Get an action-packed, serious white water rafting adventure on the famous Shotover River combined with an epic helicopter ride over Skippers Canyon!
The day begins with a 7-minute rollercoaster helicopter ride over the awe-inspiring Skippers Canyon, famous for its exciting cliff edges and gold mining history. This is an incredible sightseeing experience and the ULTIMATE way to travel to Deep Creek to start your rafting adventure.
On the way you will get to enjoy breathtaking views of Skippers Canyon, Wakatipu Basin, historic Skippers Road and Coronet Peak Ski Area. Next, meet your river guide and paddling team before receiving an extensive safety briefing making you ready to handle the exhilarating rapids.
Peaceful waters at the entrance of Skippers Canyon let you ease into your adrenaline-packed trip. It won't be long before you will be shooting through the lower canyon and its famous grade 3-5 rapids. You’ll get to paddle Aftershock, Squeeze, Toilet, Oh Sh*t, Pinball and Jaws to name a few. Your raft will then plunge into darkness as you negotiate the 170m long Oxenbridge Tunnel before bursting into Cascade Rapid to complete your adventure.
A short walk will bring you back to Rafting Base for hot showers and finish your day with a trip to our very own brewery and restaurant, Canyon Brewing. Come explore our backyard on this exclusive adventure, a must-do for every visitor to Queenstown!
HI Leighton, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a nice review. I'm delighted to hear you had such a great time on your heli-rafting adventure. The flight into Skipper's Canyon is simply incredible. We hope to see you on the river again in the future. Kind Regards, Tess
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