|WHITE WATER RAFTING ON THE SHOTOVER
The Shotover River gained prominence in the 1860's as one of the world's
most lucrative gold bearing rivers. Today it is best known as a playground
for adventurers who want to challenge nature. The Extreme Green Rafting
Shotover trip takes up that challenge, guiding passengers into an
environment of extremes.
Aptly named rapids - Germans Drop, Mother-in-Law, Pinball and
Cascade - are interspersed throughout the exhilarating 18km trip,
which culminates in a spectacular ride through the Oxenbridge Tunnel
- a 170-metre chute that is a legacy of the pioneering goldminers.
The Shotover River is exciting and testing, providing a unique showcase
for Extreme Green's rafting adventures. Although suitable for most
levels of experience, confidence in water is an advantage.
DURATION: 4 - 5 hours
GRADE: 3 - 5 Difficulty varies depending
on river levels.
From the Southern Lakes Info Centre corner of Camp Street & The Mall, or pick-ups can be arranged from certain accommodation centres on morning departures.
WHAT YOU NEED:
Swimsuit and towel
WHAT IS SUPPLIED:
All transport from town to rafting base, 7mm
wetsuits, wetsuit Jackets, booties, spray jackets, helmets, paddles
and life jackets.
|1st Oct - 31st May Vehicle or Helicopter access
||8.15am & 1.15pm
| 1st June - 30th Sept Helicopter access only
||8.15am & 1.15pm
- Transfer to and from rafting base
- Full rafting equipment
- Transfer to raft put in situated in Skippers Canyon
- Extensive safety instruction and paddle briefing
- Raft Shotover River
- Hot showers and Sauna
- Heated changing rooms
We do not recommend valuables to be brought on this trip (Passports,
jewellery, large amounts of cash or travellers cheques)
13 years (under 18 years need parent/guardian)
Rafting trips are photographed and photos will be available for
viewing / purchase on return to Queenstown.
- Must be notified 24 hours prior to trip departure, otherwise
no refund will be given
- Extreme Green reserves the right to cancel trips due to river or weather conditions