Whitewater rafting in Queenstown

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White water rafting on the Kawarau and Shotover Rivers is comparatively good value since a rafting trip takes between a half-day and a full day for not much more than the cost of a 30-minute jet boat ride or three-minute bungee jump.

Both the Kawarau and Shotover Rivers offer grade three to five rapids, but most people find the rafting more exciting on the Shotover, which features the 170m-long Oxenbridge Tunnel. However the 400m-long Chinese Dog Leg rapid on the Kawarau is also one of New Zealand’s best white water rides.

During winter (Jun-Sep) rafting companies are only permitted to raft for one hour, which means that they have to begin at Boulder Rapid (only accessible by helicopter), making rafting a more expensive exercise.

Rafting trips depart from The Station travel booking centre on the corner of Camp and Shotover Streets.

Our address

The Station, corner Camp and Shotover Streets, Queenstown 9300
Telephone (03) 442 7318 or 0800 423 836
Website www.raft.co.nz