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RealNZ - Kawarau River Jet to Raft

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Tick off two epic kiwi bucket list options at once with the RealNZ Jet Boat & Kawarau River Rafting experience...

Tick off two epic kiwi bucket list options at once with the RealNZ Jet Boat & Kawarau River Rafting experience...

Highlights

  • Start with an iconic 40 minute jet boat experience along the Kawarau River
  • Power along at speeds of up to 95km/h with plenty of famous 360 spins
  • Experience the scenic yet equally thrilling Grade 2 - 3 Whitewater Rafting on the Kawarau River
  • Navigate New Zealand’s longest commercially rafted rapid, the 400m Dog Leg
  • Get more thrill and spend less money with our epic combo!

To experience the ultimate thrill and get more bang for your buck, RealNZ has combined two essential kiwi activities in one epic combo - the iconic RealNZ Jet Boat and Kawarau River Whitewater Rafting!

You'll begin the adventure powering down the Kawarau River by Jetboat reaching speeds of up to 95km/h while skimming the surface of the water and experiencing perfectly executed 360 spins.

Your expert driver will enlighten you on Queenstown's intriguing history by way of exciting commentary while you enjoy the ride and soak up the spectacular surrounding scenery.

Next up, take a more relaxed yet equally thrilling Whitewater raft along the Kawarau River, getting you up close to the grandeur of New Zealand wilderness and invoking the sense of paddling through the heart of Middle Earth.

Our guides will take you on more relaxed stretches of the river so you have time to sit back and soak up the beautiful scenery and expertly help you navigate a mix of exciting Grade 2 -3 rapids including the 400m log Dog leg rapid - New Zealand's longest commercially rafted rapid!

We challenge you to delve deeper, go further than the average experience and Go beyond with us.


Per Person $279.00

What's included

  • 40 minute RealNZ Jet Boat ride
  • 1 Hour 45 Minute Whitewater Raft
  • Spray Jacket
  • Life Jacket
  • Full wetsuit rafting clothing (including booties) and safety equipment
  • Extensive safety briefing
  • Hot showers
  • Transfer/ return travel to Queenstown downtown

Duration

  • Approximately 4.5 hours

Location

  • Check-in at RealNZ Rafting, Camp Street, Queenstown.

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 13
  • You must be able to swim.

    You must have reasonable fitness.

    You must not be pregnant.

    You must weigh between 40-120 KG.

    You cannot have a diagnosed heart condition or high/low blood pressure.

    Guardian conditions apply for under 18 years.

Notes

  • Trips are weather, river level and/or water temperature dependent.

    It is advisable to leave valuables at home including cameras. No personal GoPros allowed on the trips for safety reasons.

  • Check In: Please check in a minimum of 30 minutes prior to departure.

    Minimum booking numbers apply for trip confirmation. 'No shows' or cancellations within 48 hours of departure are non-refundable..

Available Bookings from 5 Mar to 18 Mar 2024

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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whsam28 from New Zealand wrote on 22 December 2021

Great crew, wonderful experience!

We are first timer on rafting and have been taking care of by the amazing crew. It turns out to be the most memorable adventure of our trip in South Island. Highly recommended to all.

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Jennifer Kalman from Australia wrote on 21 January 2024

Awesome white rafting

Rafting was the highlight of our trip to the South Island. Great value for money. They kit you out in wetsuits etc all you need is swimmers and towel. Rafting instructions were clear. It was really fun. Special call out to the staff, they were all amazing and seemed genuine in their love of rafting and looking after customers. Really great - just do it !! 😀

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sarathnztrip from India wrote on 04 January 2024

Thrilling Experience

It was fantastic experience. Well equipped and very professional tour guidence. Our rafting guide was so good in instructing and safety drills enabled a safe and thrilling white water rafting experience. Highly recommend RealNZ.

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sagard1 from Australia wrote on 02 December 2023

A must do activity in queenstown

We really enjoyed and had fun with Raft. Safety ,guidance and lessons during actual rafting was so perfect, all our anxiety disappear and we had fantastic experience. I would recommend this for beginners. thank you.

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Arash Paryavi from New Zealand wrote on 15 January 2023

Rafting

Perfect activity

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