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Raft Combos

Shotover Heli Raft

  • Duration: 4 - 5 hours
  • Value: NZD $355 Adult / $355 Child
Shotover River Rafting Start SpotFly to the top of Skyline Gondola


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Helicopter - Shotover Rafting

Combine the thrill of whitewater rafting with a spectacular helicopter flight high above the Shotover River, Queenstown!

A short but scenic flight takes you over Skippers saddle and follows the twist and turns of the narrow canyon walls before landing at the rafting launch site at Deep Creek.

It is here that you will learn the ins and outs of white-water rafting from your skilled guides during the safety briefing. Secure your helmet and life jacket, grab a paddle and jump on board the rafts to take up the challenge of rafting the mighty Shotover River.

Combo Includes:

  • Helicopter flight to the rafting launch site in Skippers Canyon
  • Whitewater rafting down the Shotover River
  • Full wetsuit clothing and rafting equipment
  • Hot showers at the rafters lodge
  • Courtesy transfers from check-in location to activities

Departure Times:

  • 1:00pm Summer & Winter

Check-in Location:

At the Queenstown Combos/Challenge Rafting desk inside Queenstown Information Centre

What to bring:

  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Minimum Age:

  • 13 years old
  • Those under 16 years must be accompanied by a parent/guardian
  • Those under 18 years must have signed parent/guardian consent

Important Information:

  • Pregnant women are unable to participate in any of these activities
  • If you have any previous neck or back injuries please provide details

River Grade:

  • Graded 3 - 5

Swimming Requirement:

  • MUST be able to swim

Minimum Weight Restrictions:

  • MINIMUM weight of 40 KG for Rafting
Rafting the Shotover River Queenstown