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RealNZ - Kawarau River Jet to Raft


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


  • 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 $199.00

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


  • Approximately 4.5 hours


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


  • 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.


  • 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 01 Nov to 07 Nov 2022

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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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Weeda Lostitmonton from New Zealand wrote on 02 March 2022

Don't miss out

Awesome experience. Had a lot of fun. The staff were great. Very worth the price!

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Caitlin Mountfort from New Zealand wrote on 27 February 2022

Amazing rafting and jet boat

Amazing team We had never rafted before/in last ten years but we felt very safe with their instructions and teaching first and on the rapids. Lots of fun down river and over rapids. They kindly had someone on a kayak taking photos as well! Also as a safety measure incase anyone feel out ( no one did) Jet boat was fun too. He kindly checked none of us fell out after doing a spin (good humour) We had some waves to jump due to wind which made it very very fun. Thanks soo much guys. Worth every second

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Justine Fitzsimmons from New Zealand wrote on 14 February 2022

Great Day on the River

Fantastic day, despite average weather! Everything was really well run, guides were all super friendly and knowledgable. Great value for Jet boat ride and rafting.... will definitely be back again!

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Carissa from New Zealand wrote on 13 February 2022

Best activity ever

Eight from the start this team was welcoming, all had a sense of humour and very helpful. Was such an amazing day filled with ALOT of laughter 😂. Definitely will be doing this again with my kids.

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