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White water raft the famed Shotover River and Kawarau River in Queenstown.
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With rivers ranging from grade 2 to grade 5, white water rafting in Queenstown suits all sorts of people.
Which though, is best for you?
Shotover River, Grade 3 – 5
Queenstown’s famous Shotover River provides whitewater rafting action for those looking for extra excitement and thrills. Experience the rugged beauty of Skippers Canyon from the water.
Tackle the thunderous ‘Mother’ rapids, a series of six grade 4-5 rapids, before the journey through the darkness of the 170-metre-long Oxenbridge Tunnel.
This is the best option for adventurous travellers, though it’s still totally suitable for first-time rafters.
Kawarau River, Grade 2 – 3
The Kawarau River is an awesome option for first-time rafters and for people wanting a more relaxed ride.
Plus, it combines jet boating and whitewater rafting!
We love that the Kawarau River boasts stunning scenery, providing a unique perspective of the Gibbston Valley wine region and New Zealand’s first bungy jumping site.
Float past huge cliffs and dramatic scenery from the Lord of the Rings.
Top it all off with the longest commercially rafted rapid in New Zealand, the 400-metre-long Dog Leg Rapid.