Activities button



River Rafting, the ultimate Adventure in Queenstown, New Zealand:

There are several operators for White Water river rafting in Queenstown. Some details of the two rivers are as follows: :

Kawarau River Rafting:

The Kawarau river is the largest volume river rafted commercially in New Zealand, ideal for first-time rafters. Stretches of quiet water allow ample time to practice paddling techniques, look at the scenery or get caught up in a friendly water fight.

White water raftingFour rapids on the Kawarau River are exciting and the scenery is superb --

Smiths Falls, Twin Bridges, Do Little Do Nothing, and of course, the unforgettable 400m Chinese Dog Leg to end your trip, make this a great introduction to the thrills of white water river rafting.

Between rapids you will experience calmer stretches of river, with a unique perspective of the historic Kawarau Bungy Bridge as your raft passes under.

All river rafting equipment, clothing and transport (including wetsuit, wetsuit jacket, spray jacket, paddle, helmet, wetsuit booties, and a life jacket) are provided on both rivers.

Shotover River Rafting:

The Shotover River is the second option available year round except 1 June - 1 September, when Heli-Rafting is the only option.

Destination Queenstown logo Rafting on the Shotover River View of Kawarau River Kawarau River Rafting
Line

Begin with an unforgettable coach trip on the historic Skippers Road along old gold-miners trails into Skippers Canyon...

Rafting on the Kawarau River

Rafting from Deep Creek over peaceful waters at first, you experience the rugged beauty and unspoilt grandeur of the breathtaking scenery as you conquer this wild and untamed river.
Heading toward the exhilarating six rapids of the lower Canyon, you'll experiencing the memorable rapids of Rock Garden, Sharks Fin, Toilet, Pinball, Jaws, Sequel and then raft through the darkness of the unforgettable 170m Oxenbridge Tunnel, followed closely by Cascade Rapid.

Qualmark logo

Lake Vista booking staff highly recommend this company as they are Qualmark rated and all tour bookings for River Rafting can be made for you.



Email: Lake Vista