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Go Orange - Kawarau River Jet to Raft

Tick off two epic kiwi bucket list options at once with the Go Orange 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, Go Orange has combined two essential kiwi activities in one epic combo - the iconic Go Orange 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 Go Orange 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


  • Please check-in at your meeting location 20 minute prior to your trip departure.

    Meeting Location:

    1 Oct - 21 Oct: Go Orange Shop, 35 Shotover Street, Queenstown

    22 Oct - 31 May: Go Orange shop, 37 Camp Street, Queenstown

    1 Jun - 30 Sep: Go Orange Kiosk, Steamer Wharf, Queenstown

    ****PLEASE NOTE****

  • You MUST be able to swim and also have a moderate level of fitness.
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • Minimum weight 40kg
  • Maximum weight 120kg
  • Guardian conditions apply for under 18 years
  • People with a heart condition or taking heart medication are not able to participate
  • Trips are weather, river level and/or water temperature dependent
  • It is advisable to leave valuables at home including cameras. No personal GoPro’s allowed on the trips for safety reasons. Video footage is available to purchase after your adventure.
  • Minimum booking numbers apply for trip confirmation. 'No shows' or cancellations within 48 hours of departure are non-refundable.

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Michael Ockerhausen from United States wrote on 17 February 2019

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Great experience

Morgan was an excellent guide! Fun and professional. Highly recommend.

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Elizabeth Valentine from New Zealand wrote on 21 March 2020

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Such a awesome day. The staff are amazing, friendly with a good sense of humor 😊. 5 start rating thank you guys!!

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Lisa Vogelsang from Australia wrote on 16 March 2020

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Fantastic experience

This was the highlight of our trip to Queenstown. The hair raising 360 degree turns in the Jet Boat were great fun!! Absolutely loved the rafting. The guides were very professional but made the experience so much fun. This is a must do for all ages!!

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Sam from Australia wrote on 29 June 2019

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The experience got cancelled due to lack of numbers, which is fair enough. However, they tell us that its been cancelled when we get to the office on the morning of the experience! We woke up early in the morning and got ourselves all the way to queenstown only to be told that the experience was cancelled as some people had cancelled the previous day, and that they had sent us an email about it last night. Absolute lies. In fact, they sent us an email only a few minutes before we arrived at the office, in a pathetic attempt to cover up the fact that they forgot to tell us the night before. Not even a proper apology from them, just a 'sorry, but this happens all the time'. Well if it happens all the time I recommend that everyone stays away from this company, and books with a more reliable one! Terrible customer service Go Orange. Pathetic.

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Cintia from Australia wrote on 07 May 2019

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Expectations not met

I had huge expectations on both activities but got pretty disappointed when realized that, when in a combo, the Jet Boat one was way shorter comparing to the single activity. If I had known in advance would’ve bought separately. In regards to the rafting, the crew was nice but again I got disappointed when informed that I couldn’t make use of my own GoPro even though it could have been put in the helmet. Getting over it, I ended up buying the shooting that Go Orange made with their GoPro and once more got disappointed with the quality of the videos (most likely due to using old cameras). I wish I have had the opportunity to use my GoPro and have some great photos to share in here.

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