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Queenstown Kawarau River Rafting and Jet Boat

4 hours 30 minutes

Large group

Free Cancellation

What to Expect

Combining two of Queenstown's most iconic activities, this trip is second to none! Starting on the Queenstown Jet Boat, you'll get to experience those famous 360 degree spins and speed. Discover the Kawarau River and its pristine wilderness as we race you down the river to your next mode of transport. Then jump straight into a raft to complete the last section of river, where the Jet Boats fear to go. Spend your morning or afternoon paddling through the historic Kawarau gorge, famous for its gold mining, wineries and it’s stint in The Lord of the Rings franchise.<br>Paddle and swim your way through grade 2-3 whitewater rapids with a brand new cliff jumping section added for the adventure junkies (optional). Complete your journey by tackling the famous 400m Dog Leg rapid – the longest commercially rafted rapid in New Zealand. Then head back to Rafting Base for a hot shower.



First your jet boat will race down the river to your next mode of transport, packing in those famous 360 spins and dramatic canyon walls as you discover the Kawarau River and it's pristine wilderness. After 30 mins jump straight into a raft to complete the last section of the river. Raft through grade 2-3 rapids, take in the beautiful views, choose to join in on the optional rock jumping section for added fun (1hr raft time)

Please note for safety we have minimum weight restriction of 40 kg and maximum weight of 120 kg to participate.

Stop At:

• Kawarau River, New Zealand
• Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown New Zealand
• Queenstown, Queenstown, Otago Region, South Island


  • Use of hot showers
  • Wetsuit, rafting clothing and all other equipment provided
  • Extensive safety instructions and paddling techniques
  • Jet Boat ride to the rafting put-in point


  • Snacks - Food and drinks

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Water confidence is essential
  • Rafting while pregnant is prohibited
  • Rafting with any heart condition is prohibited
  • Minimum weight 40kg
  • Maximum weight 120kg
  • Minimum age is 13 years. Children aged between 13 and 15 years must be accompanied by a guardian
  • All travellers between the age of 16 and 17 years require a waiver to be signed by a guardian if they are unaccompanied
  • You must bring a swimsuit and towel
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


$219.7 NZD

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