River Rafting with Helicopter Ride

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Duration: 4h 30m
Location: Shotover River, South Island, New Zealand | South Island, New Zealand

Category: Adventures

Grade 2-3 or Grade 3-5 white-water rafting options
A stunning helicopter flight over Shotover & Kawarau Rivers
Magnificent mountain ranges, plains, & wine valleys
Highly-trained and knowledgeable rafting guides

Guided rafting trip down the Shotover or Kawarau Rivers
Helicopter flight to the rafting base
Wetsuit & safety equipment rental
Extensive safety briefing
Hot showers & a sauna
Roundtrip transportation to and from downtown Queenstown


Feel the thrumming of the rotor blades as your helicopter soars over rugged mountains, tracing canyons and rivers before landing at the launch site beside the Shotover River for your white-water rafting adventure.

From lovely Queenstown, you're taken to the rafting base where you're kitted out in your wetsuit and safety gear. Another ride takes you to the helipad for the 6 to 7-minute flight in a twin-engine turbine helicopter.

The flight takes you over impressive mountain ranges, wine valleys, and winding rivers. As you approach either the Shotover or Kawarau Rivers, study the rapids, getting a taste of the ride ahead before your helicopter lands at the rafting “put in” point. Once on the ground, a guide delivers the safety briefing before you climb aboard the raft.

On the river, open up your senses to take in the Alpine scenery, the noise of churning water and whirlpools, and the speed of your raft riding the rapids.

Complete your white-water rafting at Cavells Rafting Base, and enjoy a take a breaking hot shower and sauna before returning to Queenstown.

Cancellation Policy: 72 hours
Know before you book: You must be 13 or older., Children 13-17 years old must be accompanied by a parent/guardian., You must be water confident to take part in this activity., You must weigh at least 88 pounds (40 kg)., At least 6 people are required for the helicopter ride to take place., At least 8 people are required for the rafting trip to take place.

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