Kawarau River Jet to Raft

Named New Zealand's Best Adventure Activity Operator 2019

Departure Location

Meet us 20 minutes before check-in at Go Orange Rafting, Camp Street, Queenstown.  

What's the GO?

It's Summer, we're excited, you should be too!

Go Orange will be taking on the Kawarau river twice daily, now with the option to upgrade and arrive by Jet Boat. The Go Orange Jet Boat will race over Lake Wakatipu and down the Kawarau River to meet your guides, continue the experience rafting grade 2-3 whitewater rapids. Summer is here, the days are longer, the water is warmer and we are excited to be pairing two of Queenstown’s best loved experiences. Our prices have also changed, giving you the chance to save a few dollars, should you need to squeeze in another activity during your Queenstown holiday. Our trips are all half day trips, meaning we will have you back in Queenstown centre before you know it, exploring more of our playground. 

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

  • Shuttle bus from our Queenstown store to the Rafting Base
  • Full wetsuit, rafting clothing and all safety equipment
  • Extensive safety briefing
  • Shuttle bus to the Go Orange kiosk in Queenstown Bay
  • 30 Minute Jet Boat ride to the raft put in
  • Rafting on the Kawarau River
  • Shuttle from Rafters Road back to base
  • 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.

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
  • This rafting trip operates with a minimum of 8 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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