• Queenstown
  • Everything New Zealand

Easy to book - Secure Online Payments - Instant email confirmation - Flexible to make changes

Rafting - Shotover River

  • Pin on Pinterest
  • Share on Facebook

Highly Recommended

Rafting - Shotover River

from NZD$229.00

  • Rafting - Shotover River image 1
  • Rafting - Shotover River image 2
  • Rafting - Shotover River image 3
  • Rafting - Shotover River image 4
  • Rafting - Shotover River image 5
  • Rafting - Shotover River image 6
  • Rafting - Shotover River image 7

Watch Video

Shotover River White Water Rafting

Upgrade this activity to one of the following combos:

Prices & Options Currency Converter

Shotover River (13yrs+):

  • rafting NZD$229.00
  • helirafting NZD$339.00

Genuine Customer Reviews powered by Feefo

Service rating:   excellent

Easy to use and the discount for more activities made it an easy decision to book through Everything Travel-New Zealand

Product rating:   good

Great fun and everyone was nice and looking to ensure you had the best possible experience. Only downside was that the river was at very low levels so the rapids were very few and far between.

Reviewed 04-Apr-2017

Service rating:   excellent

Never been rafting before and thought I might be too old at 67 but it was amazing and the guides were superb. Anyone could do it. Lynda

Product rating:   excellent

Never been rafting before and thought I might be too old at 67 but it was amazing and the guides were superb. Thanks guys.

Reviewed 14-Mar-2017

Service rating:   excellent

You have excellent products and customer services. My only fault with you guys is your prices of photo and video there so expensive.

Product rating:   excellent

Very good i will be coming back in spring to do the rafting again.

Reviewed 10-May-2016

Service rating:   good

Service was top notch.

Product rating:   good

More rapids would of more enjoyable.

Reviewed 10-Feb-2016

Service rating:   good

They were informative, good attitude

Product rating:   excellent

Was excellent from start. Bus guy was funny and good and our rafting instructor was professional and overall the whole experience was great!

Reviewed 16-Jan-2016

Service rating:   excellent

very reliable service

Product rating:   excellent

the best activity

Reviewed 20-Dec-2015

Service rating:   excellent

Belinda in particular was so helpful and wonderful customer service! Everything run so smoothly thank u x

Product rating:   excellent

Reviewed 18-Dec-2015

Service rating:   good

agent told us he would hold a spot for 7 of us for a few hours for an activity and within 1 or 2 hrs he gave it to someone else.

Product rating:   excellent

Reviewed 01-Dec-2015

Service rating:   excellent

Easy to book.

Product rating:   excellent

Reviewed 16-Jun-2015

Service rating:   excellent

Prompt advice

Product rating:   excellent

Worth the adventure!

Reviewed 21-Nov-2014

Service rating:   excellent

Easy

Product rating:   good

Great fun

Reviewed 16-Sep-2014

Service rating:   excellent

Great

Product rating:   good

Great activity, but I was treated like I had done it before - a lot of things I was expected to know. A little more care and explanation would have topped the experience off!

Reviewed 18-Aug-2013

Service rating:   excellent

Great service. Very professional

Product rating:   excellent

The rafting was awesome. Right from the trip down skippers canyon road to the river. Great guides, and a lot of fun. Cheers guys

Reviewed 02-Apr-2013

Service rating:   excellent

Convenient to book all activities on one website.

Product rating:   excellent

Reviewed 29-Mar-2013

Service rating:   good

The service for both were great

Product rating:   poor

I was just disappointed with the rafting - it was just a paddle down a river, nothing exciting as the water level was low and I think we should be told this beforehand

Reviewed 21-Mar-2013

Reply from Everything Travel Group

Hi Sally. Thanks for your feedback and I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the rafting. You're right, the river & water levels were quite low when you rafted so it would not have been as exciting as when the water levels are higher. That being said, there are several rapids during the trip that are usually better when the river is low.
I have passed your valuable comments onto the team at Queenstown Rafting who operate the tour so they can continue to develop and improve.

Callum Goodall
Everything Travel Group

Posted 21-Mar-2013

Service rating:   good

Everything worked well even though the sky dive was rescheduled due to weather.

Product rating:   excellent

Superb Experience

Reviewed 18-Mar-2013

Latest Questions about Rafting - Shotover River

Hi!

I was just wondering for the rafting, is there any group discounts offered? I'm travelling with a group of 7-8 people.

Thank you so much!
Annabel

0 comments - Post a Comment

What is the difference between you and the other raftcompanies that have rafting in shotover river?

