Come Whitewater Rafting in Queenstown with Extreme Green Rafting!

Queenstown's longest established rafting operation offer rafting trips that will take you into the extremes of our environment.

Raft the infamous Shotover River with a journey into the historic skippers canyon or try the scenic playful Kawarau River and the huge waves of Dog Leg rapid. Save money by combining your raft trip with "the most exciting jetboat ride", Shotover Jet or a rollercoaster Helicopter flight.

Two Rivers to Choose From!

Shotover River

Grade: 3-5
Duration: Half Day
Summer: Departs 8.00am & 1.00pm
Winter: Departs 8.30am & 1.00pm
(Only accessed by helicopter in winter)

Once one of the world's most lucrative gold bearing rivers; the Shotover River is now a whitewater playground for those who want an extreme rafting adventure.

Paddling down the spectacular shotover canyon you will go from the excitement of Rock Garden rapid to the roar of the Mother section. With rapids like Squeeze, Pinball, Toilet and Oh S#*t, your heart will be pumping. Prepare yourself as you exit the darkness of the 170m long Oxenbridge tunnel because your about to get wet!


Heli-Rafting: $339.00

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Kawarau River

Grade: 2-3
Duration: Half Day
Summer: Departs 8.00am & 1.00pm
Winter: Departs 8.30am & 1.00pm

The only river to drain Lake Wakatipu, the Kawarau is a perfect mix of scenic beauty, playful fun and whitewater action. Glide past the first AJ Hacket Bungy site in the world before you reach the huge waves of the Dog Leg, the longest commercially rafted rapid in New Zealand! Get in on the action by cliff jumping off the rugged gorge walls, swimming down a rapid or joining inon a water fight. Perfect for first time rafters, the Kawarau has something for everyone.


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More Info

Your Trip Includes

  • Courtesy coach transfers
  • All rafting equipment and clothing
  • Full safety briefing and instruction
  • Experienced guides
  • Sauna and Hot Showers

Your Guides

All of our guides undergo comprehensive training specific to our operation and are licensed with the New Zealand National Raft Guide Award. They are chosen for their skills in rafting, communication and local knowledge.

You will need:

  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Cash for photos

Age and Ability

The minimum age for rafting is 13 year - participants under 16 years require a guardian.

SWIMMING ABILITY: All participants should be water confident

WEIGHT: Minimum weight is 40kg (88ls)


The safety of participants is paramount and Extreme Green rafting operates within strict safety guidelines. Whitewater rafting is a serious adventure activity & contains an element of risk. The operator cannot absolutely guarantee participants' safety or be held responsible for personal injury or for equipment lost or damaged.