Shotover River White water rafting
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In Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
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, 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 at Cavell’s Rafting base.Show less
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- New Zealand -45.031264 168.659671
TRIP PACKAGE 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
Due to changes in the river and weather, please reconfirm trip 24 hours before departure
DEPARTURE POINT* Queenstown Rafting Shop, 35 Shotover Street, Queenstown
WHAT YOU’LL NEED* Swimsuit and towel * Money for snacks and photos
MINIMUM AGE* Minimum age 13 years * Minimum weight 40kg (88lb) * Under 18s – Guardian conditions apply
IMPORTANT INFORMATION* ‘No shows’ or cancellations within 48 hours of departure are non-refundable * Trip requires a minimum number of 8 clients to confirm * Clients must be water confident * Closed Christmas Day only
If cancelled up to 2 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the entire activity price may be charged.