After meeting your driver, travel the short distance from Queenstown to Cavells Rafting Base where you will be fitted with rafting clothing. After a short briefing, the 40 min journey along the historic Skipper Roads begins. Steeped in history, the dirt road cut during the 1860's gold rush, weaves its way into Skippers Canyon. Upon arrival to Deep Creek, all rafters will receive a full safety briefing before meeting their river guide and paddling companions.
The upper section of the Shotover River gives rafters time to practice their paddle techniques before they hit the whitewater of the lower Canyon. Paddle numerous rapids such as Rock Garden, Jaws, Toilet and Sequel during the 1½ -2 hrs of river time. Rafters are then plunged into darkness as they negotiate the 170m long Oxenbridge Tunnel before bursting into Cascade Rapid to complete their adventure. A short walk brings the rafters back to Cavells Rafting Lodge where a sauna and hot shower is welcomed with complimentary tea and coffee prior to a return transfer to Queenstown.