater rapids (Aftershock, Squeeze, toilet and Oh Sh*t to name a few!) and rafting the 170m Oxenbridge Tunnel. Paddle back to base and load up the rafts. Enjoy a hot shower and a cold beer (if you'd like, purchased at your own expense) at Canyon Brewing Co. Jump back on the shuttle to downtown Queenstown and relive the highlight reel with your friends.

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


  • White water rafting on the Shotover River


  • Shuttle bus from Queenstown Rafting
  • Raft the Shotover River
  • Hot showers and sauna
  • Extensive safety instructions
  • Full wetsuit
  • Rafting clothing and safety equipment


Departure Times: 8am & 1.00pm
Duration: Approx 4.5 hours

Tour operates November to April
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, maximum 120kg. Minimum 8 passengers required
Operated By: Queenstown Rafting - Shop located at 37 Camp Street, Queenstown