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An action packed, serious white water rafting adventure on the famous Shotover River with added awesome-ness!

Begin with a 7 minute rollercoaster helicopter ride over the spectacular Skippers Canyon, famous for it's exciting cliff edges and gold mining history. Meet your river guide before beginning your whitewater rafting journey through the spectacular canyon. Rafting from Deep Creek over peaceful waters at first, you'll head towards the exhilarating rapids of the lower canyon. 

The adrenaline pumps as you paddle Aftershock, Squeeze, Toilet, Oh Sh*t, Pinball and Jaws to name a few.  Raft the 170m Oxenbridge Tunnel before shooting Cascade Rapid to complete your adventure. 

Before returning to Queenstown, enjoy a hot shower at Rafting Base.

  • Duration: 4.5 hours
  • Transfer from downtown Queenstyown to Rafting Base
  • Full wetsuit, rafting clothing and safety equipment
  • Helicopter Transfer to Deep Creek (approx. 7 minutes)
  • Extensive safety briefing
  • Rafting on the Shotover River (grade 3-5)
  • Hot showers
  • Transfer to downtown Queenstown
  • Winter (June - Sep): Helicopter ride into Skippers Canyon is the only Shotover River option available.  The rafting starts a little further down the river in the thick of the action.

Book Your Shotover River Heli-Raft

Leaving from Queenstown

Heli raft
Duration: 4.5 hours
Season: All year

From NZD: $299

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  • Minimum age - 13 years.
  • Weight restrictions - 40 kg to 120kg (weighing maybe required upon check-in).
  • Under 18 years - Guardian conditions apply.
  • Suitable for water competent people of moderate fitness.
  • People with a heart condition or taking heart medication are unable to participate.
  • Trip operates with a minimum of 8 people.
  • Trips are weather, river level and/or water temperature dependent.
  • Shotover River is only accessible by Helicopter - June to September (no drive option).
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