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Challenge Rafting - New Zealand


Are you up to the Challenge? Whitewater rafting in Queenstown.

Queenstown's famous Shotover and Kawarau rivers provide exhilirating whitewater rafting for new or experienced thrill seekers alike.

Experience the rugged beauty of the Skippers Canyon as you conquer the wild and untamed Shotover River, or why not raft down the Kawarau River - Boasting superb scenery and unique perspectives of the Gibbston Valley wine region and New Zealand’s first bungy jumping site.

No Experience required, 2 Exciting rivers to choose from: The Shotover or Kawarau

We have found 2 ticket option(s) for you!

Ticket Includes

  • Grade 3-5 whitewater rafting
  • Courtesy coach or Helicopter transfer 
  • Specialist river clothing (5ml wetsuits - Long john, wetsuit jacket, booties, bootie socks, spray jacket,s, life jackets, protective helmet)
  • Safety briefing
  • Friendly, professional guides on every trip
  • Sauna and hot showers at the Rafter's Lodge
  • Professional Photo service (Optional)
  • Heli-rafting is the only Shotover River option available during Winter (01 Jun - 15 Sep approx) as Skippers Road is closed 

  • Minimum age is 13 Years
  • Guests require a swimsuit, towel and must be confident in water - Basic swimming required.
  • All rafting trips required 8 passengers, however bookings will be accepted for less than the required number on the basis that bookings will be coordinated to achieve maximum numbers.
  • All rafting operates subject to suitable to river and weather conditions
  • Challenge rafting reserves the right to alter prices, departure times and raft routes
  • Rafting is not permitted if you are pregnant

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