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Queenstown Kawarau River White Water Rafting

This Queenstown rafting trip on the Kawarau River takes you on a thrilling ride over Class II and III white-water rapids. You’ll learn paddling techniques from an expert river guide who leads you down the scenic river, which drains Lake Wakatipu. You may feel like you’re in Middle-earth, as the Kawarau River starred as the River Anduin in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ movie trilogy. After, warm up with a sauna and hot shower. No experience is necessary of this half-day tour, suitable for all fitness levels.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Skippers Canyon Rafting and Sightseeing Trip

Enjoy wet and wild adventure in Skippers Canyon on this 4.5-hour Queenstown rafting and sightseeing adventure. Take a scenic drive into Skippers Canyon as a guide sheds light on the region’s rich gold-mining heritage. On arrival at base, strap into your safety kit and paddle onto the Shotover River’s swirling Class I and II rapids. During your descent, tackle the river’s swirling twists and turns with a guide and enjoy sweeping views over New Zealand’s beautiful countryside. Then, finish your adventure with a swim or a rock-jump.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Half-Day Shotover River Rafting Trip from Queenstown

Shoot the rapids on the Shotover River on this half-day tour from Queenstown, a great choice for thrill seekers. Under the supervision of a guide, you'll brave the wild rapids, raft through the Oxenbridge Tunnel, and drop into the Cascade Rapid. Instruction and all necessary equipment (wetsuit, life jacket, spray jacket, booties, helmet) are included. Plus, a choice of morning or afternoon departure let's you fit this tour into any schedule.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Queenstown Shotover River White Water Rafting

Experience the adrenaline-pumping rapids of the Shotover River, which runs through Skippers Canyon. Start your half-day trip from Queenstown with a coach drive into the steep canyon via historical Skippers Road, famous for its gold-mining past. The tranquil waters of Deep Creek soon give way to exhilarating white-water rapids, but rest assured you’ll be rewarded with a sauna and hot shower afterward.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Kawarau River White Water Sledging

Amp up your Queenstown adventure by white-water sledging down the Roaring Meg section of the Kawarau River! Experience the ultimate adrenaline rush as you lie on a purpose-built riverboard that allows you to steer through the rapids, waves and whirlpools before you catch your breath in a flat section. No previous experience is necessary, just confidence in the water as you’re accompanied by a guide. Wetsuit, booties, helmet and fins are included on this small-group experience, limited to 10 people.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Kawarau River Rafting from Queenstown

Shoot the grade II and III rapids on the Kawarau River with a guide on this half-day tour from Queenstown. Even beginners will feel safe and comfortable with expert supervision and instruction, as well as all provided equipment included. Take a swim through a rapid, jump off a cliff, and learn about the natural environment on this family-friendly trip that includes plenty of calm spots for splashing and floating.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Helicopter and Shotover River Rafting Combo from Queenstown

Combine two exciting Queenstown adventures on a half-day 'helirafting' tour that explores the region by air and water. Board a helicopter for a scenic flight to the white-water rafting launch site, cruise above the rock walls and blue water of Skippers Canyon, then land on a river-side beach. Next, suit up for a challenging white-water rafting trip down the Shotover River, taking on a series of rapids that flow through high cliffs and chutes.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Queenstown Shotover River Helicopter Ride and White Water Rafting

Take a thrilling helicopter ride and white-water rafting trip down the Shotover or Kawarau rivers. This Queenstown heli-rafting adventure for adrenaline junkies departs in winter as well as summer. Soar through Skippers Canyon and raft from Deep Creek or Boulder Beach on a rollercoaster ride through white-water rapids. You’ll learn rafting techniques from your expert guide and have the use of a sauna and hot shower afterward.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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3-Day Landsborough Rafting Tour from Queenstown

Go rafting for 3 days on through the Landsborough Valley of western New Zealand. Departing from Queenstown, travel through the Grade III-IV rapids winding through dense rain forest and past glaciers. Helicopter transfers, overnight accommodations, and meals per itinerary included.
  • Duration: 3 days
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  • Duration: 3 days
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