We offer thrilling half day whitewater rafting trips on the Shotover and Kawarau Rivers in Queenstown. Make your day a real adventure and combine rafting with a jetboat, helicopter or bungy jump with Queenstown Rafting Combos. Or for the ultimate rafting adventure try our Landsborough 3 Day Wilderness Experience – rafting, bushwalking, gourmet food & luxury camping at its best!
The Kawarau River is ideal for first time rafters or suited to those looking for a more relaxed rafting experience, or groups with mixed ability/ages. There is plenty of whitewater action, but also time to sit back, relax and enjoy the specatular scenery. Keep an eye on the other rafts though as there is a good chance of a water fight!
It’s the Kawarau River that starred as the river Anduin in Lord of The Rings, The grandeur of the canyons imparts a feeling of paddling through the heart of Middle Earth. Enjoy the unfortgettable 400m long Dog Leg Rapid – New Zealand’s longest commercially rafted rapid before returning to Queenstown for a sauna and shower at Cavells Rafting Base.