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Queenstown Triple Challenge (Jet Boat Ride, Helicopter and White Water Rafting)

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  • Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3342TCC
Calling all adrenaline junkies! Are you up for the Shotover triple challenge? Experience Queenstown at its very best as you brace yourself for a jet boat ride on the Shotover River, helicopter over Skippers Canyon and white water rafting from Deep creek to Cascade rapid. Guranteed to get the heart pumping, you're half day adventure tour includes all equipment and safety briefings.

Highlights

  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Free drinks included
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Scenic helicopter flight
Check in at the Queenstown Rafting Adventure Centre, where you will be given a short briefing on the format of the Shotover Triple Challenge. From here you will be transferred to the Shotover River for the first part of the Triple Challenge, an exciting ride in the world famous Shotover Jet Boats on the Shotover River. Speed through the towering, rocky canyons of the South Island's river of gold. HANG ON tight as you experience the famous 'Shotover Jet turn', where your boat spins through a full 360 degrees in its own length.

Immediately following the jet boat ride, you proceed to Cavell's Rafting Lodge, where you change into a full wetsuit. Transfer to the heli-pad and climb aboard a turbine-powered helicopter for a spectacular rollercoaster flight up Skippers Canyon.

You will land at Deep Creek, where you'll meet the experienced white water rafting guides. After extensive safety instructions and paddling techniques, board your raft and paddle over peaceful waters at first, before striking the exhilarating rapids of the lower Canyon. Experience rapids such as Rock Garden, Sharks Fin, Toilet, Pinball, Jaws, Sequel and the unforgettable, 170 meter Oxenbridge Tunnel, followed closely by Cascade Rapid. From your take out point, you will be transferred to Cavell's Rafting Lodge for a hot shower and sauna, before returning back to Queenstown.

Guides are fully licensed and are carefully chosen on the basis of their skill and experience, their ability to make sound decisions and their ability to communicate and identify with our clients. Rafting on the Shotover River varies in difficulty according to river levels. In the event the Shotover River is unsuitable, rafting may be transferred to the Kawarau River.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Queenstown Rafting Adventure Centre
Departure Time:
  • 7:30am October - May
  • 8:15am  June - September
  • 12:15pm year round
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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7:30am Departure
Code: AM730

Departs at 7:30am October - May

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8:15am Departure
Code: 8:15AM

Departs at 8:15am June - September

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12:15pm Departure
Code: PM1315

Departs at 12:15pm daily

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$339.00
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Queenstown Triple Challenge (Jet Boat Ride, Helicopter and White Water Rafting)

Queenstown White Water Rafting

Inclusions:
  • Shotover Jet Boat ride
  • Skippers Canyon Helicopter tour
  • White Water Rafting on the Shotover River
  • All rafting equipment and clothing (wetsuit, wetsuit jacket, spray jacket, paddle, helmet, wetsuit booties and a life jacket)
  • Extensive safety instructions and paddling techniques
  • Hot showers and sauna
  • Transport by coach
Exclusions:
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for child aged 12 and under
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Minimum weight requirement is 40kg
  • Children ages between 13 to 17 years must be accompanied by a guardian
  • Helicopter ride seat maximum 6 passengers
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Travelers must be water confident
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: David B, Australia, July 2014

No access via the icy roads in winter made the triple challenge the only option to link the jet boat and rafting trips. Well worth the extra money for the chopper ride though. The jet boat and the rafting staff were very effecient, knowledgable, friendly and often very funny - Jack the rafting guide in particular. Couldn't imagine not having done this trip. Just great fun.

Reviewed by: Aviad M, Israel, March 2014

This was a great experience. The Jet Boat ride was a real thriller, the helicopter ride a fun way to get to the rafting (instead of a 40 minutes bus ride) and the rafting a wonderful adventure. The whole tour was very well organized and the flow from one activity to the next was smooth. Highly recommended!

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