Queenstown Rafting

White water rafting in Queenstown is a famous activity that happens to be on the bucket list of all the adventure lovers and thrill-seeking travelers. People come from all over the world to Queenstown to experience one of its kind white water rafting.

With the stunning alpine scenery in the background, river rafting in Queenstown not only charges your adrenaline rush but also gives you the pleasure of scenic beauty. From the Kawarau river to the King river to the Mohaka river and more, there are numerous spots to go white water rafting in New Zealand.

If you find yourself on vacation here, don’t forget to leave without experiencing river rafting in Queenstown, for it is indeed the best in the world. From beginners to experts and from swimmers to non-swimmers, different rafting spots in Queensland has got something for everyone and will never disappoint.
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This is the ultimate river rafting in Queenstown which will take you on an adventurous ride. Enjoy rafting over the great Shotover river rapids and have a great time with your friends. Book now at special offers and avail the benefits of round trip transfers from Queenstown.What to ExpectRide the rapids of the Shotover riverThis river rafting in Queenstown experience will take you all the way to the mightiest rapids of the Shotover river and let you conquer them. The rafting base is the Arthurs Point, where you will have great fun and adventure. Grade 3-5 whitewater rapidsThis Shotover river rafting in Queenstown features rapids of grade 3 to grade 5! If you are not familiar with rapid grades, grade 5 rapids are considered to be the most dangerous rapids on which rafting is allowed. You will experience Aftershock, Squeeze, Toilet, and Pinball rapids. Search for them on the internet to know more. Helicopter ride Skippers Canyon to Rafting siteThe experience also involves a helicopter ride to the rafting site. The site is very remote and so land vehicles can go there. You will take a short helicopter ride to the site and enjoy the experience there. Full wetsuit, rafting clothing and all safety equipment will be provided so that you have a safe ride. Shared transfers from QueenstownNow you don’t even need to worry about how you will get to the meetup location. We provide you pickup and drop services from Queenstown to the rafting site. Travel hassle free and enjoy this rafting adventure with your family and friends. Know Before You GoMeet Up Information:Location: Go Orange Queenstown Rafting, 35 Shotover Street, QueenstownGetting There:Take bus no. 1 or 2 to Queenstown (Connells Mall/Camp St.) bus station.Group size: 8 participants per raft- This activity is for participants aged 13+ with a weight of 40-120kg only

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People Also Ask About Rafting in Queenstown

  1. What are the best places for rafting in Queenstown?

    1. The Kawarau River: Kawarau River is perfect for people who are ardent adventure lovers. This river is big and deep just enough to make you experience the best kind of water sports like water rafting and water racing in it. It is not like the usual white knuckle ride, but the water here is suitable for the first-timers. The rapids are graded 2-3 and when the water level is high they are graded till 2-4. If you would like to enjoy the river with your family and children and even for people with mixed abilities, the Kawarau river is the perfect spot for you. People also go there to experience Cliff jumping and Rapid swimming.

    Kawarau River is also the longest commercially rafted rapid river in New Zealand. It is 400 meters long and the launch site for the river Kawarau is located east of Queenstown. You need to travel 25 minutes via historic Arrowtown to get to the starting point. The adventurous side of the Kawarau River is at the Shot Over River which is a 40 minutes drive from Queenstown, but becomes inaccessible via road during Spring and helicopters are used to get to the location. All in all, you can enjoy the beauty of Kawarau and Shot Over River throughout the year.

    It will be a half-day tour. All the equipment and gears you will need for safety and protection will be provided by the tour guides. It may differ from company to company, but they will provide you with a wetsuit and life jackets for rafting. You will also get to experience hot showers and a sauna after you have done rafting.

    Price: $199pp
    Location: 37 Camp Street, Queenstown

    2. King River: King River is one of the best places to have white water rafting in Queenstown. You will get to soak in the beautiful views of the rainforest as soon as you reach the location. While you are rafting at the King River, you will also see old mining relics placed around the river, making it for a stunning backdrop. The rapids will give you an exhilarating experience with the chilly water underneath and gorgeous background.

