Raft the very best white water rapids in the area courtesy of the magnificent Skippers Canyon. The drive in is famous for it's incredible twists and turns, tight corners and exciting cliff edges. The journey into the canyon is part of the whole experience as the road has hardly changed since the days when the canyon was mined for gold. The Shotover River runs through Skippers Canyon and was one of the richest gold bearing rivers in the world.
Paddling from Deep Creek over peaceful waters at first, you'll head towards the exhilarating rapids of the technical lower canyon. The adrenalin pumps as you paddle Rock Garden, After Shock, Sharks Fin, Toilet, Pinball and Jaws to name but a few rapids.
Finish by rafting through the 170m pitch black Oxenbridge Tunnel before shooting Cascade Rapid to complete your adventure.
Duration: 3 hours on the water
Conditions: White-water rafting involves risk and requires a degree of physical fitness. Rangitata Rafts reserve the right to screen passengers for safety