Half Day White Water Rafting Trip - Queenstown - Happy Travels
    Tour type: Daily Tour
    Duration: 1 day
    Location: Queenstown Holiday Packages
    Price: From $219.00
    Adults: Children: Select Departure Date:
    Love your adrenaline fix with a good splash of water? Why not tackle the grade 4-5 rapids of Queenstowns Shotover River on this half day white water rafting trip?

    Tour Description

    Queenstown – on New Zealands South Island – is famed for its adrenaline activities, which include bungy jumping, skydiving and jet boating.

    But for those who prefer their adrenaline fix with a good helping of H2O there’s no better way than a half day white water rafting adventure with Queenstown Rafting!

    After heading out of town towards Skippers Canyon you’ll soak up the beautiful surroundings before being briefed on whats to come!

    Starting in the peaceful waters of Deep Creek you’ll learn all the basic techniques needed to tackle this grade 4-5 river before heading into the whitewater rapids of the lower canyon.

    This is where the real fun begins – negotiating sections such as Rock Garden, Sharks Fin, Pinball and Jaws! Then its onwards through the 170m Oxenbridge tunnel before shooting through Cascades Rapid and back to dry land!

    Then it’s a case of winding down with a rallying hot shower, sauna and snack before heading back to Queenstown!

    The stunning landscapes of Skippers Canyon
    Rapids such as Rock Garden, Sharks Fin, Toilet, Pinball and Jaws
    Lots and lots of water!
    Grade 4-5 White Water Rafting
    Post rafting sauna at Cavells Rafting Lodge
    Trip includes:
    Transfer from Queenstown downtown to rafting base
    Full wetsuit rafting clothing and safety equipment
    Transfer to Gibbston Valley via Arrowtown OR Transfer to Deep Creek via Skippers Canyon Road
    Extensive safety briefing
    Rafting on the Kawarau River
    Hot showers and sauna
    Complimentary snack and refreshment
    Transfer/ return travel to Queenstown downtown

    What you’ll need:
    Swimsuit and towel
    Money for snacks and photos

    The important stuff:
    Minimum age 13 years
    Minimum weight 40kg (88lbs)
    Under 18 – Guardian conditions apply
    Clients must be water confident
    'No shows' or cancellations within 24 hours of departure are non-refundable
    Trip requires a minimum number of 8 clients to confirm
    Closed Christmas Day only

    half day trips and depart at 8.15am and 1.15, and take approximately 4.5 hours for the round trip.

    All trips depart from the Queenstown Rafting shop located at 35 Shotover St. Morning pick ups from hotels are available.

    hoto and video packs are optional and available to purchase after your rafting trip.

    Photo Packs are $39

    Video Packs are $49

    USB Pack (which includes everything) is $69

    OR add $50 to your combo price and get a rafting t-shirt and photo pack!

    Open date tickets please give 7 days notice to book. All bookings MUST reconfirm 48hrs in advance. Ph: 0800 723 8464 or 03 442 9792 or from outside NZ: +64 3 442 9792.
    $214 Per Person

    Optional Extras;

    Photo Packs are $39
    Video Packs are $49
    USB Pack (which includes everything) is $69
    OR add $50 to your combo price and get a rafting t-shirt and photo pack!
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