Jet Boat and Kawarau River Rafting from Queenstown
Discover the Iconic Kawarau river of Queenstown, New Zealand! Book the Jet Boat + Kawarau River Rafting trip for as low as $249 NZD per person. Rates: • 30 minutes Jet Boat and 2 Hour rafting: From $249 NZD per person What You Can Expect: Here is your chance to pair two of Queenstown’s most iconic experiences. Packing in those famous 360 spins and dramatic canyon walls as you discover the Kawarau River and its pristine wilderness. The Thunder Jet will race down the river to your next mode of transport. Jump straight into a raft with the team at Queenstown rafting to complete the last section of river, where the Jet Boats fear to go. Spend your afternoon paddling through the historic Kawarau gorge, famous for its gold mining, wineries and it’s stint in the Lord of the Rings franchise. Paddle and swim your way through grade 2-3 white water rapids with a brand-new cliff jumping section added for the adventure junkies. Complete your journey by tackling the famous 400m Dog Leg rapid – the longest commercially rafted rapid in New Zealand. Then head back to base for a hot shower. • Jet Boat for 30 minutes down Lake Wakatipu & the Kawarau river • Experience Thunder Jet’s famous 360 spins • White water raft for three hours • Raft grade 2-3 rapids • Cliff jumping and rapid swimming • Hot showers at base • Duration: 40 min Jet Boat + 2 hour Raft • Departs: 35 Shotover Street • Season: All Year Don’t take photos of the river, take on the river. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
- Captain is included.
- A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
- 8 guests
- Tours, Lessons, and Diving
- Jet Boat Tour
The most important thing you should know about us is... We are passionate about showcasing our backyard by offering genuine 'Kiwi' adventures with personality and value.Our mission is to deliver safe adventures with fun, personality and pride, creating a unique personal experience. We promise to provide a rewarding, stimulating and satisfying environment for all employees, whilst making it a fun, motivating place to work. Safety is at the heart of what we do and we will not put people in situations where safety is compromised. With a reliance on our natural environment we seek to be respectful of our natural environment and be as eco-friendly as possible.To always be aware that customer staff safety and a respect for the environment influences every decision we make. The team are excited to be part of the changing landscape in the Adventure Tourism Industry with new safety regulations coming into force and are a fully credited Adventure Activity Operator (AAO) having passed our audit by Worksafe New Zealand (valid Nov 2014 - Nov 2017). We are passionate and committed to kayaking, boating, safety and the environment. Most of all we are looking forward to showcasing our spectacular region and having some summer-time fun!
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 5 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
Frequently Asked Questions Do I Jet Boat in my wetsuit? Yes, you do. We will take you to the Jet Boats from the Rafting Base. If you are not Jet Boating, you will stay in the bus and carry on via road to the Kawarau River put in. Where do I put my wetsuit on? You will get all your gear at the raft base before your trip begins. When you check in at the Shotover street store a shuttle will take you out to the raft base at Arthurs point, here we have changing rooms and hot showers for when you return. How long is the Jet Boat ride? Your Jet Boat trip will be around 30-40 minutes long. You will be joining the Thunder Jet one-hour trip, once you have unloaded, they will turn around and head back to Queenstown. How do I get back to the rafting base after the trip? Your trip will finish at Rafters road where our bus will be waiting. We will load the rafts on to the trailer and head back to base together. Are my trips getting cut short because I'm combining two experiences? No, the Kawarau rafting trip is the same time as you meet the crew at the start point. Thunder Jet offer a 25-minute trip down the Kawarau river, that is what you are booking. Double the adventure. Do we get lunch? You don’t. Please ensure you have eaten before your trip, you will be on the water paddling for at least two hours. Do we take the rafts and the paddles with us on the Jet Boat? No, we wouldn’t want you to lose these during those famous 360-degree spins. All the equipment apart from the gear you are wearing will be taken to the raft put in on the bus. Will there be other people on the Jet Boat? Potentially yes. You will be joining the Thunder Jet one-hour trip so there will be Thunder Jet customers on the boat. You will sit together with the other rafters and a guide. Will we see Dolphins on the Jet Boat? Unless we find a rare breed of fresh water Dolphins during you trip then no you won’t see Dolphins. Why should I choose Thunder Jet? Apart from the fact that we are awesome, our Jet boats travel further and cheaper than any other Jet Boat in Queenstown. Covering 44Km down the Kawarau River giving you that real wilderness experience. We offer a trip packed with famous 360 degree spins and navigate under not one, but two bridges. Our drivers are also pretty epic, spinning quality yarns and playing the best tunes. How old do you have to be to ride with Thunder Jet? There are no age limits, however we are unable to take children under 13kg. What are your weight restrictions? You just need to be over 13kg. There are no upper weight limits. Will I get wet? It is not our intention to get you wet however we can’t control the weather and sometimes our spins can get a little powerful. Meaning you may experience a light spray of water but that’s why we give you spray jackets. Can I take my camera? Of course! The Jet Boats travel at high speed and take you to some epic photo spots. Just keep it covered when we spin, we wouldn’t want it getting wet. Go Pro’s and selfie sticks are also welcome, just hold on during those spins. Can I take my bag? Unless you require your bag on the boat for medical reasons we suggest you leave it with us on land. We have lockers that we can store your belongings in until you return from your experience. Can I bring my kids? Yes. Jet Boating is an excellent family activity to be enjoyed by all. Bring your kids, they will love it! Will I get seasick on the Jet Boat? Hopefully you won’t. Our Jet Boats travel at speed and we throw in a few 360-degree spins, however if you’re feeling a little queasy just let the driver know. Can I ride on the jet boat if I am pregnant? We don’t suggest you Jet Boat if you are pregnant, sorry!