Kawarau River Jet2Raft

An exhilarating jet boat ride followed by a scenic route down the waters of the Kawarau River. The perfect introduction to white water rafting. 

  • Get the blood pumping and get close to the water’s edge with 360-degree spins with a thrilling 30min Jet Boat across Lake Whakatipu to meet your raft
  • A scenic route trying the untamed waters of the Kawarau River
  • Raft grade 2-3 white water rapids down the picture-perfect Kawarau River
  • Tackle the famous 400m Dog Leg rapid, NZ's longest commercially rafted rapid
  • Explore a river home to gold mining, wineries, and scenes in The Lord of the Rings.
  • Optional cliff-jumping and rapid swimming for adventure junkies
  • Hot showers post-trip at the Rafting Base

More information

Departure Location

Meet us 20 minutes before your Jet2Raft experience at 37 Camp Street, Queenstown to check in.

Who is it for?

  • Minimum age 13yrs
  • Minimum weight 40kg.  Maximum weight 120kg
  • You need to be water competent with moderate fitness
  • Travellers with a heart condition or taking heart medication are not able to participate
  • Guardian conditions apply for under 18yrs

What’s included

  • 25 minute Jet Boat ride to the raft with 360 spins
  • Full wetsuit, rafting clothing and all safety equipment
  • Extensive safety briefing
  • Rafting on the Kawarau River
  • Cliff jumping and rapid swimming (dependant on water levels)
  • Hot showers at Rafting Base
  • Return shuttle to downtown Queenstown

What to bring

Bring your swimsuit and towel. It is advised that you don't bring any valuables with you. We do have a small valuables locker at Rafting Base if you need it.

What we provide

Wetsuit, wetsuit jacket, spray jacket, paddle, helmet, wetsuit booties and a life jacket.  Along with transport, rafts, legendary guides and guaranteed epic whitewater.

Special note

  • Participation in rafting activities involves a degree of risk and the rafting operator cannot absolutely guarantee participants' safety
  • Participants need to listen carefully to our guides' instructions
  • We reserve the right to cancel trips or substitute another river or section of river for safety reasons
  • Please ensure you have read and accept our terms and conditions prior to sending a reservation request
  • These rafting trips operate with minimum numbers of people. Customers need to reconfirm at least 24 hours prior to departure to ensure your trip will be operating
  • All trips operate dependent on weather, river level and/or water temperature.


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