Go on the ultimate Queenstown outdoor adventure with this combo helicopter and river-rafting ride. Depart Queenstown in the morning or afternoon, and climb into your jet-turbine-powered helicopter for a spectacular flight up Skippers Canyon.
Hear commentary from the professional pilot as you zoom for 7 minutes through the sheer walls of the narrow canyon, soaring above the milky waters of the Shotover River— once the site of the world's richest gold mining.
Then take your adrenaline to the next level with a river-rafting trip down the river, departing from Deep Creek during the summer and Boulder Beach in the wintertime. (Depending on water conditions, you may take an alternate route down the Kawarau River.)
After a safety briefing and paddling instruction from your highly skilled river guide, squeeze into a provided wetsuit and life jacket and climb into your raft. You’ll coast over calm waters before hitting exhilarating white water of the lower canyon. Grip your paddle as the raft swarms through unforgettable rapids with names like Rock Garden, Shark’s Fin, Toilet, Pinball, Jaws, Sequel and Cascade.
Back on firm ground, you’re returned to Queenstown where you can relax with a sauna and hot shower at the rafting base.