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Challenge Rafting

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Challenge Rafting

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Challenge Rafting - Challenge Rafting. Copyright Queenstown Adventure Group.

Challenge Rafting operates a variety of exciting half day trips on the Shotover and Kawarau Rivers.

The Kawarau River provides an exhilarating trip for first time rafters.

The Shotover River provides the action for those looking for extra excitement and thrills.

The Helirafting provides a spectacular helicopter flight to the rafting launch site deep within Skippers Canyon.



Kawarau River Rafting


 
 
 
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Overview



Why not try white water rafting for the ultimate adventure in Queenstown?

The Kawarau River is a great introduction to white water rafting and provides an exhilarating trip for first time rafters. 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 historic Kawarau Bungy Bridge as your raft passes under. The grande finale is the unforgettable 400 metre Dog Leg Rapid to end your trip on New Zealand's largest volume commercially rafted river.

The Shotover River provides the action for those looking for extra excitement and thrills. Step across this great frontier and meet the challenge of rafting the Shotover River, experience the rugged beauty and unspoiled grandeur of the breathtaking scenery as you conquer this wild and untamed river. Tackle six rapids then raft through the darkness of the 170 metre Oxenbridge Tunnel and shoot the Cascade Rapid to complete the challenge.

Heli Rafting combines the thrill of white water rafting with a helicopter flight! Experience a spectacular helicopter flight to the rafting launch site deep within Skippers Canyon. Then white water raft down the mighty Shotover River. Tackle six rapids then raft through the darkness of the 170 metre Oxenbridge Tunnel and shoot the Cascade Rapid to complete the challenge.


You Bring: Change of dry clothes, swimming costume, towel, money for snacks. Camera, videos and personal items are carried at owners risk.

We Provide: Wetsuit, spray jacket, booties, life jacket, helmet.


Saftey

The safety of clients is paramount and Challenge Rafting operates within strict safety guidelines.

It is important to listen carefully to your guides instructions. Rafting is recommended for people over the age of 13 years confident in water.

Participation in rafting activities involves a degree of risk and the rafting operator cannot be held responsible for personal injury or for equipment lost or damaged. We reserve the right to cancel or amend any trip due to river, road, weather conditions or lack of numbers. All prices are subject to change. This is subject to any rights or remedies you may have under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993.

'No shows' or cancellations within 24 hours of departure are non-refundable.

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