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Shotover River Whitewater Rafting

The Shotover River of Queenstown provides some adrenaline pumping whitewater rafting experiences, with rapids that range from grades 3-5.


Great value outdoor adventure
Fun and challenging grade 3-5 rapids
Six separate rapid sections
170m Oxenbridge Tunnel
4-5 hour rafting experience
Transfer to Deep Creek via Skippers Canyon Road

What you need to know

This Shotover River white water rafting adventure is a must for adrenaline junkies visiting the Queenstown region of NZ! Those with a zest for the more adrenaline pumping side of whitewater rafting will be ecstatic with a journey down the pristine waters of Queenstown's Shotover River. The river itself is fast and furious and also provides a wonderful showcase of the unspoilt and breathtaking scenery of the Queenstown region as you soar down the river and conquer its wild, untamed surface and rapids in the company of your fellow rafters and qualified safety instructor.

Six separate sections of rapids will be encountered along the way, as well as the long, shadowy distance of the 170m-long Oxenbridge Tunnel and finish it all off with the Cascade Rapid that will cap off the rafting challenge! This Shotover River rafting tour departs twice daily in both the morning and the afternoon, so both early birds and late risers can participate in the peak of their alertness.

Shotover River Whitewater Rafting

35 Shotover St, Queenstown, NZ 9300