Challenge Rafting

Challenge Rafting The Station Building, cnr Shotover and Camp Street, Queenstown view on map
Challenge Rafting
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The Shotover and Kawarau Rivers are situated in the Queenstown region. Challenge Rafting operates exciting half-day trips on the Shotover and Kawarau Rivers from Queenstown. The Kawarau River provides an exhilarating trip and is ideal for first time rafters. The Shotover River provides the challenge for those looking for extra excitement and thrills.

SHOTOVER RIVER RAFTING
Meet the challenge of rafting the Shotover River, experience the rugged beauty and unspoilt grandeur of the breathtaking scenery as you conquer this wild and untamed river. Tackle six rapids then raft through the darkness of the Oxenbridge Tunnel and shoot the Cascade Rapid to complete the challenge. Access to raft the Shotover River in winter is by helicopter only (June-Mid Sept).

SHOTOVER HELI RAFTING
Experience the thrilling helicopter ride to the remote rafting launch site in Skippers Canyon. Then meet the challenge of rafting the Shotover River, experience the rugged beauty and unspoilt grandeur of the breathtaking scenery as you conquer this wild and untamed river. Tackle six rapids then raft through the darkness of the Oxenbridge Tunnel and shoot the Cascade Rapid to complete the challenge. Access to raft the Shotover River in winter is by helicopter only (June-Mid Sept).

KAWARAU RIVER RAFTING
This is a great introduction to whitewater rafting. The four rapids on the Kawarau River are exciting and the scenery is superb. Between rapids you will experience calmer stretches of river, with a unique perspective of the Kawarau Bungy Bridge as you pass underneath. The grand finale is the unforgettable Chinese Dog Leg Rapid to end your trip on the River.

TRIP INCLUSIONS
• Grade 3-5 whitewater rafting.
• Courtesy coach transfers.
• Specialist river clothing (5ml wetsuits – long johns, wet suit jacket, booties, bootie socks, spray jackets, life jackets, protective helmets).
• Safety briefing.
• Friendly, professional guides.
• Sauna, hot shower and refreshments follow each trip.
• Professional photo service (optional).

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