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Shotover River Rafting

Highlights / General details

Experience the rugged beauty and unspoilt grandeur of the breathtaking scenery as you conquer this wild and untamed river. Tackle six rapids then raft through the darkness of the 170 meter Oxenbridge Tunnel and shoot the Cascade Rapid to complete the challenge.


Hotel pickup and drop off (selected hotels only); Courtesy coach transfers; Specialist river clothing (5ml wetsuits – long john, wet suit jacket, booties, bootie socks, spray jackets, life jackets, protective helmet); Safety briefing; Friendly, professional guides on every trip; Sauna and hot showers at the Rafters Lodge; Professional photo service (optional).



Hours of operation

Available: Daily (Not Available June - September); Departs: 8:15am and 1:00pm.


Half Day (Approximately 4-5 hours).

Additional Information

All you need to bring is swimwear and a towel. In the winter months you can wear thermals underneath the wet suits for extra warmth.

Participant restrictions

Participants must be at least 13 years of age.

Those under 16 years must be accompanied by a parent/guardian

Those under 18 years must have signed parent/guardian consent

MINIMUM weight of 40 KG for Rafting.

Basic swimming skills are required for everyone participating in white water rafting.

Pregnant women are unable to participate in any of these activities.

If you have any previous neck or back injuries please provide details.


All rafting trips require a minimum number of 8 passengers for departures. Bookings will be accepted for numbers less than the required minimum number on the basis that bookings will be coordinated to achieve minimum numbers.

A child waiver form must be signed by a guardian. Forms supplied at time of travel.

All tours operate weather permitting.

Guests wanting to make changes are required to contact reservations at least 48 hours prior to departure.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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Number of Passengers:

Limited Availability