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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. Extra time is required as groups will not be able to board as one each will need to show their My Vaccine Pass and this cannot be done prior to check-in.

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

Available Bookings from December 04 to December 10

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


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Brian Carr from New Zealand wrote on 24 January 2021

Jet & raft

From start to finish the experience was really good. Staff very professional & equipment high standard. Rafting was the highlight.

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Tracy Glasgow from New Zealand wrote on 10 January 2021

We all had a blast!

Absolutely loved this experience! First time for all of us jet boating and white water rafting and we all had an absolute blast. The guides were amazing and overall the activity very well managed and safe ... helped calm the nerves after signing the waivers. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a taste of adventure.

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janeenb1 from New Zealand wrote on 22 December 2020


So worth it! Great people

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pauld2 from New Zealand wrote on 18 December 2020


Great team

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Vinesh from New Zealand wrote on 06 December 2020

Enjoyable but mellow

A fun rainy day activity! All the staff were really great and definitely contributed to the enjoyment of it. However, the actual white water rafting itself is very mellow - there are only ~4 rapids and they were all very easy. It was mostly just relaxing as the river drifted us downstream, which was fun and all but not very exciting. Will definitely go for the Shotover River rafting next time which sounds like it's a bit more intense!

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