• 4.5 Hrs Duration
  • English
  • Free Cancellation 7 Days Before Use
  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Pick Up at Certain Places
  • No Meals Included

Shotover River Heli Rafting

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Enjoy a breathtaking helicopter flight and an action-packed white water rafting adventure on the famous Shotover River in Queenstown!

Your half-day adventure begins with a coach trip picking you up at Queenstown store, heading to the Rafting Base to meet your guides and gear up. You'll then make your way to Skippers Canyon Road on Coronet Peak. You will jump in a helicopter here and fly through the canyon, right above the Shotover River you are about to raft. 

You'll land at Deep Creek where your water rafting adventure starts. First you will meet your guide and receive a comprehensive safety briefing, and then jump into the raft. You'll raft through peaceful waters at first, soon head towards the exhilarating rapids of the lower canyon. You'll tackle grade 3-5 white-water rapids, raft the Moana-Roa (big water) Chief section including Aftershock and Squeeze. You'll raft through the 170 metre long Oxenbridge Tunnel and end on one epic rapid, Cascade.

After paddling back to base and loading up the rafts, enjoy a hot shower and a cold beer (if you'd like) at the Rafting Base. Then it is time to load onto the shuttle bus and return to downtown Queenstown. 

Book your spot for an unforgettable helicopter and rafting experience in New Zealand with us today!

Assembling arrangement:
  • Address: Go Orange Queenstown Rafting, 35 Shotover Street, Queenstown

  • Please check-in at the meeting point at least 15 minutes in advance of your scheduled departure time. 

Dining arrangement:

Food and beverages are available at additional cost at the Rafting Base at the end of your tour.

  • For safety reasons, children under 13 years of age cannot take part in this activity.

  • All children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Please be advised that the minimum weight is 40kg and the maximum weight is 120kg.
  • Departure times: 8:00 am and 1:00 pm
  • A minimum of 8 people are required to book this tour for it to proceed.
  • The rafting trip starts at Deep Creek in summer and Boulder Beach in winter due to snowfall and conditions.
  • This tour is only suitable for people with moderate fitness who are confident in water. You must be able to swim in fast-moving water. No rafting experience is necessary.
  • This tour is not suitable for people with a heart condition or taking heart medication. 
  • This tour is weather, river level and water temperature dependent. The supplier reserves the right to cancel this tour or substitute another river or section of river for safety reasons.
  • This tour is a high-risk activity, we recommend purchasing travel insurance which includes covers for this activity.
  • The provided rafting clothing includes a wetsuit, wetsuit jacket, spray jacket, helmet and wetsuit booties.
  • We recommend you don't bring valuables with you. There is a small valuables locker at the Rafting Base if you need.

What to bring:

  • Swimsuit 

  • Towel
  • Please note that cameras and GoPros cannot be used on this activity.
How to Use
Booking information:
  • Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.
  • Please present the voucher on your mobile device on the day of the tour.
  • The supplier's contact details are included on the tour voucher.

Cancellation rules:
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancellation or revision made at least 7 days before use.
  • 30% payment fee will be charged for cancellation or revision made at 5-6 days before use.
  • No cancellation or revision within 4 days before use.
  • This activity is subject to weather conditions and if cancelled, the operator will attempt to reschedule or you will be entitled to a full refund.
  • If you do not show up at the required time, you will be considered to have forfeited your booking and will not be entitled to a refund.
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