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From Queenstown: Shotover River Whitewater Rafting Adventure

Duration: 4.5 hours
14 Reviews
Outdoors
14

Raft the famous Shotover River on thrilling, grade 3 to 5 whitewater rapids on a half-day trip from Queenstown. Experience Skippers Canyon's daunting…

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Queenstown: 3-Location Progressive Dinner and Wine Tour

Duration: 3.5 hours
Small group

Experience some of Queenstown’s most iconic settings as you are taken on a social night with new friends. Prepare to encounter local wine, craft…

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What people are saying about Shotover River

Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 107 reviews

Was definitely fun, but be prepared, the first 10-12 minutes are very harsh on your back as you go over many, many bumpy waves head-on, in order to get to the calm part of the waters. same with your return. Ouch...! Was still fun, but a bit painful :)

We had a great time! We were lucky enough to be in the front seat, yet really did not get too wet--just some spray, but no waves crashing over us. There are several jet boat tours, so we just had to pay attention to which meeting place to use.

This was more fun than two people should be allowed to have! I was shrieking with delight the entire ride. The van ride over and back through Skippers canyon was nerve-racking but fabulous. Skilled drivers!! Well worth the money.

Definitely a Queenstown must-do. Amazing guide Rob and the trip was super fun! Great historical info but not 24/7 talking which is great on bus rides. Very accommodating and made us very reassured as the road can be a bit bumpy!

Exhilarating, so much fun. Road amazing, congratulations to the driver. Jet boat ride nowhere near long enough - went so fast. It was enjoyed by all on the tour.

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