    The King river starting point is located at the North-East Murray catchment of the Murray-Darling Basin. It is 1460 meters long and the river is mostly used for irrigating because of the elongated length. You will have a stunning view of fields, dams, and other lush green surroundings while you raft in this river.

    The tour to the king river comes to an end with hot showers followed by a tasty lunch. The children under 12 need the supervision of their parents and guides if they are participating in this activity. It is mostly the responsibility of the tour guide to provide everyone with the safety gear, and he will ensure that you are having a safe yet memorable trip.

    Location: 22 Esplanade, Queenstown TAS 7467, Australia
    Price: Adults $300 Children $240 (10 - 15 yrs)

    3. The Mohaka River: Located in the east-central region of Hawke’s Bay, Mohaka River is one of the best places in New Zealand to experience white water rafting and is graded 2-5 for rafting.

    When you take this less-traveled route of The Big One, you will experience the gorges escapades at North Island. These gorges are as steep as 200 meters and will give you all the grandeur feels while being there. This is why the spot is also famous for cliff jumping at Mohaka River. Rafting in Mohaka river along with being adventurous is also an amazing experience of exploring the exotic life in the water. The end of the river is the most challenging, but yet the most exhilarating part.

    You can spot the endangered blue ducks in the areas with fewer currants. You can also site see the Te Kooti, the site of the fight with the Britishers.
    The upper side of the river is used for fishing and hiking, the center and the end of the river is mostly used for commercial rafting and kayaking.

    Location: 3408 State Highway 5, Napier 4182, New Zealand
    Price: The cost is NZD 185 adults and NZD 175 children under 12 years.

  2. Is there any age restriction for the river rafting in Queenstown?

    The minimum age for white water rafting in Queenstown is 13 years. If you are over the age of 13 but under the age of 16 years, you must be accompanied by a guardian travel. If you are under the age of 18 years you need a child waiver form to be signed by a guardian. There is no maximum age restriction for river rafting in Queenstown.

  3. What is the best time to indulge in river rafting in Queenstown?

    Spring is the best time to indulge in river rafting in Queenstown which lasts from late May to late June. The snowmelt makes this time the most exciting for rafting season for whitewater. You will be able to witness the greenery around with the rapid flow of water.

  4. Is it required to carry the medication during the river rafting trip?

    Yes , it is advised to carry basic medication like for fever, headaches, etc with you when going for river rafting. All the rafting sites have medication facilities and first aid available in case of any emergency.

  5. What is the cost of river rafting in Queenstown?

    The cost of river rafting in Queenstown is only $199 per person. In New Zealand Dollars, Rafting costs NZD 239.00, and Heli Rafting costs NZD 359.00.

  6. Is River rafting safe in Queenstown?

    Yes, river rafting is safe in Queenstown. The tour guide provides you with all the safety gear required for the rafting. The water is not at extreme rapidness and is safe for beginner rafters and swimmers. There are restrictions for children below 12 and people with physical conditions for their safety only.

  7. I do not know about swimming, can I go river rafting?

    Yes, river rafting is safe in Queenstown. The tour guide provides you with all the safety gear required for the rafting. The water is not at extreme rapidness and is safe for beginner rafters and swimmers. There are restrictions for children below 12 and people with physical conditions for their safety only.

  8. How long does it take to complete river rafting in Queenstown?

    It takes half a day or may take a whole day to complete river rafting in Queenstown. If you decide to do multiple river rafts, it will take more than one day to complete them all. Along with rafting, there are lunch and saunas in between, that time will make it longer.

  9. What should I wear for rafting in Queenstown?

    We would advise you to wear something which is warm but dries easily because there are high chances of you getting wet and cold. All necessary equipment is provided for this tour. The tour guides will provide you with wetsuits, life jackets, and other safety pieces of equipment. This tour is even safe for people who are not strong swimmers.

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