Comments

We send our customers to a company called Challenge Rafting who along with Queenstown Rafting are the only two companies operating rafting on the Shotover River in Queenstown. In fact, they use the same guides and rafts so in essence there is really only one rafting operator on the Shotover River. Many years ago there were a number of rafting companies competing on the Shotover River however over the years for safety and logistics these were all amalgamated into one operation.

There is one other company called Family Rafting that operate gentle kid friendly rafting on the upper Shotover River but this is not on white water and its on a different part of the river. You have the option of booking a heli flight into the start of the rafting (helirafting) or to take the bus into Skippers Canyon (straight rafting).

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 10th Dec 14 at 11:39

1 comment - Post a Comment

Hi,
Wondering if you could tell me whether there is any whitewater rafting available for 8 & 10 year olds? They've rafted before in Nepal and loved it - both great swimmers.

Many thanks
Kirsty

Comments

Hi Kirsty. Unfortunately the minimum age for white water rafting in New Zealand is 13 years old. There is another company in Queenstown that operates family rafting in very gentle rapids but it might be a bit tame for your kids if they are strong in the water.

Otherwise there is another option called Riversurfing. Its more intense than rafting and they do allow kids over 7 years old to do this with parental consent. They get their own guide and only up to 2 kids under 12 can go on any one trip. 

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 1st Dec 14 at 15:54

1 comment - Post a Comment

Hi, I am coming to Queenstown at the start of August and was going to book when I got there. Should I book earlier? Will activities like these book out?

Comments

Hi Kristen. It's a good idea to book activities in advance before you arrive in Queenstown as the rafting is pretty popular and sometimes large groups can book out the rafting several days in a row. I'd suggest picking a date that you want to go rafting and booking it via our site and then if you decide closer to the date or once you are in Queenstown that you want to change this date then we can do this for you free of charge. I also recommend booking for the afternoon trip rather than the morning as its more enjoyable rafting once the afternoon sun is at its warmest. You can also combine other activities with the rafting such as the Shotover Jet, bungy jumping, skydiving etc that will save you some time and money.  

Raft Combos

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 18th Jul 14 at 14:17

1 comment - Post a Comment

How much is it for photos?

Comments

Hi Shelley, there are various photo packages that are available for purhcase on the day of your Shotover Rafting trip. If you just want to purhcase the photos they are $39, if you want them on a DVD the price is $49 and if you want your photos and video on a usb stick the cost is $69.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 26th Mar 13 at 13:05

1 comment - Post a Comment

Do you need to wear anything special when rafting during mid April?

Comments

Hi Christopher, you will just need your swim wear and a towel and everything else will be provided for the Shotover Rafting excursion. You will want to take some warm clothes with you to put on afterwards as well. 

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 18th Mar 13 at 13:29

1 comment - Post a Comment

Can I take my own GoPro rafting on the Shotover River?

Comments

Hi Emily, yes you certainly can take your GoPro on the Shotover Rafting trip. 

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 22nd Jan 13 at 16:11

1 comment - Post a Comment

Hi, is the Shotover River suitable for people who can swim but who are absolute beginners with zero rafting experience?

Comments

Hi Alex, you do not need any rafting experience to raft the Shotover River you just need to be confident in the water. 

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 6th Sep 12 at 11:17

1 comment - Post a Comment

Hi just wanting to know what time you would be back in queenstown if you went in the morning?

Comments

Hi Natalie, you will be back in Queenstown by 12.30pm at the latest after the morning Shotover Rafting.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 11th Jun 12 at 19:04

1 comment - Post a Comment

Do you need to wear anything special when rafting in winter?

Comments

Hi Melissa, no you don't have to take anything special with you for the winter. You will be provided with waterproof booties, a full length 5mm wetsuit as well as a 5mm jacket, spray-jacket and life jacket. These should keep you adequately warm and the paddling action certainly keeps the blood flowing too. We have additional neoprene socks and gloves for the winter rafting. You will need a swimsuit and a towel. There are showers and a sauna after the trip

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Belinda) on 25th May 12 at 10:21

1 comment - Post a Comment

Hello
When it's snowing is this something that still goes ahead?

Comments

Hi Hayley. The Shotover River rafting in Queenstown will still go ahead if it is snowing however during winter the only access to the rafting is by helicopter (heli rafting) and if it's snowing the helicopters probably wont be able to fly. If this happens then the rafting will be cancelled also as there is no access via the Skippers Canyon road in winter. If your rafting is cancelled then you can reschedule for another day or receive a full refund.

Comment by: Everything Travel Group (Callum) on 28th Mar 12 at 17:04

1 comment - Post a Comment

97%
rating

97% of new customers that used Everything Queenstown to provide advice and securely book their Queenstown activities have let us know they've had a good or excellent experience with us. Thank you.