Queenstown Rafting


Shotover River Rafting

Experience Queenstown’s most seriously fun white-water action on the mighty Shotover River!

These popular rafting trips begin with with an unforgettable coach trip into Skippers Canyon, famed for its dramatic, craggy landscape and gold mining history.

Meet your rafting guide at Deep Creek for a safety briefing and instruction before setting of on your white water rafting journey through the spectacular canyon. Drifting down peaceful waters at first, you’ll soon reach the exhilarating rapids of the lower canyon. Be prepared for the adrenaline to pump as you paddle through Aftershock, Squeeze, Toilet, Oh Sh*t, Pinball and Jaws – to name but a few.

Raft the 170m-long Oxenbridge Tunnel before shooting Cascade Rapid to complete your adventure. Before returning to Queenstown, enjoy a sauna and hot shower at Cavell’s Rafting Lodge.

Book at Queenstown TOP 10 Holiday Park or online below!


Kawarau River Rafting

Sound too hard-core? Try the Kawarau River – super-scenic, playful and fun for almost anyone.

The Kawarau River is ideal for first-time rafters or those looking for a more relaxed rafting experience. It’s perfect for families or groups of mixed age and abilities.

There’s still plenty of white water action, but also time to sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery. Keep an eye on the other rafts though – there’s always a good chance of a water fight!

The Kawarau River starred as the River Anduin in The Lord Of The Rings, with grandeur befitting the heart of Middle Earth. Enjoy the unforgettable 400m-long Dog Leg – New Zealand’s longest commercially rafted rapid – before returning to Queenstown for a sauna and shower at Cavell’s Rafting Lodge.

Book at Queenstown TOP 10 Holiday Park or online below!