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Address: 35 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+(64)442 9792
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 19:00
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Action packed white water rafting with the largest rafting operator in New...

Action packed white water rafting with the largest rafting operator in New Zealand. With over 30 years experience on the Shotover and Kawarau rivers, Queenstown Rafting continue to thrill customers with fun and adventure rafting. No prior rafting experience necessary and operating year round with experienced guides, all equipment and a hot sauna and shower at the end.Upgrades to helirafting also available as well as combos with bungy, skydive, canyon swing and jetboating. For the ultimate adventure check out the reviews from the multiday rafting options on the Landsborough.

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So much fun!

I was a little nervous about the rafting. I didn't even consider how I was going to get to the river! The bus drive down certainly gave me something else to worry about that's for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Aristotle S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was a little nervous about the rafting. I didn't even consider how I was going to get to the river! The bus drive down certainly gave me something else to worry about that's for sure! Amazing scenery, great guides - Chief you're the best! Best fun. It's full on though - not to be taken lightheartedly. Respect the river.

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Thank Aristotle S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

brilliant rafting trip, loads of fun. Shout out to Sally who was fantastic and knew the river inside out and all the history etc.

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Thank PT N
Grantham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Rescheduled the rafting as my skydive got cancelled as it was a rainy day (perfect for rafting). Never been rafting before but had such a great experience. Well organised and fun rafting guides put me at ease as i was a little unsure of what to expect. The drive in the mini bus through Skipper's Canyon is fun as it... More 

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Thank Andrew2012AUS
Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Rafting with these guys was remarkable! Even the journey to the start of the raft point was incredible! It was a several hour excursion that had both tame water and exciting rapids. We happened to go on a beautiful sunny day as well, which made the views all the more stunning! The guides were great, full local knowledge and stories... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a fantastic time on the Shotover with QT rafting. Their guides were excellent, they were extremely organised and made sure we had as much fun as possible. Our rafting guide, Kevin, was exceptional and as all the other guides were also, was very professional, friendly and safe. The river and the drive there along Skippers Canyon is beautiful.... More 

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Thank Gerard S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For a natural born scaredy cat i was very apprehensive to take part in this activity...and i'm sooooo glad i did! To be honest i didn't relax fully until it was over as i kept expecting the worse...but once it was done all i wanted to do was go on the trip again! The company were extremely professional and a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me caveat this mediocre review by saying we've white water rafted at some very rough rivers in the U.S. so we came in with high expectations. The views of the canyon are beautiful but to spend 3+ hours on the water and only have 1-3 areas with actual rapids was somewhat disappointing. It was also summer and waters were... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy white water rafting and being flown in a helicopter to the remote and untouched Landsborough Valley and be surrounded by dense forest and camp out and be spoilt with great meals, fine wine or great beer then DO THIS ! This is so magical, so professionally organised, so much fun ! The jaw dropping beauty of snow... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The operators of Queenstown Rafting are very professional, funny and amazing people. My guide, Tom, looked after us very well and kept us entertained with all sorts of interesting stories and commentary. My favourite was the various names they gave to the rapids (Oh S*&^% and the Toilet being my favourite). I did the Half Day Shotover River one. It... More 

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Thank stevenly10
QueenstownRafting, Front Office Manager at Queenstown Rafting, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for the review! We will pass all the good feedback on to our guides. We hope to see you out rafting with us again sometime. Kind Regards, Queenstown Rafting More 

Woy Woy, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Queenstown Rafting was an awesome company to go with, all the staff are friendly, funny and know what they are on about. Chief is a character and a half couldn't stop talking about his jokes all week. Our guide, Keeran (I know I've got that wrong) was great fun, great teacher and knew a lot about the Shot Over. Can't... More 

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QueenstownRafting, Front Office Manager at Queenstown Rafting, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for the great review, we would love to see you back rafting with us! Chief has been here for ages, so I'm sure he has plenty more stories he could tell you. Glad to hear you had a fun trip. Kind Regards, Queenstown Rafting More 

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